Founded by former personal investment research executive Michael Walsh in 1997,
the Lifecraft Group is a leading research and publishing firm in serving our
society's increased desire for a greater sense of corporate responsibility and
giving back to the community.
Lifecraft today operates 2 business units.
The theme that drives Lifecraft's research and publications is 'making a
difference' and this process is applied to listed public companies and
charities. Lifecraft’s clients are those parties who are interested in
‘investing’ in such companies and charities. This theme sees the
Lifecraft Group involved in the fields of philanthropy, sustainable and
responsible investment (SRI) and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Givewell was the group’s first initiative, developed in 1997 to play a key role
in fostering a better culture of giving in Australia. It does this by conducting
research on charities and generating ideas on better ways to give. Givewell
operates on the basis that informed and committed giving will lead to a more
accountable, efficient and effective charitable sector. Givewell’s 3 key
strategies are to:
• specialise in information about charities, foundations and
community attitudes to giving;
• ensure that professional advice on donations and bequests
becomes a normal part of financial, tax and estate planning services;
• help companies and grantmakers implement well constructed
giving programs as part of their service to the community.
Givewell has a team dedicated to its operation.
Lifecraft bought the Ethical Investor publishing business in May 2003 to
each a wider audience. Editorially, this
service strives for high quality coverage of ethical investment opportunities
and developments, supported by copy on corporate social responsibility and the
triple bottom line. It also covers corporate governance, the ethics of
mainstream investment and information on socially responsible finance products.
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