Blog: October 2020

The value of community investment for ESG in social housing

by Andrew van Doorn - on 29/10/2020

With Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) becoming an increasingly important issue within housing associations, the spotlight is falling on the role community investment plays in realising the social element of ESG.

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Time to be bold and get involved

by Andrew van Doorn - on 21/10/2020

Over the past seven months, social housing organisations have played a significant role in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has included providing practical support to their residents and linking them to the other services available locally. Now in the grip of a second wave of the pandemic, it will be critical for social housing providers to be bold in their approach.

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From theory to practice: part 2

by Rob Wray, Chief Innovation Officer - on 19/10/2020

“We know that data standards are the right idea. The issue is how to make them work in practice.”

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From theory to practice: part 1

by Rob Wray, Chief Innovation Officer - on 19/10/2020

Over the last three years, HACT has continuously stressed the importance of data standards in social housing – if you’ve seen me speak at conferences, whether IRL or online during this time, you will no doubt have heard me talk about them.

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Understanding resilience in a post-Covid context

by Frances Harkin - on 16/10/2020

HACT is seeking to work with a consortium of partners to begin to develop a conceptual model of resilience and quantify its impact of the sector.

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Learn all about it

by Michael McLaughlin, Social Insight Lead - on 13/10/2020

During August and September, I was involved with a new initiative at HACT. Along with our partner, OSCRE, we wanted to provide social housing organisations with a learning programme that would improve data literacy across social housing organisations.

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