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This pathway will walk us through the basics of banks, starting with some of the different types and their main functions, then starting to look at the regulation faced by the banks, both before and after the Global Financial Crisis.

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Tackling the Cost of Living Crisis

In this video, Max discusses the cost-of-living crisis currently enveloping the UK. He examines its impact on households as well as the overall economy.

CSR and Sustainability in Financial Services

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Retail Banking and the Green Economy

Retail Banking and the Green Economy

Simon Thompson

CBI Chief Executive & ESG specialist

In the first part of this two-part video series on “Banks and the Green Economy”, Simon gives us an overview and some examples of how banks can – and are – supporting the transition to a green economy.

In the first part of this two-part video series on “Banks and the Green Economy”, Simon gives us an overview and some examples of how banks can – and are – supporting the transition to a green economy.

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Retail Banking and the Green Economy

11 mins 59 secs

Overview

Banks are the primary source of credit for households and businesses, and the driving force behind our economic existence. They are extremely well positioned to reallocate credit, and mobilise capital away from environmentally harmful activities towards the green economy, supporting the transition to a sustainable, low carbon world. The term “banking” can be applied to a large range of financial institutions which caters a diverse range of clients, regions and sectors.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is a Retail Bank?

  • Explain the functions of a retail bank

  • Identify some examples of retail banking products and services

  • Explain Green Mortgages

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Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

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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