Network Harvest 2019

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Lord's Cricket Ground

Saint John's Wood Road



United Kingdom

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Our annual conference, the Network Harvest, brings together hundreds of environmental practitioners from more than 100 charities, heritage organisations, cultural venues, public sector organisations and more. Exclusively for Fit for the Future members, this is our event of the year. The day is all about celebrating successes, sharing learning, and networking.

Please note: A cancellation fee of £60 will be charged for those who cancel within 10 days of the events or who don't show up on the day.


  • Keynote from the inspirational Farhana Yamin, internationally recognised environmental lawyer and lead author for the IPCC assessment report

  • Sustainability tour of the iconic venue, Lord's Cricket Ground, led by Lord's Sustainability Manager Dr Russell Seymour

  • Panel discussions to tackle the topics of net zero and sustainable procurement

  • Member case studies from Cancer Research UK, RSPB, Borough of Ealing, University of Chester and National Trust

  • Fit for the Future Awards. Nominees will be announced shortly- watch this space!

Full agenda

9.30: Arrival, join us for networking and breakfast, and meet our exhibitors

10.30: Welcome – Richard Hebditch, External Affairs Director at National Trust and Acting Chair of Fit for the Future Network

10.35: Getting to Know You

10.55: Fit for the Future member case studies, followed by Q&A

Jo Lacey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cancer Research UK

Gwyn Williams, Head of Conservation Finance, RSPB

Joanne Mortensen, Sustainability Programme Manager at London Borough of Ealing

11.35: Panel discussion: From net zero to hero. How do we set a meaningful carbon net zero target and what will it take to achieve success?

With Sustainability West Midlands, National Trust, Max Fordham, Grosvenor Britain and Ireland, and Ashden

12.30: Fit for the Future Award: Knowledge-Sharer of the Year

12.35: Lunch, and problem-solve with our exhibitors

1.40: Keynote speech: Farhana Yamin

2.00: Fit for the Future Award: Member of the Year

2.05: Fit for the Future member case studies + Q&A:

Heather Johnson, Environmental Administrative Assistant, University of Chester

Keith Jones, National Specialist for Climate Change, National Trust

2.30: Panel discussion: Sustainable procurement: what does good look like and where do we start?

With Soil Association, WWF UK, National Trust, and The Devonshire Group

3.15: Fit for the Future Award: Outstanding Network Newcomers

3.20: Tea and coffee

3.45: Sustainability at Lord's Cricket Ground: a Case Study by Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manager

4.10: Fit for the Future Award: Game-Changers of the Year

4.15: Closing remarks

4.20: Site tours of Lord's Cricket Ground

5.00: Close

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Lord's Cricket Ground

Saint John's Wood Road



United Kingdom

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Organiser Fit for the Future Network

Organiser of Network Harvest 2019

Fit for the Future is a network for environmental practitoners from the not-for-profit sector and beyond. We connect our members from across 80 organisations so that they can collaborate and share best practise in order to become climate friendly, resilient and adaptive organisations.

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