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Getting to grips with ESG – growing knowledge of the new Sustainability Reporting Standard

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 10 Mar 2021 10:00
  • End 10 Mar 2021 12:30


Getting to grips with ESG – growing knowledge of the new Sustainability Reporting Standard

Virtual workshop

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting becoming increasingly important for the social housing sector, this workshop will help organisations understand why it matters and how to find and capture relevant data.

According to Homes England, there is an “increasingly significant” focus on the need to demonstrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data to secure the necessary investment for affordable housing development.

Large social housing investment funders are introducing progressively stricter impact criteria on their affordable housing funding streams, meaning that there is greater pressure on registered providers to evidence performance in this area.

In response, the sector has worked with financial institutions to create a new Sustainability Reporting Standard, published last November, to help organisations report on their ESG performance in a ‘transparent, consistent and comparable way’.

As well as financial implications, the government’s focus on resident engagement and sustainability targets for social housing means that there will be a growing demand to demonstrate ESG compliance in future.

With no standard practice for measuring or demonstrating ESG information, many housing providers are unsure how to capture or report relevant data. A lack of cohesion between departments can lead to pertinent information falling through the cracks.

This workshop session is designed to help organisations to understand the importance of ESG data, where relevant data is being generated within different departments, and how coming changes will impact on future development activity.

Topics covered include:

  • What is ESG reporting?
  • Why are investment funders focusing on impact?
  • The government’s focus on ESG
  • The Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing: 12 themes and 48 criteria for measurement
  • Tools for collating ESG data.
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Full price: £175.00 *
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