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  • Risk and resilience in 2024

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / IT, technology and digital / Funding / Financial sustainability / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Banking and financial services
    Written by: Sam Burne James
    On: 17.01.2024

    What lays ahead in 2024? Sam Burne James speaks to charity sector leaders for their predictions, insights and advice on how to reduce risk, remain resilient and prepare for the future.

    Time to read: 9 minutes
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    Looking ahead with fresh perspective

    Topics: People and culture / Leadership and career development / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy
    Written by: Caron Bradshaw
    On: 19.12.2023

    After another challenging year for the charity sector, CFG's CEO, Caron Bradshaw OBE, shares some personal reflections on looking ahead with renewed hope and fresh perspectives.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Policy

    CFG Briefing: Autumn Statement 2023

    Topics: Tax and VAT / Pensions / Governance, legal and compliance / Funding / Financial sustainability / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Economy and policy / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 22.11.2023

    What does the Chancellor's Autumn Statement mean for you and your organisation? Richard Sagar, Head of Policy, CFG, takes an in-depth look.

    Time to read: 24 minutes
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  • AI: opportunities, threats and policy

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Eleonor Duhs
    On: 19.10.2023

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving rapidly and adoption is moving at a lightening pace too. Eleonor Duhs from Bates Wells takes a look at how policy-makers in the EU, US and UK are trying to keep pace.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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    How will your charity harness the power and potential of AI?

    Topics: IT, technology and digital / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 04.09.2023

    Generative AI presents an enormous opportunity to do more good with less. But what are the ethical considerations for charities? Emma Abbott and Clare Mills take a closer look.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Revised guidance on investing charity money

    Topics: Investment / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Richard Sagar
    On: 02.08.2023

    CFG's Head of Policy, Richard Sagar, takes a look at the Charity Commission's revised guidance on charity investments (CC14) and shares an update on the sector's work to develop complementary principles.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Interview

    How charity Keep Britain Tidy is clearing the path to net zero

    Topics: Risk / People and culture / Pensions / Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Emma Abbott
    On: 17.07.2023

    Ruth Jenkins, Finance Director at environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, talks about her transformative net zero work and shares the ‘easy wins’ she believes will go a long way to protecting all our futures.

    Time to read: 11 minutes
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  • Environmental reporting for charities

    Topics: Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Accounting and reporting
    Written by: Simon Hughes
    On: 31.05.2023

    What are charities required to report and where is environmental reporting likely to go from here? Simon Hughes from Crowe UK takes a look at current reporting requirements and what the future holds.

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • Event

    Meet our conference sponsors: HSBC Global Private Banking

    Topics: Risk / Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG) / Banking and financial services
    Posted by: Emma Abbott
    On: 22.05.2023

    Ahead of CFG's Annual Conference 2023, Sophie Ward, Head of Charities and Education at HSBC Global Private Banking, talks to Emma Abbott about the resilience of UK charities, how the sector is evolving its commitment to sustainability and how charities are adapting their investment strategies...

    Time to read: 3 minutes
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  • To divest or not to divest? That is the question...

    Topics: Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 10.05.2023

    Is divestment always the right approach? Is there another, better way? Rathbones’ Andrew Pitt and Matt Crossman look at the issues and share a case study highlighting the power of engagement.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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  • Is divestment the right approach for net zero?

    Topics: Investment / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Written by: Patrick Trueman
    On: 14.03.2023

    CFG continues to lead the debate on ethical investments and net zero. In this article, Patrick Trueman from James Hambro & Partners considers the issue of divestment and what difference it's making.

    Time to read: 4 minutes
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  • How can trustees balance ethics and returns?

    Topics: Investment / Governance, legal and compliance / Environmental, social, governance (ESG)
    Posted by: CFG
    On: 01.02.2023

    How can trustees weigh the financial implications of an ethical policy with their charity’s values and purpose? James Flett from RBC Brewin Dolphin explores the issues.

    Time to read: 5 minutes
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