Donor adviser Plum Lomax has been supporting individual, family and corporate philanthropy for 14 years. The deputy head of NPC’s Funders team notes that family foundations and offices have dominated their work. ‘There is increasing interest in impact investment, and we help clients understand their options… as well as analysing the social impact of investment deals.’ Lomax, former head of European equity strategy at Merrill Lynch, says NPC has recently published reports on refugees, the education sector and children in care. The adviser adds that the refugees research drove more funding for the sector. ‘We’re also very excited… [about] how we can help the social sector to benefit from new digital platforms,’ she says.