Climate Action For Banks Part 1: Road to Net-Zero Emissions

Legal & Regulatory Compliance

The climate crisis is upon us and the role of the banking industry in tackling this challenge is key. The industry-led, UN-convened Net Zero Banking Alliance brings together 55 banks from 28 countries representing a quarter of global banking assets (over $37 trillion), which are commmited to aligning their lending and investment portfolios with net-zero emissions no later than 2050. In this session, attendees will learn the rationale for adjusting their business models in the short term and long term and the need to develop realistic strategies underpinned by robust, science-based targets and action plans. The window for collective action is small and all banks, global and local, need to support the transition to a net-zero economy.

Who Should Attend: CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Risk Officer,  Chief Lending Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, VP Business Strategy and Planning, VP Business Continuity, VP Corporate Responsibility

Learning Objectives

  • Uncover the real social, environmental and economic impact of the climate crisis
  • Discover the key principles of the Guidelines for Climate Target Setting established by the UN Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • Learn the framework of how to set and publicly disclose long-term and intermediate targets to support meeting the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement


Francis Janes
Industry Relationships and Partnerships Director
Beneficial State Foundation.
Francis partners with banks and banking associations so that financial institutions can incorporate greater social and environmental impact into their strategic plans. Francis worked for 10 years in the financial services sector in a variety of management roles. While at Beneficial State Bank, Francis served as Vice President Relationship Officer in the Seattle market. Prior to working at the foundation, Francis worked as an Associate Director at the International Living Future Institute – a leading think-tank with a focus on how to accelerate sustainability and social equity in the built environment. Francis earned a Sustainability Management Certificate from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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