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The challenge of measuring social value

The challenge of measuring social value

Lord Young has called for more standardisation of social measurement, but can this be achieved? Andy Hillier reports

Don Bawtree: Good news on audit requirements

Don Bawtree: Good news on audit requirements

For many, this deregulation will be welcome, writes our finance expert

Attempts to help charities deprived of bank services

Attempts to help charities deprived of bank services

Banks are fearful that their charity clients' work overseas will breach anti-terror laws, writes Sam Burne James

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Richard Carling of Together for Short Lives

Richard Carling of Together for Short Lives

The director of finance and resources at the children's palliative care charity says it's important to have fun

Is responsible investment the way to create change?

Is responsible investment the way to create change?

Investors are using their role as shareholders to influence corporate behaviour, writes Sam Burne James

Don Bawtree: Read up on fraud, NICs and the UK

Don Bawtree: Read up on fraud, NICs and the UK

New Charity Commission guidance on tax avoidance is a must-read, writes our finance expert

Simon Dukes: Facing up to the possibility of internal fraud

Simon Dukes: Facing up to the possibility of internal fraud

Staff and volunteers may be your greatest weakness when it comes to insider fraud - but they are also your greatest strength, writes the chief executive of Cifas

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The ethical minefield of investment funds

The ethical minefield of investment funds

Revelations by the BBC's Panorama programme last year once more raised the issue of investments that appear to run counter to a charity's objects. Patrick McCurry assesses the latest thinking

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Have emerging markets lost their attraction?

Both Russia and China have experienced rapid economic growth compared with their western rivals, but economic and political difficulties might have dampened their allure. Edward Lander reports

Do common investment funds have a future?

Do common investment funds have a future?

Newton and the Charities Aid Foundation are among those that have recently decided to close their CIFs. Edward Lander looks at the pros and cons of this special financial vehicle

Interview: John Harrison

Interview: John Harrison

The professor at Cass Business School says charities tend to be conservative investors and thus reap lower returns

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