What we do

The Good Housing Forum

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The Good Economy collaborates with market participants to increase the scale, efficiency and positive social and environmental impact of public and private investment in social and affordable housing.

We currently have two live projects:

1. We are facilitating the development of a sector-standard approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting for the social housing sector. This project was initiated by Peabody, one of the UK’s oldest and largest housing associations and Centrus, a corporate finance firm which specialises in the social housing sector. Peabody and Centrus brought together a working group to lead the development of the proposed approach. This includes housing associations (Clarion, Optivo, and Sovereign); Investors (Insight and M&G); service providers active in the sector (Savills and Trowers & Hamlins) and organisations concerned with growing the impact investment marketplace (Big Society Capital and the Impact Investing Institute). See our News for recent developments.

2. We are working with Big Society Capital and the Impact Investing Institute to establish a common impact measurement and reporting approach for equity investors in social housing.

In addition to our core partners, we are reaching out to organisations across the financial and social housing sector. If you would like to participate in or know more about these projects, please email andy@thegoodeconomy.co.uk.