Past event: Catalysing Bank Climate Action: Lessons from the inside

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Wed, 29 Jun
4:00pm – 5.00pm

Join the Climate Safe Lending Network and Finance Innovation Lab on 29 June, 4-5pm BST, as they launch their new report featuring new insights from banking professionals on the barriers and enablers as they advance bolder climate action in their institutions.

This report follows the inaugural cohort of the Climate Safe Lending Fellowship, an innovative leadership programme supporting banking professionals to advance climate action in their organisations. It will also be an opportunity to find out more about joining the Climate Safe Lending Fellowship 2022-23 beginning in December.

This event will explore four key questions, drawn from the report:

  1. What does ‘good’ look like in net zero banking?
  2. How does a bank make this transition?
  3. How can climate intrapreneurs drive the transition in banks?
  4. What can external stakeholders do to accelerate change in banks?

Who should attend?

This session is for anyone interested in the role that banks and banking professionals can play in working towards an accelerated and just transition in banking to bring about a climate-safe and nature-positive world.

We encourage banking professionals committed to taking bolder climate action, as well as other stakeholders including regulators, campaigners and NGOs who are supporting and influencing banks from the outside to join the event and learn from each other.

What to expect?

The interactive one-hour session will be hosted by members of the Climate Safe Lending (CSL) Fellowship team, including report co-authors Lydia Hascott (Head of Intrapreneurship, Finance Innovation Lab) and Natalie Tucker (Fellowship Manager, Climate Safe Learning Lab).

It will include a panel discussion and Q&A featuring a number of our 2021-22 Fellows along with guest speakers including James Vaccaro, Executive Director of the Climate Safe Lending Network and CSL Fellowship Adviser. Other guest speakers will be confirmed.

Participants will leave with ideas and real-life examples for influencing banks to adopt climate safe lending practices, as well as case studies of strategies used to influence bolder climate action within banks. A link to the recorded session and to download the report will be shared after the event.

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