Climate Change – the Opportunities and the Costs

  • 27 October 2021
  • CPD Event
Event details
This event is hosted by the Florida bankers Association 


With the US under Joe Biden re-joining the Paris Agreement, what are the implications for banks and bankers? The SEC and other regulators seem to be following the UK and European lead in terms of requiring financial institutions to identify and disclose climate risks, but what about the opportunities to finance the transition to a more sustainable, low carbon world? Where are banks, bankers, regulators and customers going in the UK, and will the US follow?


Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez

Florida Bankers Association | President and CEO

Alex serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA),  the leading voice for Florida’s banking industry.  Alex represents and advocates for Florida’s banking industry before all legislative and regulatory bodies in Tallahassee and Washington, bringing great insight into banking and business matters drawn from his extensive experience on Capitol Hill and K Street, and with US banking leaders in their boardrooms. He is a regular guest on CNBC’s Closing Bell show hosted by Maria Bartiromo, on the Fox Business News Network and on Bloomberg TV and radio.
Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Chartered Banker Institute | Chief Executive


Simon leads the Institute’s thought leadership on green and sustainable banking.  He has been Chief Executive of the Institute since 2007, and for more than a decade has led our work on enhancing and sustaining customer-focused, ethical professionalism and responsible banking.  In 2011, Simon led the establishment of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB).

Simon led the development of the world’s first benchmark qualification for green finance, the Green Finance Certificate, launched in 2018, and is editor of Principles and Practice of Green Finance that underpins the course programme.  He has contributed two new chapters to the 2019 update, on Fintech in Green Finance and the Role of the Green Finance Professional.  In 2018, Simon represented the Institute at the UN Climate Change Summit (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.





Date & Schedule
Wednesday 27 October 2021
11:00 AM EASTERN TIME / 4:00 PM - 5:00PM UK BST 

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