Fair By Design Roadshow: Tackling the Poverty Premium

Fair By Design Roadshow: Tackling the Poverty Premium

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Wayra - Open Future_ North

38 Yorkshire Street



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A conference for the social impact innovators and decision-makers designing out the Poverty Premium

About this event

Join us for a gathering full of live case studies on how new technology companies are collaborating with decision-makers from the private and public sectors to reduce living costs for low-income households.

The Fair By Design Fund (FBD) Roadshow is a series of events bringing together social impact innovators and decision-makers committed to tackling the Poverty Premium across the UK.

It will serve as a platform for all change-makers determined to work together and share best practices and the latest solutions, including start-ups solving specific aspects of the Poverty Premium (fuel and food poverty, financial exclusion and high credit, digital exclusion, etc.) and key enablers (policy-makers, local councils, housing associations, credit unions, media, etc...) that can support the roll-out of these cost-saving services to their residents, employees, and/or constituents.

Our first event is hosted by Ascension Ventures and Wayra UK and will take place at Wayra’s Oldham hub (Greater Manchester) on April 10th, 2019. We hope you can join us and please save the date.

Please RSVP as spaces are limited - this event is by invitation only.



13:15 - Arrivals & Registration

13:45 - Welcoming Remarks

Sarah Martin (Programme Manager, Greater Manchester, Wayra UK)

Carl Packman (Head of Corporate Engagement, Fair By Design Campaign at Barrow Cadbury Trust)

Oldham Hour

14:00 - Fighting the Poverty Premium on the Front Line

Sean Fielding (Leader, Oldham Council)

14:15 - Panel: Collaborating to Reduce Costs to Oldham Households

Moderated by Lois Ollerenshaw (Venture Principal, Nationwide Building Society)

Mark Game (CEO, The Bread and Butter Thing)

Vinny Roche (Chief Executive, First Choice Homes Oldham)

Ian Napier (Chief Commercial Officer, Switchee)

Patrick Berry (Managing Director, Together Energy Services)

14:45 - Upskilling for New Employment

Moderated by Mylo Kaye (Founder, Pledge and Member of Fair By Design Fund Investment Committee)

Lisa Hughes (Co-Founder, JobSkilla)

Andy Squires (Service Manager, Recovery Works)

15:05 - How are Key Stakeholders Leveraging New Technologies to Tackle Core Aspects of the Poverty Premium?

Better Access to Finance & Fair Credit

Moderated by Sarah Martin (Programme Manager, Greater Manchester, Wayra UK)

Andrew Rabbitt (CEO, Incuto)

Christine Moore (Chief Executive, Manchester Credit Union)

Peter Briffett (CEO, Wagestream)

15:30 - Reducing Fuel Poverty and Promoting Digital Inclusion

Moderated by Jules Tompkins (Investment Manager, Community Impact Partnership)

Matthew Adam (CEO, We Are Digital)

Sam Scharf (Director of Community Investment, Orbit Group)

Reg Platt (CEO, Emrgnt)

Finian Parrick (CEO, Minibems)

15:55 - Closing Remarks

Emma Steele (Investment Manager, Fair By Design Fund at Ascension Ventures)

16:00 - 17:30 - Networking drinks


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