Navigating Climate Change: Risks, Regulations, and Opportunities for Banks

This presentation will navigate the intricate landscape of climate change, uncovering risks, regulations, and the lucrative opportunities that lie ahead for visionary leaders in the banking industry.

Recorded Monday,
April 29th, 2024
Presented by Francis Janes
1h total length
$299.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Risk Management/Legal
  • Bank Legal Counsel
  • Board Member
  • Branch Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Marketing Officer/Business Development
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Management
  • Trainer

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In today's rapidly evolving landscape, boards and management teams hold pivotal roles in addressing the dual challenges posed physical and economic transitions driven by climate change. The banking sector finds itself at the forefront, facing heightened demand for transparency and action on climate-related issues from diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, regulators, investors, customers, employees, and environmental organizations. The recent enactment of two climate disclosure laws in California underscores this new reality, signaling a paradigm shift in how we approach sustainability.

This presentation aims to shed light on not just the challenges, but also the vast opportunities awaiting bankers in financing the transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. We will delve into these CA-specific disclosure laws and present an overview of ten key climate-friendly technologies poised to play pivotal roles in mitigating climate change. Through this exploration, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the scale and scope of the business development opportunities presented by the rapid transition towards a low-carbon future.

What You'll Learn

  • The state of climate change
  • Physical, transition, compliance, market and reputational risks
  • Climate related risk reporting as required by California law and SEC ruling
  • Taskforce for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) overview
  • Climate friendly technology investment opportunities
  • Resources to start your net-zero journey

Who Should Attend

This webinar is recommended for managers and executive leaders looking to position their bank to manage climate change as a risk and identify new business development opportunities given the mammoth flows of capital that will be needed to support a transition to a net-zero economy. While CA is the only state to enact climate disclosure laws at this time, this webinar is vital for bankers in all states.

Francis Janes

Instructor Bio

Francis Janes serves as the Industry Relations and Partnerships Director for Beneficial State Foundation. In this role, Francis supports financial institutions with their Corporate Social Responsibility strategies and ESG initiatives. Prior to joining Beneficial State, he was an Associate Director at the International Living Future Institute. At the Institute, Francis led the development of a social equity in the workplace organizational assessment framework branded as the JUST Program. Prior to his work at the Institute leading the JUST Program, Francis worked in the financial services sector in a variety of management roles including five years as Vice President Relationship Manager at Beneficial State Bank. Prior to his work in the financial services industry, Francis was a Senior Account Executive with SHL Systemhouse and delivered Information Technology consulting and solutions to Fortune 500 companies.

About Beneficial State Foundation:
Beneficial State Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to advance financial justice and impactful systemic change in our communities and in the banking system. The foundation is the founding investor of Beneficial State Bank, a triple-bottom-line certified Community Development Financial Institution, and the administrator of the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program which provides grants and affordable financing to help income-qualified Californians to purchase clean vehicles.