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Banks: Climate Action Friend or Foe?

  • Brigade 524 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94107 United States (map)

Ready for some climate change REAL TALK? Join us for a lively conversation among climate justice activists and triple-bottom-line bankers to discuss the critical roles banks play in relation to equity and climate change. Featuring:

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, CEO & President, Hip Hop Caucus
Kat Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO, Beneficial State Bank
Ken LaRoe, Chairman & Founder, First GREEN Bank

At this definitive moment, businesses MUST be accountable to society and will have to choose whether they will maintain the status quo by accelerating climate change, or stop it. In a frank conversation, our speakers will discuss the central role that banks have historically played in creating and protecting a fossil fuel economy, and directly address why and how they must divest, as well as prioritize capital to an emerging and equitable advanced energy economy.

You'll leave with a deeper understanding of the role banks play in driving societal and environmental outcomes and you'll be challenged to take up YOUR agency and accountability in the banking system!

This Global Climate Action Summit affiliate event is presented by Beneficial State Foundation and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.

Special thanks to Brigade for providing our venue.