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Blog 0415 FoodbankFOODBANKS - IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT STATISTICS
Jeremy Paxman’s opening question to David Cameron in the first TV election leaders programme was a scorcher. He started with foodbanks – specifically asking about the number of foodbanks in the UK today. No, the Prime Minister didn’t know the exact number more ...
Martin Charlesworth
Blog 0714 Suited and BootedSUITED AND BOOTED
I was chatting to a group of church leaders in east London recently and they mentioned an initiative called Suited and Booted. Run out of the appropriately named St Andrews-by-the-Wardrobe church in the City of London, Suited and Booted is a charity more ...
Geoff Knott
Blog 0713 African MarketOPPORTUNITIES FOR RELIEVING EXTREME POVERTY IN AFRICA: THE BUSINESS OF JOB CREATION
Today, from a small base a few years ago, there are over 100 fund managers of institutional quality investing into Africa, making tens of thousands of investments. Investing successfully in Africa requires the same skills, processes, rigour and judgment a more ...
Geoff Knott
Queue 300NEARLY 1 BILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF EXTREME POVERTY IN 20 YEARS
Given all the adverse publicity on poverty, one fact that we need to hear and to celebrate is that the world has lately been making extraordinary progress in lifting people out of extreme poverty. Between 1990 and 2010, their number fell by half as a sha more ...
Geoff Knott