The biggest campaign against hunger ever launched in Scotland got off to a lively start in Glasgow yesterday.
The IF Campaign is a huge coalition of UK-based organisations, including Oxfam, who share the vision of a world where everyone has enough to eat.
We also have huge ambitions: to reach 20 million people across the UK with our message and inspire 5 million of them to get involved. Between now and the G8 in June, we're...
Sir Tom Hunter isn't the only person who passes judgement on people he doesn't know. We all do it occasionally.
But Sir Tom is rich and successful.
So people listen when he says the welfare state has created 'pampered, dependent people who expect what others strive and graft hard for'.
But there is a risk here.
If we base policies on assumptions, myths and stereotypes, we can end up harming...
Alex Salmond calls on David Cameron to "speak up" for the measure
Oxfam has urged the Chancellor to use next week's budget to raise new tax revenues from those who can afford it, not make further cuts from those who can't.
The charity believes George Osborne should introduce more progressive taxation policies to raise new revenues from wealthy individuals and use the proceeds to limit cuts to public services and the welfare system.
The call comes as politicians, policy-makers, commentators...
Oxfam is demonstrating to the financial industry that investments in developing countries can deliver both social and financial returns.
It comes with the creation of a unique investment opportunity. The Small Enterprise Impact Investment Fund (SEIIF) will be unveiled in Edinburgh this morning (Thursday).
The fund - the first of its kind - will invest in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries and aims...
Our Prime Minister has kicked off 2012 by announcing a pledge to half the amount of red-tape and calling health and safety laws a 'monster'. This is part of a promise he made last year to wage 'war' on the enemies of enterprise.
Hardly appropriate language, in that he is implicitly equating bureaucrats with other targets of government 'wars' - terrorists and drug dealers.
The reason why this language jars...