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Banks don’t just hold on to your dollars and cents, they also play a role in addressing the climate crisis.
In the latest episode of Political Climate’s DITCHED series, the show takes a closer look at the banking sector and what institutions like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and others can do to fight global warming.
Patrick McCully, climate and energy director at the Rainforest Action Network, explains how activists are pressuring banks to clean up their act through initiatives like Stop the Money Pipeline.
Plus, Joe Sanberg, founder of the financial firm Aspiration, explains how this traditional bank alternative is putting climate at the center of its business strategy.
But first, the episode kicks off with Monica Medina and Miro Korenha, the founders of Our Daily Planet, which Political Climate is thrilled to be partnering with on the DITCHED podcast series!
Reuters: Fed moves closer to joining global peers in climate-change fight
Ceres: Measuring and Addressing Climate Risk for Banks
Fortune: How one of the world’s biggest banks plans to tackle climate change
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