In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on the role of real estate owners in promoting social sustainability. Buildings have the potential to greatly impact the economic and social well-being of communities. The link between environmental and social sustainability is now widely recognized by the public. It is crucial to understand that pursuing one should not come at the expense of the other, as sustainable development requires a strong equity component. This has led to increased attention on social sustainability across various sectors, including real estate.
Addressing the challenges related to social sustainability is vital. Today's social concerns stem from deep-rooted structural issues that cannot be solved by a single entity. However, every member of society has a role to play in shaping a better future, and it is our responsibility to fulfil that role effectively. Niam Credit has taken a comprehensive approach to address the significant and pressing social challenge of socio-economic inequalities. To accomplish this, we have commissioned a report written by Ingvar Nilsson and Eva Nilsson Lundmark, who possess over forty years of experience in working with communities facing these challenges.
Our objective is to provide valuable insights and guidance to real estate lenders and investors on effectively financing and supporting social sustainability projects. Through this report, we aim to inspire all stakeholders to take an active role in generating positive social impact through their investments.
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