Water, Climate & Philanthropy: Unlocking Solutions to a Sustainable Future
Climate change will primarily be felt through the water cycle: people will be exposed to too much water, not enough water, or unpredictable water.
Join The Conduit community for an engaging and interactive discussion with a group of extraordinary panelists who bring expert insights as practitioners and funders
Climate change will primarily be felt through the water cycle: people will be exposed to too much water, not enough water, or unpredictable water. Investing in climate-resilient water and sanitation to expand access to the billions of people who are among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change will be a key solution in building resilience for communities. Despite great strides in making clean water accessible, the global water crisis is the #5 global risk in terms of impact to society, according to a World Economic Forum report. There is still much work to do to multiply the benefits of clean water.
Hosted by The Conduit on March 27th, Water, Climate, and Catalytic Philanthropy will explore how flexible and long-term grant funding and investments in clean water and sanitation are accelerating progress towards climate change. The discussion will highlight key solutions and how catalytic philanthropy is uniquely positioned to unlock investment capital at scale to solve the global water and climate crisis – challenges that philanthropy alone cannot solve.
Alix Lebec is the founder and CEO of Lebec Consulting, a women-owned and led company working across philanthropy, impact investing, and sustainable finance. A seasoned entrepreneur, impact investor, and strategic advisor, Alix’s two-decade long career spans the World Bank, Clinton Global Initiative, and Water.org. Before founding Lebec Consulting in 2020, Alix was a chief architect of WaterEquity, launching the organization alongside co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon and an entrepreneurial team. Alix holds a Master of Science in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from the American University of Paris. She serves on the board of iDE and is a member of 100 Women in Finance. She is a regular speaker and writer on philanthropy and sustainable investing, and the urgency of investing in women in emerging markets
Michelle Yue is a philanthropist and entrepreneur helping women and girls fulfil their potential to change the world. Michelle is Co-Founder of The Beam Network, a global community of women wealth holders who are empowered to align their investments with their values. The Beam offers an independent, holistic program of masterclasses, events, and experiences so members can have greater confidence and impact in their financial decisions. She is Co-Founder and Chair of The Millby Foundation, which works in the UK and Southeast Asia on the challenges facing adolescent girls. She is also Chair of The Freedom Fund’s Council of Advocates and serves on the board of The Robert HN Ho Family Foundation.
Gary White is an observer, an innovator, and a passionate problem-solver. He has created solutions that have empowered tens of millions of people in need with access to safe water and sanitation. Gary is the CEO and Co-founder of Water.org and WaterEquity, nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering people in the developing world to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Gary developed Water.org’s WaterCredit Initiative, creating new financing options for poor populations to meet their water supply and sanitation needs. He also developed and now leads WaterEquity, the first-ever impact investment manager dedicated to ending the global water crisis in our lifetime, with an exclusive focus on raising and deploying capital to water and sanitation businesses that serve people living in poor communities throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Chiara Trabacchi is the Senior Adaptation Manager at British International Investments (BII), where she is leading the implementation of the organization’s approach to climate adaptation and resilience and TCFD recommendations. Prior to joining BII Chiara worked for both public and private organizations, including the IDB Group and the World Bank Group. Chiara holds a PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change.
In 2023, halting tropical deforestation is the world’s most cost-effective and scalable climate action. But getting it right isn’t simple. The Conduit presents an evening with climate organisation Cool Earth and special guests Go Conscious Earth featuring inspirational talks from people who have witnessed first-hand the challenges faced by those who live in the rainforest and what they are doing to overcome them. Our time to listen and act is now.
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While poverty rates continue to fall globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the only region where poverty and inequality continue to rise. Is there hope to turn around this harsh downward trend?
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Not all Leadership Time is created equal. Inflection Moments are make or break moments that define our legacies for years to come - as individuals, in the organisations we lead, and in the world at large.
What are the most taboo taboos right now? We will be chatting with Hannah Marcus, researcher, semiotician, and Trustee of Talking Taboos, about her recent discoveries into the hidden taboos affecting people's lives today.
Join us to celebrate Out of the Margins, an auction of over 50 first edition plays and special edition scripts, from some of the world's greatest playwrights, each annotated especially for this once-in-a-generation auction, in aid of Good Chance Theatre's work with refugee artists.
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The Conduit is partnering with The Circle on its Global Feminism Series. Join us for an in conversation and panel discussion with Julia Gillard, Raakhi Shah, Cianne Jones and Rahela Sidiqi, hosted by journalist Lucy Siegle.
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From hosting supper clubs at home to becoming a leading voice for diversity and inclusion in the hospitality industry. How Asma Khan is inspiring the next generation of restaurateurs. The Conduit has partnered with One Million Voices for an evening with Asma Khan, one of the United Kingdom's brightest culinary stars.
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