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Agenda

11:45 – 12:55: Registration and networking lunch 


12:55 – 13:00: Chair’s opening remarks
Lauren Weymouth, Editor, Charity Times


13:00 – 13:30: Climate change: why your charity needs to prioritise the risks 
Charlie Kronick,
Senior Climate and Finance Campaigner, Greenpeace


13:30 – 13:55: Getting climate change on the board agenda – the governance perspective
John Williams,
 Vice Chair, Association of Chairs

In this session, John will explore how climate change has become everyone’s issue, and the implications for charity leaders 
- What’s climate change to do with my charity?
- Have Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg changed the rules?
- How to persuade and challenge your board
- The (dis)investment dilemma
- The importance of long-term thinking 
- The case for moral leadership.


13:55 – 14:25: To divest or not to divest, that is the question…
Victoria Barron,
 Responsible Investment Analyst, Newton Investment Management

- How are trustees thinking about climate change?
- How is Newton thinking about climate change?
- What are the implications of divesting from fossil fuels as opposed to engaging with the oil and gas sector?


14:25 – 14:40: Coffee Break


14:40 – 15:10: Engagement: the honest questions charity investors need to be asking
Paul Fairbrother, Business Partner,Charities, Sarasin
Alexander True, Senior Associate Partner,Charities, Sarasin

Synopsis to follow


15:10 – 15:40: What are trustees’ legal duties in dealing with climate change risks?

Speaker to be confirmed


15:40 – 16:10: Reputational impact: the risks and the opportunities
Speaker to be confirmed


16:10 – 16:35: Keynote Speaker
Prof Michael Grubb, IPCC
author and Professor of Energy and Climate Change, UCL


16:35 – 16:40: Chair’s round-up


16:40: End of conference