The ABCs of ESG: A Primer for Bankers

Global challenges such as climate change, a prolonged pandemic, social upheaval, wealth inequality, demographic shifts, and racial injustice represent new or increasing risks for investors. The Federal Reserve, OCC, and FDIC have expressed concerns about the impact of climate on the safety and soundness of the financial system. Environmental, social, and governance risks combined with looming ESG regulations are producing heightened expectations for banks.

During the webinar, participants will gain a basic understanding of ESG principles and practices and explore why banks are starting to integrate ESG into strategic priorities. In addition, attendees will learn about a set of universal, material ESG metrics along with recommended disclosures that could be reflected in the annual reports of financial institutions.

Covered Topics

  • ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) defined
  • Why ESG interest is accelerating
  • ESG performance and long-term value creation
  • How to identify universal and material ESG metrics
  • ESG reporting and stakeholder engagement
  • Getting started with ESG
  • Case studies

Who Should Attend
The webinar is designed for senior managers and bank executives including the CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, General Counsel, CRA officers, and Head of Strategy.

Instructor Bio
Francis Janes serves as the Industry Relations and Partnerships Director for Beneficial State Foundation. In this role, Francis supports financial institutions with their Corporate Social Responsibility strategies and ESG initiatives. Prior to joining Beneficial State, he was an Associate Director at the International Living Future Institute. At the Institute, Janes led the development of a social equity in the workplace organizational assessment framework branded as the JUST Program. Prior to his work at the Institute leading the JUST Program, Janes worked in the financial services sector in a variety of management roles including five years as vice president relationship manager at Beneficial State Bank. Prior to his work in the financial services industry, Janes was a senior account executive with SHL Systemhouse and delivered Information Technology consulting and solutions to Fortune 500 companies.

Registration Options
Live Access, 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts $279

Available Upgrades:

  • 12 Months OnDemand Playback + $110
  • 12 Months OnDemand Playback + CD + $140
  • Additional Live Access + $75 per person


May 10 2022


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm



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