Charity Investment

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

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

Seb Elsworth: Ready for what?

Seb Elsworth: Ready for what?

'Investment readiness' is a phrase that should be retired and replaced with a focus on making charities more resilient, says our columnist

Kate Rogers: The productivity puzzle

Kate Rogers: The productivity puzzle

Productivity in the UK is low compared with other European countries, and maybe the key to the problem is happiness, says our columnist

Seb Elsworth: Making sense of business models

Seb Elsworth: Making sense of business models

How can charities generate shared learning to help more organisations develop resilient business models, asks our columnist

Rod Schwartz: Is outsourcing the problem?

Rod Schwartz: Is outsourcing the problem?

Social value principles could be the solution to recent problems in the outsourcing industry, argues our columnist

Kate Rogers: Use the three Ps for your investment committees

Kate Rogers: Use the three Ps for your investment committees

Our columnist identifies common hallmarks of successful investment governance