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, from 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 in collaboration with other market participants.

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).

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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News
Free webinar series launched to support consultation on ESG reporting for the social housing sector – register now! Event 20/05/20 Free webinar series launched to support consultation on ESG reporting for the social housing sector – register now!

Registration is now open for a series of webinar discussions on ESG criteria for housing associations

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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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Client Reports
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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Social Housing Annual Impact Report 2019

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Client Report Funding Affordable Homes

Social Impact Report 2018

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