Day 1: Tuesday 12th October
After another tough year for the sector we look forward to exploring new ideas together at NPC Ignites 2021! On Day One we’ll be debating the big themes facing the charity and philanthropy sectors today, including the climate crisis, social inequalities, and the Levelling Up agenda.
All times given are British Summer Time. More speakers to be confirmed.
Join us before we kick off to meet your fellow NPC Ignites delegates and chat with NPC colleagues.
Dan Corry, our chief executive, sets out the big themes for the day, including social inequality, the climate crisis, and the government’s levelling up agenda.
2.10pm: The social inequalities crisis
The pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the inequalities in Britain today. It’s clear that people’s health is intimately connected with a complex interrelation of social and economic factors. In this opening presentation by Professor Michael Marmot we explore how the social sector can confront this challenge as we emerge from the covid crisis.
Speaker: Prof. Michael Marmot, author of the highly influential health inequalities review
2.40pm: The environmental crisis
Both the warming climate and the steps we must take to cut emissions will harm many of the people social charities and funders serve. This session will explore the intersection of environmental and social charities and the shared challenges we face to confront the climate crisis.
Speakers: Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children, and organiser of the Crack the Crisis campaign and Polly Billington, Chief Executive, UK100
3.25pm: Networking, and meet the speaker
Join us in the networking area to continue the conversation with speakers, fellow delegates, and NPC colleagues. Or if you need a screen break now would be a great time to put the kettle on.
3.40pm: In conversation with Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society
We chat with the Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran to unpack the challenges the charity sector faces as we move beyond the Covid-19 crisis.
Speaker: Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society
4pm: Levelling up
We debate the government’s levelling up agenda. Is the funding announced so far what communities need? How can the social sector support this effort and what changes are needed from the government for this to happen?
Leah Davis, Head of Policy, NPC
Baroness Hilary Armstrong, Chair, Public Services Committee, House of Lords, former Cabinet Minister
Ndidi Okezie, Chief Executive, UK Youth
Paul Kissack, Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Steve Douglas, Chief Executive, St Mungo’s
5.15pm: Networking, and meet the speaker
Before we close for the day, join us in the networking area to explore the themes raised further and chat with speakers, fellow delegates, and NPC colleagues.