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In New Reports, Banks Are Coalescing Around a Blueprint for Climate Action

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A shift is happening in the banking world. During just the past month, two new reports were released that were notable not just for their recommendations urging banks to get serious about implementing their commitments to ending financing of climate pollution and shifting to a clean economy, but for who produced the reports – some of the biggest names in the banking industry. 

Addressing Housing Affordability With Access to Homeownership

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by Mike Loftin, CEO of Homewise 

Faced with an affordable housing shortage, policymakers often overlook America’s biggest source of affordable housing: homeownership. 

Contrary to popular belief, owning is often more affordable than renting. Today, it is cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent in two-thirds of US counties, including New Mexico’s Santa Fe and Bernalillo Counties, home to high-cost Santa Fe and moderately priced Albuquerque, where Homewise, has helped more than 5,000 modest-income families become homeowners.

New Ceres Report Explores Physical Risks of Climate Change Within the Banking Sector

Findings include recommendations to help banks implement practical frameworks for analysis and action
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September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today reveals the potential exposure from physical climate change impacts to just the syndicated loan portfolios of 28 of the largest U.S. banks could approach 10 percent annually.

After 'Code Red' Warning, Ceres Launches New Effort to Transform Six of the Highest Emitting Sectors

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  • Ambition 2030 aims to drive a collective level of greater corporate climate ambition and action to decarbonize entire sectors and prevent more catastrophic global warming. 
  • Scientists warn without immediate, large-scale emissions reductions, previous targets limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be out of reach.

The Future Can Be Female - Starting the Finance CEO Pipeline

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by Jane Carten, President and Director, Saturna Capital and Portfolio Manager of the Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund  

When I walk into a room and see a crowd full of white men over the age of 40, I know I’m in the right place. Lack of diversity in the asset management industry is a fact that is palpable.

Why Diversity and Inclusion Should Matter to Financial Advisers

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The face of the U.S. financial consumer is changing rapidly. Millennials are expected to drive a seismic shift in attitudes that will shape our culture, how they seek financial advice, and where they choose to work. With the changing demographics in the workplace and marketplace, advisers have an opportunity to build their business and to attract and retain younger clients by demonstrating a commitment to inclusion and being supportive of the LGBT community.  

From Combat to Home Front, Voice-As-Password Makes Banking Simple

Thousands of customers — including many in the military — are discovering the ease of banking with voiceprint technology
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Moments after she answers a call, Amy Ingrim can often tell by an urgent tone of voice if the caller — sometimes a soldier, sailor, aviator, or U.S. Marine deployed somewhere around the world — is in harm’s way. Whether they are in Baghdad, the South China Sea, or some other faraway location, military customers still need to conduct their banking and take care of business at home, said Ingrim, a Wells Fargo phone banker in San Antonio.

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