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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

Plastic pollution is by far the biggest threat to our oceans and this remains an incredibly tough problem to solve. Plastic credits could potentially serve as one of the much needed solutions for this crisis.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

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ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

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Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

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Wholesale Banking and the Green Economy

Wholesale Banking and the Green Economy

Simon Thompson

CBI Chief Executive & ESG specialist

In the second part of this two-part video series on “Banks and the Green Economy”, Simon explains the role of wholesale and investment banks in serving corporate clients and other financial institutions.

In the second part of this two-part video series on “Banks and the Green Economy”, Simon explains the role of wholesale and investment banks in serving corporate clients and other financial institutions.

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Wholesale Banking and the Green Economy

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Bank loans remain the world's single largest source of financing for businesses - and companies involved in environmentally harmful activities rely on wholesale and investment banks to meet their funding needs. 33 of the largest global banks provided fossil fuel companies with funding of more than $1.9 trillion between 2015 and 2018, according to the 2019 'Banking on Climate Change' report. Therefore, wholesale and investment banks have an important role to play in mobilising private capital for green investment through their lending and capital markets operations and incorporating climate risks and possibilities into their analysis and advisory services, and need to do much more.

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  • Identify the role of wholesale and investment banks serving corporate clients and other financial institutions

  • Outline the examples of green corporate banking products and services

  • Outline the principles for responsible banking

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Simon is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute and co-author of Green Finance: Principles and Practice. He is also a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network, and is currently Chair of the Global Banking Education Standards Committee. He specialises in professional ethics, and green and sustainable finance.

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