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Looking Ahead: Cause4’s predictions for the charitable sector in 2019

14th December, 2018 | By Cause4 staff

2018 has been filled with some exciting developments as well as major challenges for the UK charitable sector. As the year comes to a close, the Cause4 team is looking to the future with their predictions for 2019.

Green is the New Black: the Rising Tide of Climate-Consciousness

11th January, 2019 | By Emily Clarke

It’s an arresting sight: huge chunks of arctic ice stood melting into the polluted streets of Central London; disintegrating into the chill winter air.

Will we now see the Big Society unfold?

18th May, 2010 | By Cause4 staff

Now that we have the Conservative/Liberal coalition in situ we wait to see how the concept of The Big Society emerges.

The parlous state of the economy and public finances clearly creates opportunities to unleash a new entrepreneurial spirit and to give charities and social enterprises a lead in providing services across areas such as health and welfare. The possibilities are exciting and if the prize is a dramatic reduction in bureaucracy and increased accountability and efficiency, there is plenty to play for.

Is the Rich List 2010 a sign that philanthropy might be on the up?

26th April, 2010 | By Cause4 staff

Philip Beresford, compiler of the Sunday Times Rich List published on Sunday 25th April, would have us assume that economically we are ‘rising from the rubble'. Britain’s super-rich have added some £77bn to their wealth in the last year - an increase of almost a third.

Should executives be philanthropically accountable too?

11th April, 2010 | By Cause4 staff

Most recently, Bart Becht's - Reckitt Benckiser's Chief Executive - the brand behind Mr Sheen and Cillit Bang has donated £110m to charity.

Similarly within financial services, as anger over bankers' bonuses has engulfed the City, some of the highest-paid executives have publicly mollified an angry public by personally donating bonuses to worthy causes.