New technologies and shifting personal values are changing the way we donate to charities as well as the types of organisation we prefer, says James Brennan, investment director and head of business development at Rathbones.
On 17 January, Rathbones’ charity team hosted the first in a series of Civil Society’s flagship training sessions for charity trustees, Understanding governance: the trustee role.
When did you last review your investment mandate? Are you taking unappreciated risks in following an income-only approach? Andy Pitt, Head of charities at Rathbones, assesses what to consider when answering these questions.
Rathbones is delighted to be working in partnership with Civil Society Media as overall awards partner of the 2019 Charity Awards. The awards celebrate leadership, good governance, innovation and excellence. As investment managers, we do everything we can to support the work that the third sector does and promoting best practice is an important part of our relationship with charities. The Charity Awards provide charities of all shapes and sizes with a window to showcase their efforts and the impact they have made.
The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) has launched a new guide that highlights the business benefits of sustainability and explains why it is key to the success of higher education institutions.
Over 250 charity trustees and investors from all over the UK gathered at the annual Rathbones Charity Symposium at the IET in London on Wednesday 18 April, for an afternoon of discussion and debate on leadership and governance in challenging times. We heard presentations from seven speakers, followed by a panel Q&A hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby.
“The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.”
You pace your cell. In just a few hours you'll be released. You want to make a fresh start. Being locked up isn't fun and the look on your sister's face when you were convicted still fills you with shame. But it will take guts. Where will you stay? What will you live on? You've stopped smoking weed, but can you stay stopped on the outside?
London and its suburbs from the International Space Station
Photograph credit: ISS/Nasa
We would be delighted for you to join our next charity investment training seminar. We have listened to your feedback and this year our training will feature the topics of ethical investing, social media for charities and the impact of disruptive technology on the charity sector and investment returns.