Climate Action For Banks Part 2: Road to Climate Justice

Legal & Regulatory Compliance

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

Learning Objectives

  • 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 


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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