Social impact

ESG Social Housing Working Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend for impact investing in real estate, most notably in the area of social and affordable housing. In the UK, a growing number of funds have attracted pension-fund capital. While some of the scale and track record required by institutions was not available in the past, the slate of new initiatives shows just how much appetite there is. In this report, we also take a look at how impact investing is picking up momentum in the US and Australia, with investors playing a role in tackling affordability issues.

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IPE editorial provides coverage of foreign pension funds’ experiences from which we can take ideas; we can also use it to share ideas regarding new and pioneering projects.

Ivonne Forno, CEO of Laborfonds