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Avalonbay Communities

AvalonBay Communities is a publicly listed company headquartered in the US. In 2021 its revenue was USD 2.29 billion. AvalonBay is a Maryland corporation and elected to be treated as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company operates as a property manager of multifamily apartment communities in the US.

Ranking position
#10 /50
Total score
36.8 /100

30.7 /60
Core social indicators
5.5 /20
Just transition
0.6 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
5.5 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 10.8 /100 #17

Material investment

#1 3.5 /100 #13

Intangible investment


Sold products



#1 53.3 /100 #10

Supplier engagement

#1 35.0 /100 #15

Client engagement

#1 66.3 /100 #4

Policy engagement

#1 54.0 /100 #12

Business model

#1 31.3 /100 #20
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ACT assessment

Leading practice

Risk and Opportunities


AvalonBay Communities receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. AvalonBay has set SBTi-validated emissions reduction targets for 2030. However, its scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction target, which is aligned with a 2°C scenario, does not align with the company’s 1.5°C pathway. Further, its scope 3 emissions reduction target could not be assessed. The company’s low-carbon transition plan is financed through issuing green bonds. Additionally, it aims to expand its solar capacity, use battery storage technologies and engage in a demand response and smart building data programme.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

Core Social Assessment

More about the company

Arlington, VA, United States of America
Publicly listed
USD 2,295,000,000

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2000 most influential companies

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