Charterhouse Climate Conference

The Charterhouse Climate Conference is being held this year on Tuesday 8 March and Wednesday 9 March in the Charterhouse Lecture Theatre.

We hope external guests will join us online to meet our renowned guest speakers. Please find details to register below. Charterhouse pupils will attend the conference in person.

Tuesday 8 March

16:00-17:45

Screening of David Attenborough Documentary: A Life on Our Planet (for Charterhouse pupils and staff only)

20:00 -21:00 

Mark Fischel (g13): Co-founder Aklimate, Carbon Footprinting 101: What is it, and why does it matter to YOU?

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Wednesday 9 March

16:20 -17:00

Nick Gardner (L96): Head of Climate Action at The National Lottery Community Action Fund, Why tackling climate change needs to involve everyone.

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17:15 -18:00

Mark Fisher (B90): Associate Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young, Climate Change – the role of business.

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20:00-21:00 

Daniel Ball: Sustainable developer of LivEco Homes, and Steffan Ball, Chief UK economist at Goldman Sachs, Sustainable Development.

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Programme / Guest Speakers

David Attenborough Documentary (Charterhouse pupils and staff only)

Screening of A Life on Our Planet. Watch and then make your personal commitment to improve our climate.

Mark Fischel 

Mark Fischel, Founder, Aklimate. Mark graduated from Charterhouse in 2013, Balliol in 2018, and swapped Classics for Climate Change by studying an MSc at Imperial College Business School. Following that, he spent a few years in predictive modelling and big data at Mastercard, particularly enjoying working with green fintech start-ups. In March 2021, he left Mastercard to build his own company, Aklimate, leveraging the reach of global supply chains to put effective carbon management tools into the hands of thousands of organisations worldwide, including Charterhouse itself. Carbon accounting is the new financial accounting – join this talk to understand what it is, and why it affects you.

Nick Gardner 

Head of Climate Action at The National Lottery Community Action Fund.

After leaving Charterhouse, Nick studied geography, environment & development (Leeds, Adelaide and Cambridge Universities). His early career focused on urban development in both the UK and Indonesia, where he also developed a passion for coral reef conservation. He then specialised for eight years as an economist in advising government departments and regional authorities on environmental issues, climate technology and policy. Nick co-founded ActionFunder, an award-winning tech platform connecting business with community projects, as well as various campaigns including Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. He currently works as Head of Climate Action at The National Lottery Community Fund, overseeing a £100m fund as well as climate strategy.

Mark Fisher

Associate Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young.

Mark left Bodeites in 1990 and went on to study law at Oxford. After Guildford law school and a few years in legal practice, he moved into a risk management role, initially looking at enterprise risk, before specialising in sustainability. He has spent the last 20 years advising large international clients on the business implications of climate change and the wider ESG agenda, including work in Singapore, the US and Middle East.

Daniel Ball and Steffan Ball 

Sustainable developer of LivEco Homes and Chief UK economist at Goldman Sachs.

Daniel Ball worked in Finance in London before moving into the Construction Sector and back to his ‘green roots’ in Wales. Having been converted from standard construction to sustainable technologies, he is now an avid supporter of greener builds and passionate about providing better designed homes at affordable prices. Being a SME residential developer, he is a vocal supporter of the ‘small sector’ and for the need for varied and quality bespoke architecture in our living environment. He feels that new home buyers are forced to accept substandard design and build quality when buying their homes from large developers as they are not able to see what can be offered by smaller companies at affordable prices – good quality architecture is not only for multimillion pound properties on Grand Designs! He has tried to prove this concept at Great House Farm in Cardiff, an award winning scheme where homebuyers enjoy low fuel bills and well being in one happy place!

Steffan Ball is the Chief UK Economist at Goldman Sachs. Steffan served as chair of the UK Council of Economic Advisors and Special Economic Advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, from 2017 to 2019. Previously, he was Chief Economist at Citadel and, prior to that, he worked as an Economist at both the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Board. Steffan earned a PhD, MPhil and MA in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University.