23 Feb.

The response of agricultural finance to climate change impacts

Thursday, 11:00 a.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Understanding how banks are being affected, and are responding to, climate change and its impacts on business and clients is a key strategic issue for the industry. The Environmental Defense Fund and Deloitte conducted a survey of 167 financial institutions serving the agricultural sector in North America, Europe, and India to understand climate change perceptions, actions, and challenges. Participants will explore real-life case studies that they can draw upon when working with financial institutions to address climate risks and opportunities.

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Learning objectives

Host: John Peto, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Luke Disney, SVP Sustainability & Climate - Lead Paris Alignment at Rabobank
Vincent Gauthier , manager, Climate Smart Agriculture at Environmental Defense Fund
Steven Watkins, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting

1.0 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

  • How banks are perceiving the impacts and actions they are taking to address them
  • The challenges and drivers for banks 
  • Key strategies for managing the risks and opportunities 

Meet the host

John Peto

John Peto

US Consulting Lead - Sustainability (Climate & Equity) Offerings

John is a former cattle farmer now focused on stewarding the strategy, investment, growth, and impact of all of our sustainability oriented offerings across Deloitte Consulting in the US. John spent the first 25 years of his Deloitte career helping to build our Deloitte Digital business in a variety of roles, including overall leadership. In this role, he is focused on building the set of capabilities required to meet the sustainability challenges and opportunities we face as a global community. In doing so, his team collaborating with the most interesting companies, government bodies and other stakeholders to rewire our economy and society in such a way that allows it to flourish and have a sustainable relationship with the planet.

Meet the speakers

Steven Watkins
Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

Vincent Gauthier
Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture at Environmental Defense Fund

Luke Disney
SVP Sustainability & Climate-Lead Paris Alignment at Rabobank


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