Spotlight

Affordable Housing

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).

News
ESG reporting standard launched to unlock new wave of investment for social housing NEWS 10/11/20 ESG reporting standard launched to unlock new wave of investment for social housing

ESG reporting standard launched with 70 banks, investors and housing providers committed to boost transparency and consistency

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Want to become an ESG pioneer? NEWS 22/07/20 Want to become an ESG pioneer?

Investors and housing associations are invited to express interest in becoming "early adopters" of a sector-wide ESG reporting standard, which was published in a draft white paper in May

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ESG in social housing could put good homes at heart of Covid recovery opinion 06/05/20 ESG in social housing could put good homes at heart of Covid recovery

Sarah Forster on why ESG reporting in social housing could open up the sources of capital required to rebuild in the new normal

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ESG reporting in the social housing sector set for change News 29/11/19 ESG reporting in the social housing sector set for change

Sarah Forster on a TGE collaboration to develop a standard approach to ESG and impact performance reporting for investors

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Case Studies
CBRE Global Investors Case Study CBRE Global Investors

Explore our work enabling CBRE GI to measure, manage and report on the social impact of its investments in affordable housing

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Civitas Social Housing PLC Case Study Civitas Social Housing PLC

We’re enabling this investor to report on its objective to help tackle the chronic shortage of specialist supported housing in the UK

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Funding Affordable Homes Case Study Funding Affordable Homes

Our role as social advisor to FAH is helping it to measure, manage and report on the social impact of its investments in affordable housing

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Client Reports
Client Report The Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing: the final report of the ESG Social Housing Working Group

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

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Client Report Civitas Impact Report (June 2020)

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

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White Paper UK Social Housing: building a sector standard approach for ESG reporting

A consultation paper setting out recommendations to enhance ESG reporting by housing associations to boost flows of investment

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Client Report Funding Affordable Homes

Social Impact Report 2019

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Client Report Funding Affordable Homes

Social Impact Report 2018

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