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The days of giving a cheque to charity and feeling your job is done appear to be disappearing. Four out of five companies actively measure the impacts derived from their charitable giving, a new study finds. Nearly three-quarters of the 114 companies surveyed say they intend to increase their impact measurement efforts over the next three years. That’s important as 42% of companies are still failing to capture the overall impacts of their community programmes. The findings appear in a report entitled Funding Impact, produced jointly by UK charity thinktank NPC and the business-led community investment benchmark group, LBG.

Investor interest piqued

Investors can be a little like consumers: they say social and environmental issues are important to them, but show little evidence of it when it comes to the crunch. An extensive survey from professional services giant PwC suggests a change could be in the offing. In a poll of 300 US investors, more than two-thirds say they plan to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into deal evaluations over the next 12 months. In addition, 38% of those surveyed identified investors as the group most engaged on ESG issues. Senior management were the next most...

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