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Friends Provident Foundation Conference 2018

Event details

Date and location

Thursday 4th October 2018

10:30 am

The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR

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Friends Provident Foundation Conference 2018 brought together our grantholders, partners and investees to meet, share skills and ideas on the economy and to explore how we can maximise our impact.

The theme of this year’s conference was how we maximise our impact on the big challenges and barriers  to a fair and resilient economy. It may seem that a small number of NGOs, individuals, investors and journalists are tilting at windmills in attempting to change something as huge and all-encompassing as how the economy interacts with society. However, that is what we all are attempting to do with our time, energy, money, skills and networks. Although there is no single answer to the question of how to maximise our individual and collective impact, it felt a good opportunity to explore the issue and consider how we might – together – move the dial.  Within this loose theme, our conference explored new questions, enabling those attending to understand each other’s work better and providing some practical tools for planning future action.

Our speaker line-up included Kate Pickett FRSA, author of The Inner Level and Gurpreet Bola, Interim Director of Medact.

We hope the event offered an opportunity for our grant holders, partners and investees to network, to meet the Friends Provident Foundation staff team and trustees with time for exploring specific topics in workshops. It has been an important year for the Foundation as we reviewed our own impact, specifically the Resilient Economies Programme, and as we look ahead to building our next programme, the conference offered an invaluable opportunity for us to hear your views.



10.00      Doors Open & Registration

10.30       Welcome to the Conference

10.50       Keynote Speaker: Kate Pickett The Inner Level

11.30       Gurpreet Bola: Intersectional organising

12.15        Assessing our impact so far

12.35        Lunch

14.00       Mapping who’s here and making connections

14.30        Workshops

15.30        Social Drinks

16.15         Close