IN BRIEF: Stockland has been named the global industry leader in real estate according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

Stockland returns to the top spot after Mirvac took the crown from the company in 2017. This is the fifth time the Australian company has been named global real estate leader.

Last week, the company was also listed as a GRESB global sector leader in the diversified – retail/office category and was ranked number one in Australia for the same category.

The DJSI index is designed to give investors information to compare companies on a range of metrics, including corporate governance, risk management, climate change strategy, environmental management, human capital development and stakeholder engagement.