The Good Economy has a strong track record in providing impact measurement and management services to investors in social and affordable housing – working with specialist local investors to the world's largest global real estate investment firms.
We also play a leading role in developing ESG and impact reporting standards for the wider social housing sector, as a founding partner of the ESG Social Housing Working Group.
Affordable housing is recognised as a universal social good within the Sustainable Development Goals. “Access to adequate, safe and affordable housing” is a core target for Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.
But housing is not just about 'bricks and mortar’. Having a decent, affordable home is an important determinant of people's health and well-being (Goal 3), has a positive effect on children’s education (Goal 4), can help people get and sustain employment (Goal 8) and can provide a route out of poverty (Goal 1). Housing’s carbon footprint can also be reduced through the right energy efficiency and construction measures (Goals 7 and 13).
A "roadmap" co-written by TGE for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has been launched to guide global real estate to understand, capture and enhance its social value
Sarah Forster says the Urban Land Institute's road map report for the global real estate industry represents an important shift in perceptions of "value" across the economy and society
Full video In case you missed the launch event for the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing hosted by Centrus
ESG reporting standard launched with 70 banks, investors and housing providers committed to boost transparency and consistency
Sarah Forster on why ESG reporting in social housing could open up the sources of capital required to rebuild in the new normal
Sarah Forster on a TGE collaboration to develop a standard approach to ESG and impact performance reporting for investors
Impact report reviewing the social performance of the Triple Point Social Housing REIT (SOHO), as carried out by TGE on a bi-annual basis and following work to support its impact assessment methodology
Annually published impact report for Funding Affordable Homes, a social impact investment company set up in 2015 to invest in government regulated affordable housing
"Half Year Impact Report" published by The Good Economy (TGE) on a fund launched in November 2016 as the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specialised in investing in social housing
The first Impact Report published by The Good Economy for Residential Secure Income, part of Gresham House, covering the period up to 30th September 2020
Published by The Good Economy for the ESG Social Housing Working Group to address the lack of transparency, consistency and comparability in reporting ESG performance
The third annual Impact Report for Civitas Social Housing PLC, which was launched in 2016 as the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specialised in investing in social housing, with a focus on specialist supported living
A consultation paper setting out recommendations to enhance ESG reporting by housing associations to boost flows of investment