Thu Dec 2 UTC (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Dec 2 4:00am - Thu Dec 2 5:00am
The climate crisis is upon us and the role of the banking industry in tackling this challenge is key. This crisis causes disproportionately negative impacts on the people who are least responsible for creating it – Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, communities that are impoverished and groups who are marginalized worldwide. If we focus solely on climate action, we’re going to end up with a future that doesn’t treat people fairly or worse, exacerbates existing inequities. In this session, attendees will learn about advancing a climate solutions agenda that links human rights and development through a Climate Justice approach, placing the needs, voices and leadership of those who are most impacted at the forefront. Banks can play an integral role in ensuring their local communities are healthier, more economically sustainable, and more resilient when they advance Climate Justice solutions with a multi-dimensional and systems-thinking lens.
Who Should Attend: CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Lending Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, VP Business Strategy and Planning, VP Corporate Responsibility, VP Community Affairs
• Discover why reducing climate change’s negative impact on people is the right thing to do
• Explore why there is distinct, measurable business value in doing your part to make sure the people and communities served by your bank are strong and resilient
• Learn that unless and until we center Climate Justice in all our climate action and advocacy, we will not achieve the climate action goals we have invested in and attempted so far
Industry Relationships and Partnerships Director, Beneficial State Foundation