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Don Bawtree: Law Commission report highlights the complex world of charities

Don Bawtree: Law Commission report highlights the complex world of charities

Plus: Charity Commission's review of accounts; an illuminating paper from the Institute of Business Ethics; and how legacies help

FD in Five minutes: Rupen Shah

FD in Five minutes: Rupen Shah

The head of finance at the Football Foundation on his love of football and Dennis Bergkamp

Mind the gender pay gap

Mind the gender pay gap

Finance departments need to be aware of the requirement to publish their organisations' gender pay gaps before the deadline of April 2018

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Seb Elsworth: Six signs that social investment is working for charities

Seb Elsworth: Six signs that social investment is working for charities

There are six reasons why charities and social enterprises will own the next chapter in the development of social investment, says our columnist

FD in five minutes: Zoe Marshall

FD in five minutes: Zoe Marshall

Director of finance and resources at Fight for Sight, which carries out research to prevent sight loss

Social investment: the good and not so good

Social investment: the good and not so good

Social investment has yet to justify the bold claims once made for it, but has it proved to be a failure? Liam Kay canvasses opinion from the sector

A turbulent end to The Body Shop Foundation

A turbulent end to The Body Shop Foundation

A dispute between the cosmetics firm and its associated foundation led ultimately to the closure of the charity

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Focus On... Investment

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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