PUBLISHED: 13:27 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:41 28 August 2018 Ross Bentley Bruce Burgoyne, creative director at Mackman Kerry Knight KBK Photography www.kerrybknight.co.uk Many modern businesses look to partner with local charities but what is the best way of supporting a good cause that will deliver mutual benefits over the long term? Banners inside St Peter's Sudbury designed by MackmanCorporate social responsibility, charity fundraising and volunteer days are all initiatives pursued by modern, progressive businesses.But what is the best way for a business to support a good cause beyond a one-off event? How should companies go about aligning themselves with charities and non-profit organisations that give them the best chance of developing a long-term, sustainable relationship that benefits both parties?Who better to ask than the team at Suffolk firm Mackman, which last year was visited by The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Geoffrey Probert, who … [Read more...] about What should a business look for in a charity partner?
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By Eamon QuinnConfirmation that Ulster Bank has struck terms with a vulture fund for a major sale of its troubled mortgages with a face value of €1.4bn has reignited the debate over loan sales by Irish banks, with debt advocates again questioning if regulators should insist lenders writedown debt rather than selling on loans.Ulster Bank, which first unveiled its plan in May, said it had agreed on the sale of 2,300 non-performing home loans, and the disposal of a further 2,900 buy-to-let or investment home loans, to Cerberus, the US fund which is best known for its buying of distressed Irish commercial loans, including the controversial Project Eagle sale by Nama.Ulster did not disclose the hefty discount that usually applies in such sales by banks but said no loans currently subject to a home loans arrangement between the bank and borrower were part of the deal.The average span of arrears on the loans was almost seven years, the banks said, and affected customers would be … [Read more...] about Ulster Bank €1.4bn home loans sale sparks row
On 8 June 2010, three days before the kickoff of the World Cup in South Africa, envoys from Russia and England stood outside a meeting room in Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre, nervously waiting to make their pitch to host the 2018 tournament. Their audience: elected representatives of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, or Concacaf. Fifa’s 208 member associations, each governing soccer in their countries, were split between six confederations. Concacaf, with 35 member associations under its umbrella, was one of them, and it, in turn, reported up to Fifa. Its territory stretched from Panama in the south to Canada in the north, and included the US, as well as all of the Caribbean and the sparsely populated South American countries Suriname and Guyana. With the possible exception of Mexico, the confederation’s members were not considered particularly formidable on the soccer pitch – but in the cutthroat field of … [Read more...] about How Russia won the World Cup
Green bonds.How do you decide if an investment is socially responsible? Well, I mean, how do you decide if an investment is good? You do research, you talk to the issuer, you figure out your list of criteria, and you do your best to determine if the investment meets the criteria. But this is a lot of work and you may not have time for it. Especially if you are a bond investor. Bonds are meant to be boring safe investments, and so in fact many bond investors outsource even the question “is this bond good?” to ratings agencies for a letter grade: AAA, good, C, not so good. Similarly it makes complete sense that if you would want to invest in socially responsible—or environmentally sound, or whatever—bonds, you would also want someone else to do the work of figuring out what that means and which bonds fit the requirements. And as environmentally conscious investing becomes more popular, a business has developed:Sales of green bonds rose 9.4 per cent year on … [Read more...] about Everyone Wants to See Green in Bonds
On Thursday (May 3) polls will open across Surrey to elect the councillors who will make some of the decisions that will have the biggest impact on our lives and area. In Reigate and Banstead , one third of councillors will be elected onto the council this year and we have listed the candidates here. We went to representatives of the parties, giving candidates the opportunity to tell you why you should vote for them. Many of them have different opinions on the future of their wards and the issues affecting the borough so let's get right down to it. Read More It's nearly election time Banstead Village Graham Burr – Liberal Democrat My wife and I moved to Reigate and Banstead 30 years ago, attracted by the country feel and great access to London. Two children (and just recently one grandchild) on, we still see Reigate as one of the most beautiful places to live and are passionate about preserving and enhancing it for future generations. My priorities for the area are: … [Read more...] about Every Reigate & Banstead election candidate & what they promise