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Charity investment analysis: Indicators suggest 'broad-based slump' in UK economy 2

23 Aug 2016

Cazenove's Emily Petersen sheds light on the economic outlook after Brexit for the UK's charitable investors. 

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The concept of blended finance is all the rage in the world of social investment, says Seb Elsworth, but what is it and why does it matter to charities and social enterprises?

Storms make trees take deeper roots

The new half-year transaction figures from Big Society Capital demonstrate that despite the political hurricanes of recent weeks, social investment is continuing to flourish, says Cliff Prior.


Mainstream banks and social investment – complementary tools in the toolkit?

A recent report from RBS said UK banks are lending over £3bn to social organisations. Geetha Rabindrakumar responds saying that social investment aims to fill those gaps not met by mainstream lending.

Open door policy: the importance of approachability for a charity chief executive

Helen Simmons says that a good leader needs to be in touch with what’s really happening in the organisation.

Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.

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Kate Rogers

Cazenove's Kate Rogers predicts the economic outlook of a post-referendum Britain.

Team talk and a CRM upgrade

A CRM upgrade is not just about tech – you need to consider the effect on people, says Ivan Wainewright.

The fight for better regulation is never-ending

The Charity Commission for England and Wales may have regressed in recent years, but our colleagues across the Atlantic are facing the same challenges, says Gareth Jones.

Kids Company was a failure of government more than governance

Gareth Jones argues that the charity sector has been the target of too many poor-quality regulatory changes following the collapse of Kids Company.

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