The EQ Foundation presents: three ways to save the planet

The EQ Foundation is delighted to invite you to attend an evening event on Wednesday 18 March.

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterlinkedinmail   by John Spiers, 6th February 2020

The EQ Foundation is committed to helping donors find the most effective charities. At our next event we’ve invited three leaders of charities with an environmental focus to talk about the big issues they are tackling, and how they make an impact:

  1. Laura Winningham is Founder & CEO of City Harvest. Set up in 2015, last year they collected over 1,000 tonnes food approaching its sell by date from supermarkets and food manufacturers, and distributed it to charities that provide meals for the homeless and others in need.
  2. David Jordan, a former executive director of the Environment Agency, is chair of Excellent Development. They help local communities in Africa to build Sand Dams which can transform the availability of water, both for drinking and farming.
  3. Hugo Tagholm is CEO of Surfers against Sewage – he’s on a mission not only to reduce pollution on our beaches by 50%, while also educating schoolchildren about the evils of plastic pollution.

We have limited seating capacity and expect high demand for this event so we’ve set a ticket price of £25 (optional for EQ clients). All of this will be distributed to the above charities as donations and will be matched by the EQ Foundation. So by attending not only will you be learning more about pressing problems – you’ll also be generating £50 of charitable donations.

Join us for what should be a fascinating evening.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 18 March
Location: EQ Investors, Centennium House, 100 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DR
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Format: Presentations, followed by drinks and canapés

About the author: John Spiers

John is the CEO of EQ. After gaining an MA in Engineering at Clare College, Cambridge he went into the City as a research analyst for 10 years.

In 1986 he set up Bestinvest and over the next 20 years it grew to become a leading private client advisory and wealth management business with over 50,000 clients. In 2007 Bestinvest was acquired by 3i.

Since then John has built up a portfolio of other interests, including the establishment of a Foundation to support various charities. He has taken a particular interest in projects aimed to increase the use of Early Intervention to reduce child abuse. He has also retained a close interest in investment, being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a member of the Investment Committee for Clare College.

John enjoys competitive sport and participates in historic motorsport and international croquet.

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