Management & leadership, Governance, Government and the Voluntary Sector

Going Green - Online conference on Thursday 21 March 2024

Committing to a sustainable charity sector.

Going Green – Thursday 21 March 2024

The urgency of climate change continues, with the impact of severe temperatures and extreme weather events being felt more than ever in the UK and even more so overseas. The importance of the conversation around sustainability and what charities are doing continues to be vital.

We know it’s difficult to commit time, resources, and effort to improve your climate impact, especially with the financial strain the sector is under. But it is a necessary journey for all of us, and time is of the essence. Join us for a second year as we continue to discuss what we can do, how we go about it and how we embed this within our organisational cultures. We all have a role to play, no matter where we are on the journey.

Event sessions cover:

  • Writing an environmental policy
  • Understanding what funders look for in sustainability
  • Going green when you are a small charity
  • Learning from corporate sustainability best practices
  • Panel discussion on ESG (environmental, social, governance) reporting
  • Keynote that will discuss the continuing need to incorporate sustainability in all we do

Who should attend?

This conference is for anyone interested in making their charity more environmentally friendly. It has been designed with both larger and smaller charities in mind and will include useful information for those just starting out on their green journey as well as those looking for more advanced ideas on improving their sustainability.

The conference will be especially relevant to:

  • Charity leaders and senior decision-makers
  • Those in charge of charity operations (HR, Operations Directors, etc.)
  • Those in charge of charity reporting (finance, accounting, impact)
  • Charity trustees

Agenda at-a-glance

10.00 – 10.15:  Welcome – Join us for introductions, housekeeping and how to get the best out of your day.

10.15 – 10.45:  Opening Keynote – We need to talk about sustainability!

10.45 – 11.00: Break

11.00 – 11.45:  Panel discussion: ESG Reporting – Taking a purposeful and meaningful stance 

11.45 – 12.00: Break

12.00 – 13.00:  Breakout sessions. Choose one from the following:

  • A: Writing an environmental policy – Where to begin? 
  • B: Learning from corporate sustainability best practices.

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 14.45: Case study: Going green when you are small

14.45 – 15.00: Break

15.00 – 15.30:  Closing Keynote: Understanding what funders look for in sustainability


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What is included in the price?

Attendance at the conference = keynote sessions, panel discussions, session talks and networking sessions.

 You will also have access to the post conference hub, which will consist of:

  • Recording of breakout sessions
  • Access to all presentations and handouts
  • Certificate of attendance for CPD hours

Join the conversation

Follow us @DSC_Charity and use #GoingGreen

Early bird ticket prices (up to and including Monday 5 February)

  • Band A: £99
  • Band B: £109
  • Band C: £129

Ticket prices from Tuesday 6 February

  • Band A: £119
  • Band B: £129
  • Band C: £149

Conference schedule

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21 Mar 2024
All day event. Must be booked in its entirety-

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.

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