Financial sector still gives more to charity than other industries

first_img The financial sector still gives far more to charity than any other industry sector, according to the Directory of Social Change’s first Company Giving Almanac. Research for the Almanac examined a sample of over 400 companies which support UK charities, and the DSC claims it “provides the most comprehensive picture of company giving to charitable causes in the UK to date”.Despite the financial crisis, the financial sector gives £245 million in cash, or £319 million including in-kind donations. The total provided by all companies in the UK is in the region of £700 to £800 million, so financial institutions provide nearly half of all corporate donations. Advertisement Even within the financial sector, one bank dominates charitable giving: the part-publicly owned Lloyds Banking Group provides 25% of all the giving from the financial services sector. One per cent?Despite the scale of their giving, financial sector companies still give only 0.7% of their pre-tax profits, short of the 1% standard that was advocated as a benchmark some years ago.Overall, the companies analysed in the Almanac managed to give only 0.4% of their company pre-tax profits to charity, including in-kind donations, or 0.3% if you consider only cash donations.Author Dr Catherine Walker said: “The fallout from the financial crash continues, with more scandals shredding the reputation and integrity of the financial sector. Ironically, these same institutions give more to charity than corporate counterparts in other industries.”Clearly bankers and financiers need not just to re-establish moral values within their business culture but to shout about it too. They could give more to social causes, but other businesses sectors should look at the example set by the banks and financial institutions in terms of charitable giving and take note.”The Company Giving Almanac can be downloaded for free from the DSC.Great GivingThe DSC is using the research findings to step up its campaign for Great Giving, which aims to achieve better funding relationships between charities and their funders. “We think companies can give more, more companies can give, and companies can be better givers”, says the DSC. Howard Lake | 26 June 2013 | News Financial sector still gives more to charity than other industries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  64 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tiananmen Square massacre still off-limits 25 years later

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders condemns the many violations of freedom of information in the run-up to tomorrow’s 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Chinese journalists have been arrested, social networks and websites have been censored, and virtually all Google services, from Gmail to Picasa, have been rendered inaccessible since 1 June.“Journalists, bloggers and other news providers are being subjected to harassment that is increasing as the Tiananmen anniversary approaches,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We call on the authorities to assume their responsibility by freeing those who have been detained and by lifting the taboo that stills exists on any reference to the massacre. The Chinese public has the right to know the truth that has been hidden from it for the past 25 years.”Journalists arrestedAccording to the available information, the most recent arrests took place on 30 May, when Wang Jianmin and Guo Zhongxiao, two Hong Kong journalists who used to work for Yazhou Zhoukan (Asia Week), were arrested in Shenzhen, the local the Public Security Bureau reported.Gao Yu, a journalist who won the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in 1997, went missing on 23 April. She reappeared on 8 May, when the state TV news channel CCTV 13, showed her – with her face blurred out and surrounded by police officers – confessing to having “harmed state interests.”Former South China Morning Post journalist Vivian Wu, who is also known as Wu Wei, has been missing since 15 May.Xin Jian, an editorial assistant and reporter for the Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun, was taken from her home on 13 May for questioning in connection with the investigation into Pu Zhiqiang, a human rights lawyer arrested while attending a 3 May meeting on how to mark the Tiananmen Square anniversary. Xin’s family was told on 26 May that she is accused of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.”The authorities have also targeted those who provide reporting or other kinds of content to news sites based abroad that are banned in China. Xiang Nanfu, a regular contributor to the New York-based news website Boxun, was arrested on 3 May on charges of supplying “fabricated information” that “seriously harmed” China’s image. His confession was also broadcast by CCTV 13. Boxun is censored in China because of its frequent coverage of sensitive subjects.Google blockedThe authorities have also cracked down on social networks and other websites. Google’s services have been increasingly disrupted in the run-up to the anniversary. According to GreatFire, an NGO that specializes in monitoring online censorship in China, access to Google is now 90 per cent blocked.Services such as Gmail and Picasa, and sites such as and, cannot be accessed at all from Beijing, Shenzhen, Inner Mongolia, Yunnan and Heilongjiang, while access is difficult elsewhere.The last time a blocking of Google was reported, in 2012, it was complete and lasted 12 hours. This time, because only about 90 per cent of access to Google is blocked, “users think it is a problem with Google or their computer, when instead it’s censorship,” GreatFire founder Charlie Smith said.Searches for “25年” (25 years), “25 years,” “二十五年 (25 years), “广场”(square) or anything else that might refer to the Tiananmen Square events are also blocked, while microblogging sites are the target of major censorship operations. A Beijing university academic’s Weibo account was blocked after he told an Internet user that there was no rioting in 1989, just peaceful demonstrations that were brutally crushed.China is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Sign the petition to ask Xi Jinping to implement China’s constitution. March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News June 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tiananmen Square massacre still off-limits 25 years later center_img to go further Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday October 9th

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday October 9th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday October 9th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter By News Highland – October 9, 2018 center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Previous articleUpdate: Woman taken to hospital following crash in West DonegalNext articleBudget included measures to ensure Ireland is Brexit ready News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

NFL Legend Eddie George Begins Performances in Chicago

first_imgThere’s a new Prince of the Courtroom at the Ambassador Theatre! NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in Chicago on January 12; he is scheduled to play a limited engagement through February 28.George has previously made stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 while playing for Ohio State University. That honor served as the prelude to a nine-year career in the NFL, which saw him lead the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV and selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys.Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments from $49.50 Chicago Related Showslast_img read more

Commercials ready for Ruislip challenge

first_imgThe Tipperary team take on Tir Chonaill Gaels in the All-Ireland Club Championship Quarter-Final this afternoon.If Commercials get the better of the London champions in Ruislip they’ll go on to face Ballyboden St Enda’s of Dublin in the Semi-Finals in February.Following their dramatic victory over Nemo Rangers almost two weeks ago manager Charlie McGeever says his side won’t be phased if they find themselves behind late in the game.last_img