ESG – Opportunities and Challenges for Boards

Environmental, social and governance matters have steadily moved up the list of priorities for registered providers of housing providers following the introduction of the UK’s legally binding target to produce zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Ellen Damlica, Associate in the Housing Corporate and Governance Team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, provides readers with a concise and clear overview of what boards need to consider when talking about this ‘2050 Target’.

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Language Matters: It ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it…

We use language every day, in everything we do. Whether it’s spoken, written, signed or even drawn. It’s how we communicate, and, as recipients get an idea of what people think of us. That’s why language matters in social housing.

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Low-Income Housing and labeling/labeling – A Report from Pakistan

How we talk about social housing, market it and find new funders to build more of it is not a straightforward thing. Language matters, and has a lot more power and influence than people think. Sana Malik, a PhD student at Universiti Sains Malaysia, shares with us how language matters in the case of social housing in Pakistan.

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Governance in unprecedented times: Assurance, Mission – and flying a plane!

The Covid19 pandemic has brought with it a lot of challenges. Not everything has been easy, and a lot of people have suffered a lot and lost loved ones, but luckily some challenges also give us the opportunity to learn and slingshot us into new, better practices. Mark Glinwood writes about Governance in Social Housing and how the pandemic can be seen as the ‘ultimate disruptor, for good’.

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Quality Street – From sweets to reality

There’s people who love data, and people that just stare at it and wait for something magical to happen to make it interesting all of a sudden. That’s what Caroline Duvier has done here: make it interesting. She uses baking and sweets to talk about data and how you can consider data to be the ingredients of a wonderful cake called ‘happy residents’!

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