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Ethical Banking: What Is a Socially Responsible Bank?

Some banks that uphold social and environmental causes let outside groups evaluate their values to show their commitment.
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Green Finance Briefing: ‘Business as usual’ is proving unsustainable for banks

Climate change is forcing banks to rethink their strategies, but newly-established Climate First Bank has placed sustainability right into its core purpose.
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Climate First expands digital services with fintech startup

Just one year into operation, St. Petersburg-based Climate First Bank is capitalizing on its early success and launching a fintech startup that will provide banking as a service (BaaS) solutions.
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Banks look to automate emissions tracking

As banks deal with increasing pressure from stakeholders and lawmakers to reduce their carbon footprint, automated emissions-tracking software providers stand ready to capitalize.
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Climate First Bank offers financing for solar panels

It’s no secret solar panels can be expensive, but in this edition of the Gulshore Business report, Gulfshore Business Editor David Dorsey explores possible ways to pay for them.
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Balancing climate urgency and business reality

When Climate First is part of your name, it’s clear where your priorities lie. Ken LaRoe, founder and CEO at Climate First Bank, joins us to talk about his startup institution, its name and its values in the context of broader issues in banking today.
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A year after launch, bank grows to more than $200M in assets

Climate First Bank, a St. Petersburg community bank focused on environmentally sustainable products, such as loans for solar-power systems, opened for business a year ago and has already reached $211 million in assets.
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10 Low-Cost and No-Cost Ways to Help the Planet in 2022

From climate change to plastic pollution and environmental destruction, the Earth needs your help. Taking action can be free—or even save you money.
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