Free webinar series launched to support consultation on ESG reporting for the social housing sector – register now!

Tue, May 19th, 2020

The Good Economy will be co-hosting a series of webinars for housing associations, investors and other stakeholders as part of a public consultation on sector standard ESG reporting criteria across the social housing sector.

The free webinars follow the launch of the White Paper UK Social Housing - Building a sector standard approach to ESG reporting, developed by the ESG social housing working group (see partners below). The series is being hosted by international law firm Trowers & Hamlins, with a media partnership with Social Housing magazine.

The series will give all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss and develop ESG reporting standards. The opening webinar will explain the drivers behind creating a standardised set of ESG criteria and how it could benefit both housing associations and investors. The following three webinars will provide the opportunity to provide feedback on the specific themes and criteria.

Webinar 1
What ESG reporting means for UK social housing (28th May 2020, 11am-12pm)

This first webinar will be chaired by our media partner Social Housing magazine and will explain the drivers behind developing a standardised set of ESG criteria, and explore how it could benefit both housing associations and investors.

  • Chair: Luke Cross, Social Housing, Editor, Social Housing
  • Speakers: Phil Jenkins (Manager Director, Centrus), Gareth Francis (Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance, Clarion Housing Group), Anthony Marriott (Head of Treasury/Finance, Peabody), Mark Davie (Director – Fixed income, M&G), Marcos Navarro (Director, Housing Finance, Commercial & Private Banking, NatWest)
    Sarah Forster (CEO, The Good Economy)
  • Register here

Webinar 2
Social Criteria: technical review (4th June 2020, 2-3pm)

The second webinar will be chaired by The Good Economy to provide space for a discussion and review of the Social Themes and Criteria proposed in the white paper.

  • Chair: Sarah Forster, CEO, The Good Economy
  • Speakers: Andy Smith (Head of Housing Impact, The Good Economy), Anthony Marriott (Head of Treasury, Peabody), Matt Buckam (Communities Director, Sovereign), Drew Ritchie (Investment Manager, Big Society Capital)
  • Register here

Webinar 3
Environmental Criteria: technical review (11th June 2020, 2-3pm)

The third webinar will be chaired by The Good Economy, providing a space for a discussion and review of the Environmental Themes and Criteria.

  • Chair: Sarah Forster, CEO, The Good Economy
  • Speakers: Andy Smith (Head of Housing Impact, The Good Economy), Will Ray (Head of Sustainability, Clarion), Diana Lock (Head of Energy & Environment, Optivo), Mark Davie (Head of Social Housing, M&G)
  • Register here

Webinar 4
Governance Criteria: technical review (18th June 2020, 2-3pm)

The fourth webinar will be chaired by The Good Economy, providing space for a discussion and review of the Governance Themes and Criteria.

  • Chair: Sarah Forster, CEO, The Good Economy
  • Speakers: Andy Smith (Head of Housing Impact, The Good Economy), Tariq Kazi (Head of Treasury, Optivo), Matthew Buckham (Communities Director, Sovereign), David Averre (Head of Credit Analysis, Insight Investment)
  • Register here

Written submissions to the consultation can be made at the ESG Social Housing Work Group's dedicated website here. The consultation is open until 19 June 2020.

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