The climate crisis is upon us and the banking industry has a key role to play in tackling this challenge. Climate action should be viewed as a massive strategic opportunity for banks to position themselves in the context of a global, whole-of-economy transition, with emerging business models, technologies, and forward-looking approaches that will define future success. This two-part webinar series will provide a blueprint for how bankers can execute a just and equitable transition to a net-zero economy.
The first webinar will outline how bankers can update their business models and strategies, set robust science-based climate targets, and develop credible transition plans for a net-zero future. This session will outline a roadmap for the process, including top-down and bottom-up approaches, and include case studies of banks who are signatories to the Net-Zero Banking Alliance. A successful climate plan leverages the capabilities, creativity, passion, and skill set of the entire workforce in a sustained and disciplined manner.
The second webinar will outline how bankers can consciously contribute to the design and building of a just, equitable, and regenerative economic system that delivers well-being for all. This second session will introduce the concept of climate justice, a recognition that the climate crisis has had a disproportionately negative impact on historically marginalized communities around the world. A successful climate action plan means linking solutions that advance human rights and dignity in an equity-centered approach; placing the needs, voices, and leadership of those who are most impacted at the forefront.
- Climate Action for Bankers – Part 1
- Climate Action for Bankers – Part 2
Who Should Attend
The webinar is designed for senior executives and managers including the CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance officer, Chief Lending Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, SVP Commercial Banking, SVP Business Strategy and Planning, SVP Corporate Responsibility and ESG, SVP Corporate Communications, VP Community Affairs, VP Investor Relations and members of bank’s sustainability or green team.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.
Francis Janes serves as the Industry Relations and Partnerships Director for Beneficial State Foundation. In this role, Francis supports financial institutions with their Corporate Social Responsibili... read more.