Home » News » Associations & Bodies » The PRS needs a dedicated research centre previous nextAssociations & BodiesThe PRS needs a dedicated research centreTDS Charitable Foundation is aiming to back a new research centreThe Negotiator27th January 20160553 Views The Trustees of the TDS Charitable Foundation have announced that the Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from organisations looking to establish a dedicated research centre for the private rented sector in England and Wales.The Foundation works to advance education about housing rights and obligations in the private rented sector.Making the announcement, Martin Partington (left), Chair of the Charitable Foundation said, “Since we established the charity in 2013, we’ve been overwhelmed with organisations seeking funding for a whole range of projects, but it has become quite apparent that there is a real gap in proper research in the PRS.”“The Trustees are concerned that there isn’t a dedicated centre for research and often when information is available, it appears in quite a fragmented way.”The TDS Charitable Foundation would be interested in receiving proposals for funding a feasibility study as to whether such a centre could be established for England and Wales.The Foundation is currently welcoming bids for the next round of funding which is open until the end of February 2016. Organisations can download an application form and view the bidding criteria online at www.tdsfoundation.org.ukFunding Enquiries: [email protected] 01442 218 031PRS private rented sector research centre TDS TDS Charitable Foundation January 27, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021
China disqualifies ‘clean coal’ technology from green bond funding FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Environmental Finance:China will axe ‘clean coal’ from its green bond guidelines, in a move that will see its definition of green align more closely with the Climate Bond Standards and the consensus of opinions in the West.Geoffrey Choi, financial services assurance leader for the Asia Pacific region at EY, said at the Asian sustainable green bond market conference in Tokyo, organised by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and Japan Securities Dealers Association: “I can share with the conference that, going forward, in the new [green bond] catalogue, the clean utilisation of coal will not be considered green.”The issuance of green bonds for clean coal has been highly controversial and the technology is widely considered, at least by Western investors, to be too emissions- intensive to be green.China’s support for clean coal has in the past been the biggest difference between its definition of green and the opinions of most Western investors.Choi explained that it is a “big step” for China to move towards a likely EU green bond standard, adding that the standards will continue to evolve.“For a lot of the areas that we have debated in the past, China has the determination to converge with the EU standard,” he said.