Today we hosted yet another insightful webinar in our SRS 2.0. Series. This time we were joined by Anna Haskins from The Good Economy to discuss the implications of the SRS 2.0. and how Housing Associations should prepare themselves to report against it. Here is our brief summary of the discussions.
The webinar began with Anna updating us about the reasons for the development of the SRS 2.0. Firstly, the SRS is designed to highlight the ESG success stories of Housing Associations to promote to lenders why they should invest in Housing Associations. This is why the SRS 2.0. Is focused on reflecting emerging best practices and year-on-year reporting, to show the development of ESG in each organisation.
One concern raised by an attendee was the enforcement of the SRS, which Anna hopes that the involvement of year-on-year reporting will encourage a change. With year-on-year reporting, Housing Associations will notice their lack of movement in certain areas of the SRS, for example if there is no process for reporting on the strategy for Net Zero, that this will be quickly noted and rectified when writing the following years report!
If you are struggling to get to terms with the Sustainability Reporting Standard 2.0. then you should read our latest whitepaper - SRS 2.0: What's New?
You can also access the full recording of the webinar here.
How Can Convene ESG help you?
Convene, working with our vast number of Housing Industry clients, have developed a new software tool, Convene ESG, to help you produce the best ESG and SRS reports possible. By simplifying and automating much of the process, you can be sure that your ESG report building runs smoothly, so you can focus on developing your sustainable strategies.
With Convene ESG, you can develop a collaborative workflow, assigning certain sections of the ESG or SRS report to the required people. Once all the sections are filled in, Convene ESG will produce a formatted Word Document or spreadsheet ready for you to publish!
Convene ESG also has a built-in comparison feature, which allows you to compare against competitors' formatting of their publicly accessible reports, and their results! This will help the whole of the housing sector develop the best reports possible!
If you’d like to learn more, you can read about our early adopters here, or contact us for a free demo. Also keep an eye on our LinkedIn and Instagram as we will be scheduling more free webinars soon!