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Agenda

11:45 – 12:00: Registration


12:00 – 13:00: Networking Lunch


13:00 – 13:05: Chair’s opening remarks
Lauren Weymouth, Editor, Charity Times


13:05 – 13:35: Climate change: why your charity needs to prioritise the risks
Charlie Kronick, Senior Climate and Finance Campaigner, Greenpeace


13:35 – 14:15: 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?


14:15 – 14:45: 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.


14:45 – 15:00: Coffee Break


15:00 – 15:40: Engagement: the honest questions charity investors need to be asking
Paul Fairbrother, Business Partner, Charities, Sarasin
Alexander True, Senior Associate Partner, Charities, Sarasin


15:40 – 16:10: What are trustees’ legal duties in dealing with climate change risks?
Speaker to be confirmed


16:10 – 16:30: Keynote speaker: to be announced


16:30: End of conference