Two hundred years ago, on land just a few miles from Brussels, the Battle of Waterloo changed the course of history. The repercussions of Napoleon Bonaparte’s decisive defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington are still with us today.
We were delighted that William Shawcross, the recently-reappointed chairman of the Charity Commission, agreed to lead the first in a series of Conversations between prominent speakers and our charity clients and other valued contacts.
The rapidity and intensity of recent technological, economic and social change is having a profound effect on the way Britons think and behave. But what does that mean for charities? Is it good or bad news? What are the opportunities – and threats – for engagement, fundraising and volunteering?
One of the biggest investment challenges is to identify funds that will consistently outperform. David Coombs explains that some of the ‘golden rules’ of fund selection may instead lead to missed opportunities and lower returns.
The threat of a global energy crisis looms ever larger. With Britain’s power stations struggling to keep up with demand, OFGEM, the UK’s energy regulator, has warned enforced blackouts could be necessary by 2015.
For our first Conversations event we were joined by William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission, who spoke on the theme of ‘regulating charities – promoting public trust.’ Mr Shawcross explained the Commission’s regulatory approach; focusing in particular on its work to help support the majority of well-meaning trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities.
John McDougall, from Rathbones’ research team, gives an overview of immuno-oncology, an exciting area of pharmaceutical research that could have a major impact on cancer treatment success rates.
English Lacrosse are delighted to announce that Hannah Townend from Chalkhouse Green, South Oxfordshire has been selected as the winner of our 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Design the Mascot Competition.