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Expert opinions

Expert Opinions on topic areas can be a useful way of keeping up-to-date. To this end, a few of our Expert Opinions are being revised and new ones developed. If you would like to suggest an expert opinon on a particular topic, then please email your suggestion to administration@philanthropy-impact.org

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Making a donation to a charity is an act of trust. Perhaps you care about protecting wild gorillas. You understand that you’re not in a position to quit your job,...
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Microfinance, a lead sector within the larger impact investing spectrum [1] , has gained prominence from development-minded investors over the past decades. Initially, international funding into microfinance was generated largely...
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Last week we published the first Social Impact Report for the Resonance Bristol SITR Fund. The Fund is investing in social enterprises in and around Bristol under the broad agenda...
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The market for socially responsible investing is growing around the world, but particularly in Europe and the USA. A global survey [i] of investors found that respondents had committed $10.6...
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How should organisations which have a desire to help improve people’s lives, and resources to allocate to achieve this goal, manage the distribution of those resources most effectively? This is...
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Each May a report is published on our nation’s wealthiest, which includes the Sunday Times Giving List. The Giving List, prepared in collaboration with the Charity Aid Foundation, highlights the...
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Corporate Philanthropy is one of the many “niches” in the world of giving. There are not many reliable numbers on corporate foundations but if they are just a bit in...
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As the trend grows for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) to incorporate philanthropy into their wealth management strategies, jurisdictions are having to adapt their regulatory frameworks to ensure that they...
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Recent research shows Millennials are nearly twice as likely to donate to charity than those aged 55+ (79 per cent compared to 42 per cent)1. There are currently 13.8million people...
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George Frideric Handel was probably the leading musician of the early eighteenth century, a composer, performer and entrepreneur who weathered periods of financial difficulty in his professional life and shared...

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