Investment and social investment resources

Explore our investment and social investment resources below. 

Investment resources

ACF hosts a number of investment learning programme events which provide an opportunity for contact, discussion and learning between trusts and foundations across the UK and with ACF’s Official Partners.

Videos of previous events are now available to view, and individuals can sign up to attend our bi-annual Investment Seminars.

Read this blog written by ACF's director of external affairs, Richard Hebditch, about what the Butler-Sloss case means for investment decisions.



Charity Commission for England and Wales’ consultation on charity responsible investment guidance
A response from the Association of Charitable Foundations

May 2021

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The pillars of stronger foundation practice.

July 2020




Investments are our super-power
Alliance magazine special feature

 September 2020

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What's in a definition?

May 2020

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Intentional investing
Whether and how to develop a charity's investment strategy with its values and aims in mind.

 May 2015

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For Good And Not For Keeps
How long-term charity investors approach spending on their charitable aims.

 May 2013

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Social investment

The Social Impact Investors Group (SIIG) exists to help foundations currently undertaking or interesting in making social investments.
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Foundations with established social investment programmes include:

 Esmée Fairbairn Foundation  Joseph Rowntree Foundation Bank Workers Charity 
 Trust for London  City Bridge Trust  Nesta
 Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation  Barrow Cadbury Trust Friends Provident Foundation



Engagement in the social investment market
This research is the result of informed contributions from a wide number of people involved in trusts and foundations and social investment.

October 2013

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Investment seminars

27 and 28 November, central London

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