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Impact Investing Forum 2023
London. Dec 05-06, 2023.
[embedded material] The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal podcast — sponsored by S&P Global Market Intelligence — features Berkshire Bank President Nitin Mhatre discussing Berkshire Bank’s “BEST Community Return,” a $5 billion ESG-focused initiative at this Massachusetts-based midsize bank. Mhatre says, “We may not have called this ESG or DEI-type initiatives previously, but we’ve always done that.” “It’s just taking what we’ve done in past and translating it into what makes an effect.” Mhatre also discusses Berkshire’s goal to have 200,000 “socially responsible accounts,” including Bank On-certified accounts. How Berkshire will finance downstream energy companies and other sectors that are affected by climate change. How investors responded to Berkshire’s ESG-related activities. After a career at larger banks like Citi and Webster Bank, Mhatre brings a fresh perspective to Berkshire. Click here to listen to the episode if you don’t see it in the audio player. This episode is sponsored and sponsored by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
This episode: Nitin Mahatre
President and CEO
Berkshire Bank Gary Levante
SVP, Corporate Responsibility and Communications
Berkshire Bank Evan Sparks
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