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Charity clarity
Charity Clarity – Bringing light to a grey sector

Charity Due Diligence Far too often we see negative news stories about charities; how they are mismanaged, what is going on in the background and why every penny does not go to the cause. With every negative story, people are becoming more and more disillusioned…

Michigan’s two-tier education
A Look into Michigan’s Two-Tier Education System

“Back where I come from” made famous my American Country singer Kenny Chesney paints a gorgeous picture of home that we all can attest too. My home state of Michigan is a gorgeous place. The northern part of our state often referred to many as…

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EPG Research for Education Commission

Governments and world leaders have not taken sufficient action to increase investments in education. Without greater efforts to deliver quality education, the world faces the risk of not meeting the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals and failing to close the gap between developed and…

GDPA in Kirklees
Running a NEETS charity – a personal perspective from GDPA

My name is Satvir Meen and I am a trustee for Global Diversity Positive Action. The charity's ethos evolves around the concept that everyone is capable of great endeavours. We aim to connect NEETS (Neither in Education, Employment or training), hidden NEETS, people that are…

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Business Backs Education Report launch

This report was published on 14 January 2015, ahead of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, to raise awareness of the Business Backs Education campaign, launched by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with Dubai Cares and UNESCO. The campaign was launched at the…

Social Enterprise
Social Return On Investment (SROI): Three technical challenges

EPG's Managing Director co-authored this paper for the Social Enterprise Journal. The purpose of this article is to explore three technical challenges and misconceptions involved in measuring social return on investment (SROI). Although there is considerable information available about the conceptual framework of SROI, its…

Sewa Day
PRESS RELEASE: Austerity has made Britons kinder, says new report

14 July 2014 – Despite the austerity measures of the past few years that have seen massive cuts in welfare spending in the UK, Britons have become kinder towards each other by volunteering in huge numbers. This is main finding of independent research conducted by EPG Economic…

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PRESS RELEASE: Leading Hindu organisation adds up to £5.4m value to British economy

HFB social impact report launch at House of Commons, 10 October 2013: (From left to right) Arjan Vekaria, President of HFB; Alok Sharma MP, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party; and Pratik Dattani, report author. LONDON 10 OCTOBER 2013: A first-of-its-kind study for any religious or…

Hub Kings Cross
Social impact report – Hub King’s Cross

Impact Hub King’s Cross presents here it’s first snap shot impact report, marking the organisation’s 5th anniversary and the evolution of the HUB network to Impact Hub network. The launch of this new name gives us an opportunity to reconnect as a global movement –…

Sewa Day
An economic analysis of the social value generated by Sewa Day

Sewa Day is an annual day of social action, which occurred last on 25 September in 2011. For benefactors of Sewa Day 2011, the main consideration is whether this is viable and provides sustainable net betterment for society. This study calculates a social return on…

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