A new Sustainability Reporting Standard for social housing was published on 10 November. This Standard provides a common framework which social landlords can use to report on their environmental and social impact, and their governance arrangements (ESG).
The aim of the new Standard is to build consensus around how to measure and report on ESG in the social housing sector, to reduce the information burden and, ultimately, to attract more investment into the sector.
The Standard has been developed by lenders, investors and housing associations and a number of NHF members have already signed up to be early adopters of the new Standard.
The NHF is an official endorser of the Standard, and will continue to work with the sector and stakeholders to develop the Standard going forward.
As part of this work the NHF has been appointed as a member of the Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing Governance Steering Group. The purpose of this group is to oversee the establishment of a permanent Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing Boards from, provisionally, February 2021.