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Climate Safe Learning Lab

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Climate Safe Learning Lab is a one-day workshop bringing together banking professionals and globally recognised climate finance methodologies to collectively explore best practice approaches to accelerating decarbonisation and climate finance innovation through bank lending.

Over this full day session participants will:

  1. Hear the honest stories of those pioneering the climate finance transition within North American and European banks
  2. Participate in confidential roundtable discussions with peers on the barriers and opportunities for accelerating the energy transition within your organisation
  3. Interact with a range of climate finance methodologies to plan the next steps in your institution’s road map toward net-zero carbon lending

This convening is well-suited to those who will be in New York for the signing of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking or to attend New York Climate Week 2019.

Who is it for?

This participatory workshop is for banking professionals who are interested in or already supporting the climate finance transition within North American and European banks. It is for those who would value a confidential, pre-competitive space to share experiences and learn from likeminded peers.

Present will be leaders of sustainability, risk, corporate strategy and product innovation teams from banks at all stages of the energy transition journey. We encourage you to attend with a colleague where possible to continue the conversation back in your organisation.

Why should I attend?

The urgent reality of our global climate emergency and the responsibility of the financial sector to rapidly act can feel turbulent, complex and unknown. Banking professionals are tasked with navigating the landscape of methodologies, investment strategies and innovation approaches as they emerge and evolve. The Climate Safe Learning Lab is designed to be a quiet harbour to put down anchor for a day in a confidential space to reflect on the journey so far and gain clarity on the way forward.

Who is hosting the event?

The Climate Safe Learning Lab is hosted by a collaborating group of climate finance practitioners and financial innovation experts who include:

James Vaccaro – Director of Corporate Strategy, Triodos Bank
Lauren Compere – Managing Director, Boston Common Asset Management
Tjeerd Krumpelman – Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement, ABN AMRO Bank
Ivan Frishberg – First Vice President Sustainability Banking, Amalgamated Bank
Anna Laycock – CEO, Finance Innovation Lab
Lydia Hascott – Head of Intrapreneurship, Finance Innovation Lab
Russ Gaskin – CoCreative Consulting

Supporting Partners

The Climate Safe Learning Lab is an initiative of the Climate Safe Lending network – a collaborative of stakeholders working to align bank lending practices with a less than 2°C rise in global temperature. This convening is also supported by Finance Innovation Lab and Partners for a New Economy


Further information and registration can he found here.




September 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Amalgamated Bank
12th Floor, 275 7th Avenue
New York, New York NY 10003 United States


Climate Safe Lending Network