Climate change is one of the most important—if not the most important—challenges of the twenty-first century. Transformational change is necessary to confront and adapt to the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. Credit unions are in unique position to aid in this transformation.
Mission Fed is being awarded for its long-standing commitment to sustainability – including the reduction of over 3 million pounds of carbon emissions since they first became a Bilancio partner. This is the equivalent of removing 650 gasoline-powered vehicles off the road, 600 homes electricity or 375 million smartphones charged for one year.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) have been a leader in addressing economic and racial inequities for decades. As we see climate change more adversely impacting many of our underserved and most vulnerable communities, this is an important opportunity for CDFIs to come to the forefront and be part of the solution, helping to build more sustainable communities.