Events

Where to find us

Night of Ideas

The Night of Ideas is a project staged simultaneously in Paris, London and worldwide. The Institut français du Royaume-Uni has put together a thought-provoking programme of debates, performances and screenings exploring the latest ideas behind issues central to our times.
Night of Ideas addresses two of our society’s most pressing issues: Europe and the environment, engaging audiences in open debates on the possibilities for a brighter future where citizen voices and perspectives matter.

Corporate Sustainability Success Stories Breakfast Roundtable

Mainstream corporate culture dominates society and is slow to change on sustainability issues. That said, some of the greatest shifts are driven by those inside those companies using their influence to improve wider societal outcomes. Brigitte Small, Partner at Ampersand Lab invites agents of change to share their experiences, learn from one another and inspire others to act.

Next generation civic currency roundtable

Consumer payments are increasingly online, mobile and global. However, the ethical consumer movement is increasingly in support of local initiatives that have positive socio-economic impact on communities. How do we connect the two?
Local currencies - either place based, or sector based have the potential to drive inclusive growth and build communities however they face barriers to get to market and scale.

Sustainability Summit

The Sustainability Summit offers pension funds, insurance companies, charities and corporates the opportunity to both learn and network alongside their peers at such a key time for the sustainable investment industry.

After the Bell: The role of blockchain as a disruptor in global markets

Event hosted by the Mankoff company.
When observing the market in cryptocurrencies today, the fluctuation and risk has caused alarms in the investment community – whether an individual or institutional investor. With the advent of stablecoins, these may serve as a bridge between the fiat world and the digital currency marketplace. But what are the risks and the advantages?
Farid Tejani, Partner at Ampersand Lab is a guest panel member.

UKSIF Edinburgh Analyst Conference 2019

The sustainable investment and finance event for Scotland. This event is an opportunity to debate, discuss and practise new themes and processes supporting sustainable investment and finance. Discussions and workshops are designed with steer from our Analyst Committee ensuring a fully tailored and relevant programme.

We need to talk about climate

The climate crisis requires radical interventions in the economy, especially in challenging expectations of exponential growth and adds another layer of complexity to challenges facing democracy. Caroline Lucas MP is joined by Professor David Runciman to explore the range of approaches needed to confront this multifaceted concern, and whether deliberative processes can offer a practical way forward to engage citizens more directly in political decision-making and strengthen representative democracy.

The Transition: current strategies for fossil fuel industry change

Launch event for the annual survey of fund manager approaches to managing climate-related risk in integrated oil company investments. Additional panel discussion with FCA and stakeholders on the evolution of stewardship.

Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit

This event brings together business and finance leaders for insightful, data-driven conversations about how companies are aligning their strategies with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how investors are tracking and evaluating those strategies. This new event builds on Bloomberg’s ongoing Sustainable Business Summit series and will address critical issues, including the business case for aligning with the SDGs, Innovative ways companies are incorporating SDGs into their sustainability strategy, How investors quantify and track value of the SDGs and SDG financing solutions, including loans, funds, bonds, and venture philanthropy.

Impact for Breakfast: Managing For Impact

Exploring how investors can manage impact through their investment strategies and by supporting investees to embed impact into their business model and management systems.

Rebellion for Social Entrepreneurs / Social Enterprise East Sussex

Social Enterprise East Sussex is a network for aspiring and existing social entrepreneurs, charities who want to earn income and those interested in doing business for good.

EIRIS Foundation: Mission and Money Aligned

All aspects of ‘good money’ for charities, from pension funds to pooled funds, from bank accounts to discretionary portfolios, the role of charities in building a more sustainable economy, fossil-free portfolios, fiduciary duty and the legal context, impact investment and financing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Turn2Us private roundtable: key social, welfare and digital factors and emerging trends

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

Level 39 Fintech Office Hours

Part of our regular mentoring programme with early-stage founders, Level 39 is a community of leaders in cybersecurity, fintech and retail tech.

LWARB: Design Thinking: user-centred innovation for circular businesses

The London Waste and Recycling Board works in conjunction with the Mayor of London and London Councils to improve waste and resource management in the capital. The city’s economic and environmental future depends on our transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy, and at LWARB we work to ensure that London’s businesses, local government and communities thrive by helping them make the very best use of resources and materials.

Techhub founder workshop: Getting governance right

We're running a free workshop for Techhub members in London. A good Board of directors will show you where the safety ropes are, help you climb them and keep you away from the precipices. The right governance and support from an experienced Board can unlock a founding team’s full potential. But where do you find them? And how should founders manage their relationship with board members to get the most out of them?

Good Money week: When women invest

Good Money Week raises awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical finance - banking, pensions savings and investments - to help people make good money choices. This yearwe're focusing on empowering women to feel more confident when it comes to investing because, not only do we know that women are less likely to invest - causing a huge investment gap, particularly when it comes to pensions - we've found that women are actually more likely to invest ethically.