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CSE hosts visit from chair of Charity Commission

Orlando Fraser from the Charity Commission meets CSE's Janine Michael at CSE's offices.
19 December 2022

The chair of the Charity Commission visited our office to hear about our work supporting people and organisations tackle the climate emergency and end the suffering caused by cold homes.

Orlando Fraser from the Charity Commission met with Janine Michael, Interim Deputy Chief Executive of CSE and Anne Obey, CSE Chair of Trustees along with CSE colleagues from our energy advice, research and community teams.

During the visit, Orlando heard about our response to the energy and cost of living crises and spoke with CSE’s energy advisors who provide vital, front-line support for people struggling with energy bills and in cold and draughty homes.

He participated in a live demonstration of the Impact Community Carbon Calculator which CSE developed to help smaller communities understand their local carbon footprint and design the best community climate action projects for their local area – reviewing and discussing the split of carbon emissions from his own local community and comparing it with other communities.

And there was also lively discussion about CSE’s Bright Green Future programme which is inspiring young people to become environmental leaders and elevating the voices of underrepresented perspectives within the energy sector.

The Charity Commission is the regulator for charities in England and Wales. This visit enabled the Commission to understand more about the breadth and impact of CSE’s work, the challenges we are currently facing as a charity and how the Commission can generally provide trustees with advice and guidance.

More about CSE’s impact

To find out more about our impact this year, read our latest annual review here.

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