Using charity investment for good

The Commission on Ethical and Responsible Investing for Charities and Social Enterprises, set up by charity chief executives body ACEVO following media criticism of charity investment practice, has produced its report. Civil Society News leads with “Charities with investment assets must involve their whole organisation in an active conversation about whether to invest ethically”, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/18731/.

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Working group to advise sector on responsible investment

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) has set up a Commission to advise charities and social enterprises on ethical and responsible investment. It will gather evidence on the number of charities with some form of ethical investment policy, and will produce practical advice and guidance for charities on setting an effective policy.

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Follow up on Panorama’s ‘All in a good cause’

The BBC Panorama programme on charity investments, corporate sponsorship and management waste is still available to view at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03nkp7s/.

NCVO gives ‘Reflections on Panorama and charities’ at http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2013/12/11/reflections-on-panorama-and-charities/, and Charity Finance Group has ‘Panorama – moral dilemmas for the charity sector‘.

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