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The Green Finance Podcast Ep. 1: How banks can encourage sustainability with Aspiration CEO Andrei Cherny
Welcome to Tearsheet’s Green Finance Podcast, hosted by senior reporter Iulia Ciutina.
This podcast will be all about what the finance industry is doing to address climate change, having conversations with key industry people to untangle the corporate journey towards sustainability.
In this first episode, Iulia chats with Andrei Cherny, CEO of Aspiration, a digital bank centered around climate change and sustainability.
Aspiration wants to help customers use their deposits for sustainable investments, and gives them the option to offset their carbon footprint – a fundamentally different strategy from traditional banks.
Listen in to find out how banks can start bringing climate awareness closer to the consumer.
‘In a rapidly growing company, you feel you are in a different organization every four to six weeks’: A day in the life of Milo Credit founder and CEO, Josip Rupena
Josip Rupena is the founder and CEO of Miami-based Milo Credit, a financial technology company that offers home financing solutions for global consumers.
Earlier this year, Milo added crypto-backed mortgages to its suite of products, being the first of its kind for customers in the US.
We take a look at what motivated Josip to start his own firm and what a day in his personal and professional life looks like.
The latest briefing
Green Finance Briefing: SEC cracking down on ESG, and the HSBC mishap
US regulators are starting to hone in on greenwashing, proposing a new set of disclosure requirements on ESG funds. And truth be told, there’s a lot of cleaning up to do.
ESG funds would be required to disclose additional information regarding the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their investments, such as the carbon footprint and the weighted average carbon intensity of their portfolio, according to the SEC.
In other news, HSBC Asset Management’s Global Head of Responsible Investment, Stuart Kirk managed to send shockwaves throughout the green finance industry after delivering his presentation titled, “Why Investors Need Not Worry About Climate Risk” at the Financial Times Moral Money Europe Summit.
HSBC was quick to respond by suspending Kirk, according to FT.
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Just look at the charts
1. Activities customers seek fintechs for
2. Why big tech wants in on fintech
Source: Timo Dreger
JPMorgan taps PayPal exec to lead fintech partnerships
Former Wells Fargo and PayPal exec Peggy Mangot has joined JPMorgan Chase as head of fintech partnerships for the firm’s commercial bank (Banking Dive)
They have libraries there, too
JPMorgan has made its annual Summer Reading List available for perusal in a metaverse library — a summer tradition for two-plus decades, 2022 marks the list’s first foray into the metaverse in the Onyx lounge in Decentraland (Finextra)
The firing and hiring game continues
After Klarna announced plans to lay off 10% of its workforce, rival fintechs Revolut and Wise say they have no intention of cutting jobs, and are recruiting for hundreds of open roles (CNBC)
JPMorgan collects data to advance push against wealth gap
JPMorgan has started to collect data on race and ethnicity from some borrowers, a departure from the norm in US banking, as part of an effort aimed at making good on promises to do more for the black community after the murder of George Floyd (FT)
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