When charities forecast their future - whether to support decisions on strategy, innovation or service delivery - they need to examine three kinds of data
By Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer, Rathbones
Yesterday’s Autumn Statement saw the Chancellor pull off a remarkable, career-reviving sleight of hand.
The support of donors is important for charities but what about that of the team behind the charity?
Both the UK and India have much to gain from reviving their affiliation during PM Narendra Modi’s visit.
As the great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, Rathbones investment director Randolph Churchill works tirelessly to safeguard the legacy of one of the most towering figures in Britain’s history.
The first draft of the Modern Slavery Bill began its progress through Parliament in December 2013. By December the following year the government had included an amendment requiring all commercial organisations over a certain size to address the risk of slavery in their supply chains. Rathbone Greenbank played a key role in encouraging this shift.
Investment director Robert Hughes-Penney recently hosted a Christian Embassy event at our head office. It was attended by 45 Ambassadors and High Commissioners to the UK. Ram Gidoomal CBE, a successful businessman and the chairman of the South Asian Development Partnership, explained how countries can use their diaspora communities to boost trade with Britain. Here Ram describes how migrants survive, thrive and contribute both to their adopted country and to their homeland.
We were delighted to welcome current and prospective charities clients to the wonderful Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle for the latest in our series of Conversations. Leading the discussion was Will Higham, an expert in predicting future consumer trends, who we had asked to consider how charities might appeal to the charity donors of the future.
As part of our support for lacrosse in the UK, we were delighted to sponsor the FIL Rathbones Women’s U19 World Championship, which was held in Edinburgh between 23 July and 1 August. It is fitting that the championship is being held in Scotland, where lacrosse was first played in the UK 125 years ago.