Charity Investment

Good practice, case studies, expert advice and tips for charity finance professionals on investment management for charities.

Seb Elsworth: Is social investment reaching rural communities?

Seb Elsworth: Is social investment reaching rural communities?

The idea that social investment is biased towards London is a misconception, but there is a rural/urban divide

Kate Rogers: Can investors make oil companies better for the environment?

Kate Rogers: Can investors make oil companies better for the environment?

Charities can make investment decisions that encourage oil companies to consider the impact of climate change

Kate Rogers: Three strategies to keep investments on course

Kate Rogers: Three strategies to keep investments on course

These will help you minimise the impact of low points, take advantage of the ups and stay on track

Kieran Whiteside: The new kids on the block - where next for social investment?

Kieran Whiteside: The new kids on the block - where next for social investment?

In the coming years, social investment will break new ground and be taken on by an increasing number of community groups, tech-for-good ventures and cooperatives

Fundraiser of the week: Vanessa Chang of Cafod

Fundraiser of the week: Vanessa Chang of Cafod

The individual giving manager at the Catholic international development charity talks to Third Sector about being a people person and the importance of recognising a good story

Kate Rogers: East meets west

Kate Rogers: East meets west

There are opportunities and challenges from the comparative strength of developing markets outside the west for long-term charity investors

Seb Elsworth: Enterprise and impact

Seb Elsworth: Enterprise and impact

Embedding impact must come at the start of any enterprising journey

Kate Rogers: Diversification helps to smooth the rocky road

Kate Rogers: Diversification helps to smooth the rocky road

With volatility returning to the markets, diversification can add value

Seb Elsworth: What should be in the government's civil society strategy

Seb Elsworth: What should be in the government's civil society strategy

The government is in the last few weeks of consulting on its new civil society strategy, and there are opportunities for better social investment, says our columnist

Kate Rogers: Divestment or dialogue?

Kate Rogers: Divestment or dialogue?

What is the best way for charities to use their investment strategy to pursue a low carbon agenda, asks our columnist

Seb Elsworth: Making sense of risk finance

Seb Elsworth: Making sense of risk finance

'Quasi-equity' is a growing trend in social investment, but there are some important issues charities need to know about it, says our columnist

Kate Rogers: Seasonal patterns are no guide to investment

Kate Rogers: Seasonal patterns are no guide to investment

Investors should keep their eye on the long game, writes our columnist