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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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A review of progress since 2011.
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In its broadest sense, ethical or socially responsible investment (SRI) is the application of both positive and negative ethical, social and environmental criteria in the management of investment portfolios. As...
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Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are a well-established vehicle for philanthropy in the United States – where contributions to DAFs reached $23.27 billion in 2016 1 – and their popularity in the...
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A total of nearly £15bn has been donated in the UK by individuals, foundations and corporations over the past 10 years, according to the latest Coutts Million Pound Donors Report...
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By encouraging your clients’ millennial children to think about philanthropy now, you stand a better chance of keeping them as clients in the future. Over 90% of heirs will change...
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When I set up my charitable foundation twenty years ago my aim was to be pioneering and disruptive in the two fields that I know and care about: information technology...
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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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