Good with money: why charity investments matter

Investment is an important source of revenue for charities. Every year the active investment of charities’ reserves, and other assets, provides over £3.5bn of funding for third sector activities. However, as shown by the 2013 BBC Panorama documentary on charity investments, the otherwise productive process of investing in companies can pose a number of reputational challenges for mission-driven organisations – especially when those companies’ activities are perceived to be contradictory to that mission.

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