DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

17 Apr 2014 | Vibeka Mair

The UK is to launch the first development impact bond - an international version of the social impact bond - International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.


DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

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Two charities dissolved in Highgate Cemetery governance restructure

The charity Friends of Highgate Cemetery will take over the responsibilities of the two other charities which have managed the historic site following a vote to simplify the running of the cemetery and boost the diversity of its trustee board.

TowerBrook invests £720,000 in PEF charitable projects for young people

The TowerBrook Foundation has committed £720,000 to the Private Equity Foundation’s charitable projects.

Minister denies music licensing change will cost sector £20m

Minister for the third sector Angela Smith has been challenged to reveal the true cost to charities of the forthcoming music licensing changes, after she claimed in parliament that the predicted figure of £20m was “an overstatement”.

Web users identify most postively with term 'responsible investment' says new report

The term 'responsible investment' is regarded very positively with web surfers, while the term 'ethical investment' attracts some cynicism, according to a new report on how online communities regard investments which take environmental, social and governance factors into account.

Charities and social enterprises will get to scale in health - if they are given a chance. The improvements that they can deliver are huge.

» Philanthropy is in a 'sorry state' Ronnie Cohen tells charity leaders

Charities, pension schemes and the judgement of Solomon

I read with some dismay the story of the 72-year-old charity volunteer facing ruin as a result of being pursued for nearly £20,000 by the trustee of the pension scheme he was associated with as chairman of a branch of the charity.

Crisis in merger with smaller homelessness charity

Crisis, the charity for single homeless people, is to merge with Off the Streets and Into Work.

Unfair dismissal claim forces closure of arts charity

A charity which assists people with limited mobility in getting access to London art spaces is being forced to close after exhausting its funds fighting an unfair dismissal case.

Scottish pensions - Hardly a charitable decision

The curtain will finally fall on the Scottish Voluntary Sector Pension Scheme (SVSPS) run by the Pensions Trust at the end of March 2010, a scheme which has been patently unsustainable for years.

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