Not just for a rainy day: How to green your finance

Ever wondered what happens to your money when you’re not looking? (Spoiler, there’s a lot going on). Join our panellists as we demystify the often-baffling world of finance. Over the session, you’ll learn how to take control of your savings, pensions and banking and ensure that they’re working to create a greener, healthier and happier world.


The Future of Wildlife Filmmaking – Beyond the Frame

In this session the filmmakers behind some of the most loved nature documentaries on the planet come together to discuss what role wildlife films could, and should, play to help create a safe and just future for the living world.

COP26 is an opportunity to have some brave conversations. It is time to explore if the films being made are doing all they can to help, if the large carbon footprint of making such films is justifiable, what these films are excluding from the frame and, most importantly, the potential they have to evolve and redefine success.

In a series of short films we will hear from wildlife filmmakers from across the globe that have witnessed the ecological crises unfolding and are exploring alternative paths. This will be followed by a panel discussion on next steps with some of the biggest players in the industry. Can the wildlife filmmaking industry rise to the challenge?


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.


Exploring Sustainable Futures Game

Embark on an interactive and immersive journey to explore how the world can evolve, as we respond to the cataclysmic effect of climate change.

Through using the Cranfield University Sustainability Group’s scenario exploration game, audience members can shape the decisions of the actors on stage and together journey to the future. Join us to explore the new world we have created and bring back important lessons, to put into our actions today. How will you feel about this new future and what will you learn?

Find out more about the game and Cranfield University here – https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/research/cop26