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Reflections from NHF Smaller Housing Associations’ Conference

In early December I was pleased to take part in a panel discussion at the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) Smaller Housing Associations’ conference.

The session How can smaller housing associations communicate their engagement with ESG matters?’ shone a light on how smaller HAs had found ESG reporting so far. Some of my key takeaways from myself and other panelists are included below:

  1. The SRS is easy to engage with, has no targets and is not audited, making it accessible for smaller HAs
  2. After initially aiming ESG reports for professional audiences, some now want to make their reports more resident friendly
  3. Smaller HAs often use local suppliers and business which can be demonstrated via the SRS
  4. Revisiting the SRS each year can help identify areas of strengths and weaknesses

I would like to thank the NHF for inviting me to speak and I look forward to engaging with more small HAs in the future.

Sarah Forster, board member, SfH