A year has passed since the High Court judgement in the case brought by the Ashden Trust and the Mark Leonard Trust to confirm that their “Paris-aligned” investment policy was allowable under charity law.
 
But did it go far enough and are charities any clearer on the extent of their investment powers as trustees of their charity?
A year has passed since the High Court judgement in the case brought by the Ashden Trust and the Mark Leonard Trust to confirm that their “Paris-aligned” investment policy was allowable under charity law.
 
But did it go far enough and are charities any clearer on the extent of their investment powers as trustees of their charity?

Speakers in this webinar

Sarah Butler-Sloss

Sarah Butler-Sloss
Chair of Trustees, The Auroa Trust (Formerly The Ashden Trust)

Sarah Butler-Sloss is the founder of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. Sarah Butler-Sloss is internationally recognised for her work in the field of green energy over the past 20 years. She is best known for founding the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy in 2001.

Luke Fletcher

Luke Fletcher
Partner, Bates Wells

Luke advises corporates, charities, social entrepreneurs, B Corps, philanthropists and investors seeking to make a positive difference. Luke’s practice involves structuring, governance, commercial and regulatory matters for clients who want to go beyond ordinary ‘ESG’ and solve problems for people and planet.

Nicola Toyer

Nicola Toyer
Head of Charities, Investec Wealth and Investment (UK)

Nicola is responsible for leading the specialist Charities team at Investec Wealth and Investment (UK). Nicola focuses on managing bespoke multi-asset portfolios for a broad range of charities, with a particular focus on clients who have specific ethical requirements where a direct solution is required. 

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