Bankers for Climate is a climate change movement for employees in the global financial industry. Together we are around 66,4 million people working in the financial industry. The purpose of this movement to drive change from within the industry and show the world that “bankers” can unite and collaborate for a good cause.
Climate change poses serious risks to the global economy and will have an impact across most sectors. Recent emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest ever, driven by economic and population growth, by energy use, lifestyle, land use and technology.
The financial industry plays an important role in fighting climate change since it interconnects with all sectors. Banks and other financial institutions manage enormous amounts of capital, which in its essence is the number one tool to drive change, by reallocating to more sustainable solutions. This is not tree-hugging. This is about business, customers and staying relevant in the future.