New frontiers in funding, philanthropy and investment


This event, hosted by UK think tank JRF, brings together innovators from the philanthropic & investment worlds to learn from one another & make new connections.

The conference will bring together innovators across the philanthropic and investment worlds, to learn from one another and make new connections. We want to explore approaches in investment and philanthropy that are actively challenging practices that prop up aspects of current systems that are not serving people and planet well. And we want to highlight financing and funding practices that have the potential to invest in – and even speed up – a transition towards a regenerative, fairer future.

Read more about New frontiers in funding, philanthropy and investment and A time to replenish collective imagination.

Join us for these hybrid sessions as part of the wider conference, and let’s open up a conversation about re-imagining our future.

So what’s going on?

A 2-day live-streamed conference bringing together innovators across the philanthropic and investment worlds, to learn from one another and make new connections. We want to explore approaches in investment and philanthropy that are actively challenging practices that prop up aspects of current systems that are not serving people and planet well. And we want to highlight financing and funding practices that have the potential to invest in – and even speed up – a transition towards a regenerative, fairer future.

How do I join online?

The sessions will be held on Zoom and a link will be sent our to registrants in the lead up to the event – you’ll get some reminders as we get nearer the time.

Day 1 – Thursday 14th July

The conference will open with a conversation between Dame Caroline Mason, CEO of Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Kieron Boyle, CEO of  Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, and Impact on Urban Health.

Day 1 panels will include the following –

  • The scale and depth of change needed
  • Mission aligned endowments and responsible investment
  • The plurality of transition / What needs funding or financing in transition
  • A finance ecology
  • New financial instruments to shift who owns the future
  • Next generation asset holders: regenerative wealth stewardship
  • Pecha Kucha session – curated by Grant Givers Movement

Day 2 – Thursday 15th July

Day 2 panels will include the following –

  • Taking account of philanthropy’s extractive past – a reparative future
  • Innovations in philanthropic practise
  • Risk and opportunity: a new framework

Speakers confirmed so far include :

Alastair Parvin, Open Systems Lab

Ali Torabi, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Amahra Spence, MAIA Group

Amir Rizwan, Big Society Capital

Anasuya Sengupta, Whose Knowledge

Baljeet Sandhu, Knowledge equity

Bea Karol Burkes

Dame Caroline Mason, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Derek Bardowell, Ten Years’ Time

Dominic Hofstetter, TransCap

Dr. Sadaf Shallwani, Firelight Foundation

Farah Elahi, Greater London Authority

Farzana Khan, Healing Justice London

Gemma Mortensen, New Constellations

Geraud de Ville de Goyet, Barking + Dagenham Giving

Giulio Quaggioto

Graham Leicester, Transformative Innovation

Hilary Cottam, Author

Imandeep Kaur, Civic Square

Indy Johar, Dark Matter Labs

Jayne Engle, Sacred Civics

Jen Hooke, Thirty Percy

Jennie Winhall, Rockwool Foundation and AltNow

Kerry McCarthy, KClarity

Kieron Boyle, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Foundation

Mathu Jeyaloganathan, Unltd

Matthew Lawrence, Common Wealth

Pia Mancini, Open Collective

Rick Alexander, Shareholder Commons

Rose Longhurst, Open Society Foundations

Sarah Gordon, Impact Investing Institute

Simon Hallett, Cambridge Associates

Stephanie Brobbey, The Good Ancestor Project

The Grant Givers Movement

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