Sponsored by Civitas, Places for People, Ritterwald Consulting, Trowers & Hamlins
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Impact investment is a multi-trillion pound global market. With an increasing number of entrants attracted to the ‘social’ in social and affordable housing, this stream will look at the opportunities and risks in this market, and what it might mean for UK housing and future funding sources and partners.
Chair: Paul Rickard, chief financial officer, Pocket Living
Impact investing and ESG have hit the mainstream in recent years, stretching across urban renewal and regeneration, clean energy, infrastructure, housing and SME finance. With growing appetite now in the UK and changes afoot for the pensions industry, we hear from leading figures on the story so far in Britain and abroad.
Jamie Broderick, working group lead, Impact Investment Institute
Karen Shackleton, founder, Pensions for Purpose, deputy chair, the strategic investment board for the Ministry of Justice
Simon Chisholm, chief investment officer, Resonance
Who are the impact investors and what are they looking for in the public sector and social housing? We hear from a number of funders about their investments to date, including what drives an ‘impact’ investment, insight into the balance between social and commercial return, along with the role and direction of travel for ESG in the UK.
Anna Shiel, head of origination, Big Society Capital
Dominic Brindley, head of public sector and structured asset finance, Natwest Markets
Lutz Rittig, managing director, Ritterwald Consulting
Whitni Thomas, senior manager, investor relations and crowdfunding, Triodos Bank
Housing associations and their banks have recently been embracing ESG, while big names from the investment community have entered affordable housing under the ‘impact’ banner, largely with equity models. This session looks at the sector’s experience to date, whether there is a natural match, examples of funding arrangements and structures, and how housing providers are approaching ESG.
Patrick Symington, chief executive, MORHomes
Naomi Roper, partner, housing finance, Trowers & Hamlins
Sarah Forster, chief executive, The Good Economy
Matt Cooper, head of treasury, Places for People
Impact investing may be viewed differently depending on your perspective and the sector you operate in. This session explores risk and reward, regulatory considerations and lessons learned to date from recent sector entrants and experiences.
Paul Bridge, chief executive, Civitas Housing Advisors
Richard Petty, lead director, living advisory, JLL
Piers Williamson, chief executive, THFC
Gareth Francis, director of treasury and corporate finance, Clarion Housing Group
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"Great insight into how others have successfully integrated innovation and disruption into their businesses."
"Not just another housing conference; challenging examples of thinking from outside the housing bubble"