26FEB 2020
10:30 am

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, EdinburghEH3 8EE

‘Mission Led Investment in Scotland’

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Giving investors insight and access to responsible investment opportunities that help grow the Scottish economy, tackle societal problems and improve the environment in which we live.

We are delighted to provide details of our upcoming Private Investor Conference on 26 February 2020 at the Edinburgh Exhibition and Conference Centre. It is once again being arranged and hosted by Cazenove Capital in association with LINC Scotland, Saffery Champness, Turcan Connell and Hampden & Co. This year the conference is also partnered with Entrepreneurial Scotland and Social Bite.

You may be aware that Scotland will be in the global spotlight this year, as Glasgow hosts world leaders at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. At the conference, we will consider the impact of climate change, the critical importance of identifying solutions and how Scottish academics, entrepreneurs and investors are playing their part to transition Scotland into a low-carbon economy.

Please see below to view the agenda and register for the event.

We hope that you are able to join us.


10:30         Registration (with tea/coffee/pastries)
11:00         Welcome
                   Bob Hair - Cazenove Capital  
11:10        The Climate and Nature Crises: an opportunity to rethink economics for good
                  Jonathan Hughes -  WCMC, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
11:50         A mission led investment Bank for Scotland
                   Willie Watt - Scottish National Investment Bank 
12:25         Making a true social impact in Scotland
                   Josh Littlejohn - Social Bite 
13:15         Lunch

14:15         Breakout session 1  
Option 1:  Why is angel investment the key to solving the climate crisis? 
                   Nick Lyth - Green Angel Syndicate 
Option 2:  Panel discussion: fund-raising challenges in social enterprise
                   Evita Zanuso - Big Society Capital
                   Richard O'Brien - Triodos
                   Simon Chisholm - Resonance
Option 3:  Impact investing in Scottish innovation with global potential   
                   Kevin Grainger & Andrew McNeill - EOS Advisory Investors

15:00         Breakout session2

Option 1:  Panel discussion reshaping the gaps
                   Using investment to create more effective social services

                   Ian Marr - The Growth Partnership
                   Alex Stobart - Mydex CIC
                   Catriona MacKean - Better Homes Division at Scottish Government
Option 2:  Meet the scottish entrepreneurs
                   Christian Arno - Pawprint
                   Loral Quinn - Sustainably
Option 3:  Climate change and inescapable investment truths
                   Isabella Hervey-Bathurst - Schroders 

15:45         Breakout session 3
Option 1: Sustainability in Fine Wine: How it’s shaping the behaviour of consumers, investors and winemakers
                   Fabien Teigen & Tom Gearing - Smith Haut-Lafitte/Cult Wines 
Option 2:  Inescapable investment truths - the transition to clean energy
                   Matthew Michael - Schroders 
Option 3:  Investing in impactful enterprises in Scotland
                   Alistair Davis - Social Investment Scotland 

16:30         Drinks reception

18:00         Close


Cazenove Capital is bringing this exclusive event to you in association with select partners:

Hampden & Co provides a personal, professional banking service. We aim to build lasting relationships with our clients based on honesty, integrity and fairness, and caring for the individual, their family and their business interests.

Saffery Champness is an independent firm of chartered accountants with offices across the UK, including Edinburgh and Inverness. We advise owner-managed businesses, individuals, families and trusts, charities, other not-for-profit organisations and land owners.

Turcan Connell is Scotland’s premier private client law firm, with a clear focus on meeting the needs of individuals and their families across generations, as well as those of charities, entrepreneurs and family businesses.


LINC Scotland is the national association for business angels in Scotland, with a membership which includes many active individual investors and most of the main angel groups or syndicates. These members have now invested in over a thousand high-potential technology based companies, making the Scottish business angel market one of the most active in Europe.


Entrepreneurial Scotland is unique. Powered by our global and local community, we curate hands-on peer learning and leadership development for those who have the ambition to shift the dial. Our peer network of world-leading entrepreneurs, innovative academics and intrapreneurs, as well as aspiring future leaders – work collaboratively to help make Scotland the most entrepreneurial society in the world.


Social Bite is a chain of cafe's which exists to end homelessness. We employ people from homeless and disadvantaged backgrounds and we are the largest distributor of fresh free food to people experiencing homelessness in the UK. We have held record-breaking Sleep-Out fundraising events enabling us to build a Village in Edinburgh and fund transformational programs like Housing First Scotland, which will house more than 800 people by 2021.

Date and Venue

26FEB 2020

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh , EH3 8EE