Sustainability Solutions for European Housing Providers

More requirements from lenders and investors, regulations from governments and demands from stakeholders – the relevance for housing providers to show their corporate sustainability performance grows.

Lenders and investors

Sustainability is gaining in importance and traction in green and sustainable finance. Lenders and investors want to make a positive impact on society and the environment (climate mitigation and adaptation). Sustainable finance can be seen in a comprehensive way in addressing environmental, social and governance credentials, becoming part of the credit reviewing process.

legislators

National governments have legally committed to targets agreed upon during the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and are currently actively engaging all sectors of the economy to make their contribution to a low carbon economy.

Stakeholders

Sustainability is increasingly inserting itself in everyone´s everyday activities. So much so that the housing industry is gearing up towards a low carbon economy, as stakeholders (tenants, regulators) request an accountable performance on sustainability. One way housing providers can showcase this is by issuing corporate sustainability reports on a regular basis.

building communities: Clarion Housing

As part of an explanatory online video series #BuildingCommunities about forward-thinking social and affordable housing initiatives, RITTERWALD showcases the impact of its Certified Sustainable Housing Label (CSHL).

This video was produced for us by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News. 

As part of an explanatory online video series #BuildingCommunities about forward-thinking social and affordable housing initiatives RITTERWALD showcases the impact of its Certified Sustainable Housing Label (CSHL).

Explore more about #BuildingCommunities here: www.buildinghousingcommunities.com  

Clarion Housing Group, the UKs largest Housing Association, and since 2020 holder of the Certified Sustainable Housing Label successfully issued £1bn of ESG bonds and loans to support their social purpose activities. As well as managing 110,000 social and affordable homes  and developing over 2,000 homes a year, Clarion’s social purpose extends to Clarion Futures, a charitable foundation established to support its residents and develop their future.

The film highlights both the importance of housing companies attracting their own sources of private capital, and how the objectives of social and affordable housing organisations can align with investor aspirations. It is also a reminder of the ultimate beneficiaries of social and affordable housing, the tenants, and the contribution sub market housing makes to establishing well-functioning communities.

Clarion Housing Group, the UKs largest Housing Association, and since 2020 holder of the Certified Sustainable Housing Label, successfully issued £1bn of ESG bonds and loans to support their social purpose activities. As well as managing 110,000 social and affordable homes  and developing over 2,000 homes a year, Clarion’s social purpose extends to Clarion Futures, a charitable foundation established to support its residents and develop their future.

The film highlights both the importance of housing companies attracting their own sources of private capital, and how the objectives of social and affordable housing organisations can align with investor aspirations. It is also a reminder of the ultimate beneficiaries of social and affordable housing, the tenants, and the contribution sub market housing makes to establishing well-functioning communities.

Explore more about #BuildingCommunities presented by Housing Europe here: www.buildinghousingcommunities.com  

Expertise

Over the last 10 years, RITTERWALD has established itself as the leading Pan-European strategy consultancy and first mover in sustainable housing — with solutions:

News

Hardman & Co Notes: MORHOMES 

MH always operated in sustainable manner, but, with enhanced documentation and review of processes, it can now access new investor base.

Sustainability Reporting in the Housing Industry

Sustainability is the most important megatrend of our times, which also makes it the top subject on the agenda for the real estate industry. RITTERWALD took a closer look at the sustainability reports published by the top 50 companies in the German housing sector.

Approved Housing Bodies are key to growth of social housing sector in Ireland

Across Europe, social housing is being delivered and operated in a highly regulatory environment. Although smaller in tenure than homeownership, social housing is regarded as a professional risk-adjusted asset class that attracts private ESG investors.