Sustainable investment

Sustainable investment is key to the future growth and development of MTVH. It is an integral part of our strategy, as well as enabling us to meet government and regulator targets on Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and zero carbon emissions.

Delivering sustainability

1. Sustainable Reporting Standards (SRS)

MTVH is an early adopter of the Sustainable Reporting Standards (SRS) developed by the ESG Social Housing Working Group (led by impact measurement and management specialist, The Good Economy). SRS are based on a set of criteria and is designed as a sector-standard approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting. SRS will give clarity to cross-sector performance and help support investment decisions.

We will report under these criteria for the first time in the summer of 2021.

2. Sustainability strategy and action plan

The Board has approved our first Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan, to be published in summer 2021.

Sustainable homes and services

We want to work with banks, pension and insurance companies, and other investors who share our commitment to sustainability

Ensuring that residents live in ‘safe, warm, dry’ homes in a sustainable way was recently demonstrated in December 2020 – MHT completed its first ESG Loan with BNP Paribas. This shows a clear commitment to reduce the CO2 emissions from our office estate, vehicle fleet, and the energy supply to the communal areas of our properties. Savings from meeting the targets will be reinvested with residents to alleviate fuel poverty.