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08:45 – 09:20 Registration and refreshments

09:20 – 09:30 Chair and Co-Chairs opening remarks
Professor Paul Palmer, Professor of Voluntary Sector Management and Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement, Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness and Lynne Berry, OBE

09:30 – 10:00 Morning keynote session
Ian Stevens, Programme Manager, Suicide Prevention, Network Rail
Network Rail won a Charity Times Award for its innovative partnership with multiple charity and non-charity bodies. Ian explains how all the parties were able to come to a single and clear purpose to solve a major issue, and how those bonds have ensured a lasting relationship.

10:00 – 10:30 What is an effective Partnership strategy?
Vanya Harris, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, XL Catlin
Vanya wears two hats – both working at insurance giant XL Catlin and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. In this session she can speak for both parties and help both charities and corporates understand how working together can be made more efficient and create better results.

10:30 – 11:00 Partnership from a Corporate perspective
Nick Wright, Managing Director, Global / EMEA Community Affairs, UBS
UBS operates one of the UK's longest standing Community Investment programmes. Nick will reflect and draw lessons from this, focusing upon UBS’s partnership with its flagship educational partner The Bridge Academy – a secondary school in Hackney. The partnership is unique in its scale, scope, sustainability and impact. UBS is 100% involved in the life of the school. Nick draws on this experience to explain the potential business and community benefits that can accrue as a result of such a partnership, and why such relationships should never be a one-way street.

11:00 – 11:30 Partnership from a Charity perspective
Rebecca Hastings, Head of Corporates, MIND
Mental health is receiving a huge profile at present...with 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health issue, there is a lot to do and huge opportunities for change. How can corporate-charity partnerships maximise their impact? What does an ideal partnership look like from our perspective? And what are some of the opportunities and challenges along the way.

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 12:30 Building successful corporate partnerships
Greg Sage, Communications Director, Greene King
Greene King’s pubs are at the very centre of communities across the country. Greg explains how the company has developed successful charity partnerships that build engagement with colleagues and customers and create long-lasting mutual benefits.

12:30 – 13:00 Profile raising and awareness
Jenna Hall, Programme Director and Lindsey Crompton, Head of UK Community, Tesco National Charity Partnership
Partnerships create direct benefits to all parties, but there are considerable indirect benefits in creating greater awareness and helping to send the message. Jenna will discuss how this ‘soft power’ can be harnessed through partnership, and what each party will want to gain.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:40 Panel discussion - Partnerships post-Brexit
Brexit has created uncertainty across all sectors, but the partnerships that many charities have with multi-national companies, and cross-border charities, stand to suffer both directly and indirectly. With these concerns on the minds of the sector what are the likely outcomes, and what can partners do to plan or protect themselves? An expert panel from researchers, multi-national corporates and charities from the City of London tackle the issues.

- Manny Amadi, CEO, C&E Advisory
Ed Gillespie, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Oxfam
- Vicky Mirfin, Director and CEO, Heart of the City
- Ciarán O'Carroll, Brand Marketing Manager, ActionAid UK
- Emily Shelford, Head of Partnerships Management at Macmillan Cancer Support
Ashley Sweetland, Global Director, Internal Communications & Campaigns at IHG  

14:40 – 15:10 Making employees central to a corporate-charity partnership: How we established the Raleigh International – BNP Paribas (Suisse) partnership
James Sutton, Business Development Strategist, Raleigh International and Clémence Francelle, CSR and Foundation Officer, BNP Paribas (Suisse)
A brief insight in to how a sustainable development charity, which at its heart is also a volunteering organisation, used its unique offerings to be able to deliver opportunities for personal development to the employees of BNP Paribas (Suisse), with the intention of also strengthening the identity and culture of the bank, and making employees feel proud to work there.

15:10 – 15:40 Afternoon keynote session - Partnerships of Equals
David Picton
, Chief Sustainability Officer, Carillion
Carillion places community partnerships at its heart and has developed new, powerful research to understand relationships between businesses and charities or community groups. David Picton explains how these can be more effective, with more mutual benefit and how the company is targeting even more impact with equal partnerships.

15:40 – 15:50 - Comfort Break

15:50 - 16:20 Mutual benefits and growth
Emily Shelford, Head of Partnerships Management, Macmillan Cancer Support
Aligning corporate and charity purpose is at the core of successful strategies, but with numerous stakeholders and differing agendas how can a truly mutually beneficial partnership be forged? This session will look at high profile examples and seek to identify common factors for success.

16:20 - 16:50 Partnerships with Purpose
Stuart Beaver, Director of Partnership & Community Programmes, Lloyds Banking Group|
Lloyds Banking Group has a clear purpose, to ‘Help Britain Prosper’. This is the focussing agenda for all of its partnership activity, leveraging the scale and capability of Lloyds to tackle key socio-economic issues. By focusing on partnerships with purpose, Lloyds Banking Group is better able to engage colleagues, customers and communities, thereby driving even more successful outcomes. Stuart Beaver will discuss how this approach has been adopted by the Group ~ what’s worked and the key learnings

16:50 - 17:00 Chair and Co-Chairs closing comments
Professor Paul Palmer, Professor of Voluntary Sector Management and Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement, Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness and Lynne Berry, OBE

17:00 onwards - Networking drinks

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