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Barriers to responsible investment - what we learnt from our listening exercise

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In January, the Charity Commission began a listening exercise to help us understand the barriers that may be preventing some charities from investing their assets in a way that is consistent with their purpose and values. A great deal has …

This #TrusteesWeek ‘take 5’ to read our new quick and easy guides

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Helen Stephenson, Chief Executive Charity Commission for England and Wales

As we all know, this year has been turbulent to say the least, bringing with it unprecedented challenges to charities throughout England and Wales. We have seen admirable efforts of trustees, the majority of whom are volunteers, to support their …

How do charities approach investing in line with their purpose and values? We want to know, and we want to help

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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting many charities, we have extended the deadline for responses to 30 April 2020. See the section 'We want to hear from you' for more information. Charities are driven by a passion …

Thanks but no thanks: when should charities refuse donations?

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Recent high-profile scandals have left many charity trustees wondering how to do the right thing when it comes to accepting certain donations. Trustees have rightly been wanting to make sure that money does not come from sources that might compromise …

Protecting your charity this Anti-Corruption Day and beyond

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This Sunday (9 December) is International Anti-Corruption Day, a United Nations global campaign to raise awareness of the severity and impact of corruption to social and economic development. Around $1 trillion is paid in bribes each year and an estimated …

Guidance for charities working internationally: you spoke, we listened

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In the spring we launched a survey for charities working internationally to find out if our guidance meets your needs. Charities working internationally may face particular risks due to their operating environment that could be caused by political, social or …

Why we need to be an enabling regulator – and what that means for our funding

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Helen Stephenson (Charity Commission CEO).

It’s been 3 months since I started as CEO of the Commission. During that time, I’ve met and listened to staff in the Commission’s four offices, visited trustees, staff and beneficiaries of charities ranging from small community groups to some …