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
PBII Project launched to harness the potential of impact investing to level up the UK NEWS PBII Project launched to harness the potential of impact investing to level up the UK

The Place-Based Impact Investing Project publishes eagerly awaited white paper

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Join TGE for the launch of the Place-Based Impact Investing White Paper Launch invite Join TGE for the launch of the Place-Based Impact Investing White Paper

Join us for the launch of research setting out how to scale-up institutional investment into opportunities that enhance local economic resilience and sustainable development

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TGE guides real estate sector's quest to unlock social value Report launch 15/03/21 TGE guides real estate sector's quest to unlock social value

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

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A roadmap for up-lifting social value in real estate? ULI analysis 15/03/21 A roadmap for up-lifting social value in real estate?

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

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TGE starts work on project to mobilise institutional capital for place-based impact News 10/12/20 TGE starts work on project to mobilise institutional capital for place-based impact
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The SRS launch: watch the panel discussion on unlocking investment for social housing Watch now The SRS launch: watch the panel discussion on unlocking investment for social housing

Full video In case you missed the launch event for the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing hosted by Centrus

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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
PBII Executive Summary Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact: Executive Summary

The Executive Summary from our full white paper developed by The Good Economy for the Place-Based Impact Investing Project, a partnership of The Good Economy, the Impact Investing Institute and Pensions for Purpose

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Client Report Triple Point Social Housing REIT: Impact Report 2020

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

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client report Funding Affordable Homes – Social Impact Report 2020

Annually published impact report for Funding Affordable Homes, a social impact investment company set up in 2015 to invest in government regulated affordable housing

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Client Report Civitas Half Year Impact Report, November 2020

"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

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Client Report Residential Secure Income: impact report 2020

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

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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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