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Plum Lomax and NPC 12 February 2018

Capturing the impact in impact investment

Impact investing continues to rise up the agenda. It was a hot topic at Davos with TPG’s Rise Fund (co-founded by Bono) getting airtime. New impact funds are coming on stream weekly – in the …

Plum Lomax 1 June 2015

Will impact investing give you more bang for your buck?

Impact investing is in many respects the issue of the day. Tony Blair, commenting on the fallout for the Labour Party after the General Election, stated, ‘We have to be the policy innovators, those seeking …

Plum Lomax 9 December 2014

Getting better, then getting bigger

We’ve had a week of talking about growth. This is what the economy is finally doing, as the Chancellor pointed out in his Autumn Statement; but living standards aren’t growing at all, the opposition responded. …

Plum Lomax and NPC 8 October 2014

NPC’s ‘10 innovations’ report looks at cutting edge of giving globally

The UK should make more of a fuss about its philanthropists. Private donors give away billions of pounds every year, from the armies of people with monthly direct debits for chosen causes to the mega-rich …

Book review Plum Lomax 1 September 2014

Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies Karl Muth, Michael Lindenmayer and John Kluge

One of the first obstacles people face when they plan giving away some of their wealth is the difficulty of getting started. We certainly hear a lot of that at NPC: individuals put money into …

Book review Plum Lomax 1 December 2013

Richer Lives – Why rich people give

At the start of October I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch of Beth Breeze and Theresa Lloyd’s Richer Lives: Why rich people give. Focused on the motivations and giving practices of …

1 Plum Lomax 14 August 2012

How do you choose great charities?

I was contacted recently by a friend who has quit her job in investment banking to travel solo on her motorbike from London to Cape Town. She wants to devote at least a month of her …

News Plum Lomax 27 January 2011 For Subscribers

What government can do to promote giving by wealthy individuals

The ‘Giving Green Paper’ was launched during the good will period between Christmas and New Year and achieved some media coverage as a result, but interestingly not much response from the charity sector. The paper’s …