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30 NOV
08:00 – 17:00
RSVP by Nov 21
Washington, DC time

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Organization of American States (OAS) Building

17th St. and Constitution Ave., NW. Washington, DC

Pre-Conference Acivities & Reception

Wednesday 29 NOV

17th St. and Constitution Ave., NW. Washington, DC

Speakers Include:

Dr. Pushpam Kumar, Chief Environmental Economist and
Senior Economic Advisor,
UN Environment Programme

Credit union global sustainability champions and more!

Panel Discussions

Innovative Idea-Sharing

Research Findings

With community focus, credit unions are taking collective action against climate change* and socio-economic inequalities. Their impact has defined a movement. Join the conversation at the United in Sustainability (UIS) Summit on achieving operational efficiencies and growth, while making a positive difference in society.

LEARN how to incorporate values-based Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) into your strategy and reporting.

OBTAIN resources and insight on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) programs, green products/services, and the clean energy transition.

CONNECT with global experts and peers on best practices in climate risk mitigation.

More than 300 attendees last year engaged in dynamic conversations .

The United in Sustainability Summit

The annual United in Sustainability (UIS) Summit was established in 2018. It serves as a platform for credit unions and industry thought leaders to share information, tools and resources related to sustainability, diversity and corporate social responsibility.

2022 UIS Summit

The 5th Annual UIS Credit Union Summit was held on Monday 14 November 2022 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Learn how to start or advance your credit union’s sustainability journey and how to combat climate change and socio-economic disparity.

2021 UIS Summit

The 4th annual summit with topics including Impact Investing for Economic and Social Good, Updates from COP26, Bringing New Green Products and Services to Market and Beyond Diversity – the Impact of Business Resources Groups on Staff Development and Employee Retention, and more!

2020 UIS Summit

A credit union focused summit, with amazing content including Growing CU Impact Through Sustainable Investments, How DEI Contributes to Organizational Effectiveness, Greening your Facilities: Lessons from the United Nations and Best Practices: Accelerating Your Sustainability Journey!

Spread the word. Join the movement!

Have questions? Contact  info@uisnetwork.org

United in Sustainability is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


08:00 ET

Breakfast and setting the stage: Update from Climate Reality on the climate crisis, legislative wins, and the path forward

08:30 ET

Welcome and opening comments: Making Sustainability a Strategic Priority Across Your Organization

08:35 ET

Spotlight from Filene Research Institute on Differentiating on Purpose: The Credit Union Value Proposition, with Taylor C. Nelms, PhD, Senior Director, Market Insights & Advisory Services

09:00 ET

Panel of experts: From Climate Resiliency and Adaptation Strategies to Introducing Green Products and Growing Social Purpose: 2024 Trends in Sustainability

09:30 ET

Presentation: Executing Sustainable Finance Opportunities: A Guide for Credit Unions, with Jim Scott, CFA, Senior Advisor, Financial Institutions, Ceres

10:00 ET

Keynote: Making Nature Count in Banking and Finance, with Dr. Pushpam Kumar, Chief Environmental Economist and Senior Economic Advisor, UN Environment Programme

10:30 ET

Networking break

10:45 ET

Panel discussion: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Fad or Here to Stay with an introduction by the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC)

11:15 ET

Spotlight on the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai; and United Nations Association of the United States of America’s (UNA-USA) just released American Youth Priorities Report

11:30 ET

Case studies: Credit Unions Taking Positive Action on the Refugee Crisis, with an introduction from Jon Hoisaeter, Deputy Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Washington, DC

12:15 ET

In-person attendees: Lunchtime Roundtables (select your topic):
• Measuring and mitigating your credit union’s climate risk
• Credit union foundations serving community needs
• Keys to engaging your Employee/Business Resource Groups (ERGs/BRGs)
• What are your sustainability challenges? We have answers!
• Learning the sustainability language
• Telling your Corporate Social Responsibility story internally and externally
• The business case for sustainability

13:15 ET

Presentation: Insight from the Fenasbac Institute on Brazil’s financial cooperative Innovation & Purpose Awards with stories from this year’s winners

13:45 ET

Select your track:
• Starting your sustainability journey, including top informational takeaways for your
C-Suite, forming a Green Team and ERGs/BRGs
• Advancing your sustainability journey, including demystifying Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) frameworks

14:30 ET

Fireside chat: It’s in our DNA. How community commitment and social mission accelerate growth and impact – insights from around the world

15:15 ET

Panel discussion: The Clean Energy Transition in Conversation with Inclusiv, industry and Washington, DC Beltway leaders

15:45 ET

Networking break

16:00 ET

Panel discussion: Bringing New Green Products and Services to Market

16:30 ET

Case studies: Expanding Financial Inclusion through Best Practices in Sustainability with UN Environment Programme Principles for Responsible Banking

17:00 ET

Concluding comments