Learning Lab for climate bankers

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Learning Lab for climate bankers

On 7 October, the Lab is partnering with the Climate Safe Lending Network to offer a confidential peer-learning space for banking professionals influencing the climate finance agenda in their institutions. The Climate Safe Learning Lab will connect likeminded bankers with each other, facilitate intimate peer-coaching conversations and surface collective intelligence about the opportunities and methods for aligning banks with the global climate goals.

The Learning Lab is open for anyone employed by a bank or lending institution who is actively influencing the climate agenda, whether formally as part of their role or side-of-desk.

Read insights from previous learnings Labs in a blog by our Head of Intrapreneurship here and sign up to the convening on 7 October here.

Introducing three new Senior Fellows

The Lab has announced three new financial systems change pioneers as Senior Fellows: former Lab CEO Anna Fielding, Decolonising Economics Co-founder Nonhlanhla Makuyana and Faith Reynolds, Independent Consumer Representative on Open Banking. They join our existing Senior Fellows group of leaders in financial innovation, recognised for their significant contributions to the Lab and building a financial system that serves people and planet.

Read more here.

Blog: four ways COVID-19 is changing the financial system

The financial system has played a huge but underexplored role in the economic response to COVID-19, and will continue to shape how we recover from the crisis. In her latest blog, the Lab’s Head of Programmes Marloes Nicholls looks at four ways the financial system has changed as a result of COVID-19 – triggering a debt tsunami, destabilising financial markets, intensifying inequality and turbocharging an unaccountable data revolution – and the changes the Lab and our civil society partners are calling for to enable a fair and green recovery.

Read it here.