The Fringe

Let your hair down a little at The RI DigiFest ‘Fringe’ festival!
The Fringe is a series of additional events to the main Responsible Investor Digital Festival (June 15-19) based around careers and values, thought-provoking sustainability presentations, mindfulness, music and fun!


Monday June 15th: 14.30 - 15.45
An RI Careers special plenary: Is it cool to care about sustainability issues, and can it become an asset to your career?

Responsible investment has come a long way in the last forty years. From its roots among investors who were explicit about wanting to align their investments with their values, it has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry centred around financial materiality. People come into the industry because they are motivated to do good. Yet talking about 'doing good' is still often taboo. Covid-19 is reshaping what we expect society to be like: cleaner air, more nature, stronger communities, less inequality. Does this mean that openly acknowledging values will be an asset for the post-crisis investment industry? Will it be cool to show you care? What does this mean for ESG as we know it?


Wednesday 17 June: 14.30 - 15.30 
Digital mind theatre: Thinking Bigly: How to Save the World.

A theatre performance-talk about sustainability and how you, finance and policy can be part of the solution. What reasons do we have to be hopeful in the current crisis moment? Ben Yeoh in conversation with David Finnigan and an active audience. Shape our story through interactive games and learn about solutions to the world’s climate and sustainability challenges. 



Thursday 18 June: 14.30 - 15.30
Mindfulness and finance

Dr Friedhelm Boschert, Managing Director of the Mindful Finance Institute & Honorary Professor at IMC Krems in Austria, presents: “The future of sustainable finance: what role will our minds play?”. A session on the importance of managing your mind effectively, in the context of shaping the future of the financial sector. The session will include experiential elements engaging delegates in a different way than the usual presentation/Q&A format. 


Thursday 18 June: 18.00 - 19.30
The DigiFest pub quiz: questions, but no answers…

Confused? You will be! Come in, relax, have a drink...and head home later with an altered perception of the world. 
Join Ben Yeoh and David Finnigan for a laugh out loud but (socio-politically) charged quiz show.


Friday 19 June: 14.30 - 15.15 
End of DigiFest Jazz Concert supporting musicians post Lockdown

Amsterdam-based pianist Harald Walkate and his group The New York Second play music from their new album Emergo.

RI Digital Festival: Summer 2020 is produced by Response Global Media Limited (Company No: 6123092); an independent UK publishing company.
Response Global Media Limited: Tower Bridge Business Centre, 46-48 East Smithfield, London E1W 1AW, United Kingdom