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Greenbank Review Spring 2019
  Events and sponsorship review
Catherine Naughton, Marketing Assistant, Rathbone Greenbank Investments
2019 events
Thursday 9 May
Oxford Gives 2019
Jesus College, Ship Street Centre, Ship Street, Oxford OX1 3DW
Thursday 26 September
TFN London
Rathbones, 8 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7AZ
For further details on these events and how
to register, please visit
 By holding events and partnering with
or sponsoring organisations, we can create greater impact for change and engage with new audiences interested in socially responsible investment. During 2018
we partnered with several organisations for the first time.
In May, we sponsored a how to: Academy
event addressing the problem of plastic pollution. Speakers highlighted the immediate and long-term threats to public health and
the environment and demonstrated how individuals and organisations might reduce plastic consumption and waste. Innovators were also on hand to showcase recycling solutions and alternative products.
We supported the annual Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust lecture in November, which focused on its global campaign to rewild island ecosystems. Dr Nik Cole and Durrell Ambassador Monty Halls shared their experiences of rewilding in Mauritius and the Galapagos Islands, explaining why islands were central to our understanding of how
we might reverse the damage done to global ecosystems by human intervention.
Continuing our involvement with Good Money Week — an annual event coordinated by the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) — we contributed to their exclusive Women’s Guide to Investing and the promotional video for the week.
In November, we hosted an event organised by the Catholic weekly journal The Tablet where former cabinet minister and last governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, shared his experience of identity politics, highlighting the dangers of extreme nationalism.
We also played host to a seminar organised by Big Society Capital and ShareAction on the topic of The Rise of the Impact Economy in the UK — an Opportunity for Universities. Featuring a number of speakers from across the responsible and impact investment industry, this event explored a range
of fossil fuel divestment and investment opportunities for universities.
Our longstanding association with The Funding Network (TFN) helped raise £116,000 during 2018. We also partnered with the Environmental Funders Network for the first time, helping them to raise £60,000 for three early-stage and innovative organisations tackling environmental issues.
At our annual flagship event in June,
we welcomed over 100 guests to the Institution of Engineering and Technology for the 21st Rathbone Greenbank Investor Day. Speakers and delegates met to discuss the complex evolution of working practices and definitions, exploring how to promote fair, fulfilling employment and gender equality in the modern economy.
Our 2019 Investor Day will be held
on Wednesday 5 June — this year’s topic
is 'the circular economy'. We’ll be considering issues ranging from plastics and fast fashion to climate change and the environmental impacts of overconsumption and waste.
Our website is updated regularly with details and summaries of all our events and sponsorships. Please visit for further information.

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