Rathbones has partnered with 5 x 15, one of London’s leading cultural events organisations, to bring you a series of online Zoom talks on climate change and to ask the questions that need to be answered.
The talks will feature a panel of renowned journalists, professors, activists, economists and policy advisers and will be chaired by Baroness Rosie Boycott.
Based on feedback from our 2020 investment conference, the issue at the forefront of many of our clients’ minds is climate change and what practical steps might be taken to tackle the effects of the climate emergency. Entering the debate, Rathbones’ stewardship director, Matt Crossman will speak alongside Jonathan Porritt and Mike Berners-Lee on creating a green transition in energy and finance and in our last talk on consumers, we will be joined by luminaries from our Rathbones Look forward series, climate journalist Lucy Siegle and economist, Professor Dieter Helm.
Webinar: The Earth Convention – Time for a reset?
Wednesday 23 September, 6 – 7pm
For the opening event of The Earth Convention series from 5 x 15 and Rathbones, we look at whether the COVID-19 crisis could be a defining moment in the fight against climate change.
Juliet Davenport – Founder and CEO of Good Energy
James Thornton – Founding CEO of ClientEarth
Christiana Figueres – Costa Rican diplomat and former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Tom Rivett-Carnac – Former Senior Political Strategist at the UN
Webinar: The Earth Convention – Energy and finance
Wednesday 14 October, 6 – 7pm
For the second event in The Earth Convention series from 5x15 and Rathbones, we look at creating a green transition in energy and finance.
Jonathan Porritt - Co-founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development
Matt Crossman – Stewardship Director, Rathbones
Farhana Yamin - Environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert
Mike Berners-Lee – Professor of Sustainability at Lancaster University
Webinar: The Earth Convention – Consumers: fast fashion, manufacturing and plastics
Wednesday 18 November, 6 – 7pm
The third event in The Earth Convention series from 5x15 and Rathbones is all about consumers and manufacturing - our consumption patterns and the supply chains that feed them.
Lucy Siegle – Writer and broadcaster on nature and climate
Steve Evans – Professor and Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Cambridge University
Dieter Helm – Professor of Economic Policy at Oxford University and Fellow in Economics at New College, Oxford
Miatta Fanbulleh - Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation (NEF economic growth.