Investing in social good
We have been speaking to those investing in real estate about prioritising social value in the built environment.
Social value is a component set out by the UN as part of the drive for sustainable cities. It often gets overshadowed by environmental issues but the two are intrinsically linked. There is no point having inclusivity and economic sustainability if it damages the environment and creates a worse localised environment. Considering cities and their wider connections to the built environment beyond, environmentally sustainable real estate needs to have broader benefits for the its inhabitants as an equitable society is more resilient.
But what are the main drivers for investors to deliver social value? To answer this, we have been speaking to the following investors and advisors about their approach.
Read our series of articles here:
- Pete Gladwell, L&G: How can we improving the lives of people, families and communities?
- Mark Williams, Michael Toft and Jacob Hurley, Octopus: Investing in a way that makes the grandchildren proud
- Mark Allnutt, Greystar: Building communities = building long-term value
- Jon Lovell, Hillbreak: Data, data, data: Is social value in real estate properly valued?
- Lisa Davis and Eleanor Fiennes, PGIM: Social equity and social value: The drivers for good investment
We hope you find these insights valuable. If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised, or participate in future discussions, please get in touch.