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.
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.