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  • 23 April 2021 

    Why it’s time to revisit charities and responsible investing

    CAF has just responded to the Charity Commission’s consultation on its revised guidance for charities and their trustees about adopting a responsible (or ‘ethical’) approach to investing. This comes against a backdrop of increasing demand from consumers for investments that meet social and environmental, as well as financial, criteria.

  • 23 April 2021 

    Charities and the legal right to be political

    Some take the view that the only legitimate function of charities is provide services that address the symptoms of society’s problems. This view excludes advocacy work that attempts to challenge the root causes which may create or exacerbate those problems in the first place.

  • 6 April 2021 

    What is on the agenda for charities and giving in the post-Brexit world?

    Brexit has clearly changed the policy landscape but these shifts also bring new opportunities to shape future thinking and ensure that civil society is taken into account.

  • 1 April 2021 

    So You Want to Start a Philanthropy Podcast...?

    Some thoughts on the how and why of podcasting on philanthropy, to mark the 100th episode of CAF's Giving Thought podcast.


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