Keiran Goddard began the discussion by noting that concerns about populism have been widely felt by funders in the UK. He acknowledged that populism is more of a political tool and that it has no fixed constituency, drawing support from different parts of the political spectrum.
"New Report from CASS Business School Highlights Shift Towards Social Investment"
Charities are shifting their funding models from donations to borrowing and social investment, according to new research from City University London’s Cass Business School. The CASS CCE research report, titled ‘Social investment as a new charity finance tool: using both head and heart,’ was based on two years of research, including 120 in-person interviews.
The report defines social investment as investments made with the intention of ‘generating a social or environmental impact, as well as a financial return on the investment. On a broader scale, social investment can be thought of as utilizing investments in the market to impact society.
"African Philanthropy Gaining Momentum, New Report Suggests"
Philanthropic activity in Africa is gaining momentum according to the 2017 Wealth Report, sponsored by real estate business Knight Frank.
The report, fully titled ‘The Wealth Report: The global perspective on prime property and investment,’ was written by Knight Frank Research. Now entering its second decade of publication, the 11th edition of the report includes trends in global wealth, property and luxury spending, along with a database of information collected from this year’s Attitudes Survey.
The report states that, ‘of the 20 countries whose ultra-wealthy populations have grown most rapidly over the last decade, 11 are in Africa.’ Included in those 11 countries are Mauritius, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, where steep increases are expected.