Expert opinions

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An overview of the area - what do we mean by impact evaluation? Impact evaluation is associated with jargon and acronyms, RCTs, counterfactuals, SROI and so on, that can make...
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by Nicky Amos Director, Nicky Amos CSR Services Ltd Most companies are unlikely to disagree with the proposition that corporate responsibility is a necessary part of doing business in the...
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By Julian Smith and Elizabeth Jones 
 Farrer & Co Highlights CICs are designed to be social enterprises and signify to third parties that the company operates for a community...
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By George Latham 
 Managing Partner, WHEB Asset Management Highlights Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) funds are increasingly popular and moving closer towards the mainstream. Around £11 bn is invested...
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Ben Hughes Chief Executive, Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) Delivering fair and affordable finance for our communities Bringing financial and social benefits Increasing impact by recycling funds Offering a tax-efficient...