OwnIt: Empowering women to use their money for the climate Partner organisations: Friends of the Earth, Enrol Yourself, Ethex and Energise Africa

The need for change in the finance sector has never been greater. It’s estimated that between $1.6 – $3.8 trillion needs to be invested each year in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and according to Banktrack 33 global banks invested $1.9 trillion into carbon intensive projects between 2016 – 2018.

It’s clear that something needs to change and women can play a catalytic role in bringing about the transformation that’s needed. Research studies have shown that women really care about the impact of their money. However, at the same time they are underrepresented in and underserved by the financial system.

This interactive workshop will empower women to take climate action with their personal finances, providing a unique opportunity to immerse people in thinking about green finance and the choices they have available to them. Empowering women to make changes with their personal finances offers a unique opportunity to support the financial resilience of women, but also protect our planet.

Workshop hosts who will facilitate these interactive discussions include: Mary Stevens, Experiments Programme Manager Friends of the Earth; Anneka Deva, Partnerships and Communications Director, Enrol Yourself; Naomi Naidoo, Advisory Board Member, OwnIt, Lisa Ashford, CEO, Ethex; Isona Shibata, Programme Manager, Energise Africa; Julie Dunn, Content Manager, Ethex and Rachel Mountain, Head of Communications, Energise Africa.