The potential for innovative financing to drive sustainability in the UK built environment sector

Among the findings in our 2020 report, ‘Retrofit: Towards a sector-wide roadmap’, the role for more innovative financing to meet net zero targets was clear.  

Traditional sources of funding are proving insufficient to meet our growing housing needs, as well as necessary renewal of buildings to meet environmental and efficiency aims. As a result, innovative financing models and tools are emerging as increasingly effective ways of supporting sustainable new build and retrofitting projects. 

Building on that earlier work, Connected Places Catapult in partnership with Vivid Economics, is now releasing a further report which explores in more detail the catalytic role that finance can play to support innovation and transformation towards sustainability in housing and the built environment more generally. 

A public launch event took place on the 31st March 2021 where you can hear from the report authors, Vivid Economics, as well as from two innovators working in this space. If you were unable to attend on the day you can watch the webinar here. The report is available to download below. 

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