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Charity Commission launches consultation on responsible investment

By January 22, 2020Consultations

Deadline 31st March

From Civil Society

The Charity Commission has opened a consultation into responsible investment and how charities can align their investments with their aims.

The move was announced in a in a blog on the regulator’s website by Sian Hawkrigg, strategic policy adviser at the Commission, which says: “Many in and around the sector are championing this way of thinking and leading the way, but as the regulator we want to understand what is holding others back, and give more charities the confidence to follow suit where possible.”

It says that a shift in public mood is leading to a greater desire for transparency and an interest in “not just in what a charity achieves, but how it behaves along the way.”

It also argues that it is “increasingly prudent” for trustees to look at “the factors affecting the longer-term financial sustainability of their investments.”

It quotes Intentional Investing, a report published by the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) in 2015, as saying: “Evidence even suggests that, in some cases, the pursuit of responsible business practices can be positive from a financial as well as a values perspective.”

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