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Frustration Can Change The World: TEDx Talk by Joanna Finlay

Meet Joanna Finlay, a passionate intrapreneur working to make banking fairer for people experiencing financial exclusion in the UK. In a recent TEDx talk at Newcastle University, Joanna shared her journey of using her day job at Virgin Money to make finance better serve people...

INTRAPRENEUR PROFILE | Anders Langworth: Bankers for Climate

Finance Matters supports finance professionals who are putting society and the environment firmly in the heart of business as usual. We call them systemic intrapreneurs. In this series we’re sharing the stories of those who have charted a path of change within their institutions to...

Financial Institutions Committing to the SDGs – Sign the petition

Humans in Finance are calling for the world’s largest finance companies with a total of $90 trillion of assets or assets under management to publicly commit to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and specifically outline what they are doing to help achieve them. Sign the...

The banking society

How should we understand the social impact of banking? An article in Prospect Magazine takes a look at the intimate interaction between banking and society, and the potential social impact of financial services. Whilst financial inclusion is often seen as the primary potential positive impact...

Banks and social impact measurement

Should banks measure their social impact? A recent article, focusing on banking in the USA, argues exactly that - and suggests that the financial sector could learn a lot from the non-profit world about how to measure and evidence the impact they are having on...

UNEP releases new climate methodology for banks

Sustainable Brands reports that the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), in partnership with climate risk advisory firm Acclimatise, has published a new report, Navigating a new climate, containing methodologies to support the banking industry to understand and assess climate risks and opportunities. The methodologies...