Launching a National Green Bank: Discussion with Environmental Justice Organizations

The Coalition for Green Capital hosted a discussion with environmental justice leaders on the launch of a national green bank. CGC is working with a broad network of partners to develop the strategy and operating plan for a national green bank, an independent nonprofit entity seeking its initial capitalization through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, a provision in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

Panelists included:

  • Eli Hopson, COO and Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital 
  • Marla Blow, President and COO, Skoll Foundation; Board Member, Coalition for Green Capital 
  • William J. Barber III,  Chief Consultant Of Environmental Justice And Equity, Coalition for Green Capital 
  • Susan Tierney, Senior Advisor, Analysis Group; Board Member, Coalition for Green Captial 
  • Michael Jeans, COO, Growth Opportunity Partners
  • Dr. Robert Bullard, Founder, Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice, Texas Southern University
  • Sharlene Brown, Director, Initiative on Racial Equity, Economics, Finance and Sustainability, Croatan Institute
  • Raya Salter, Founder, Energy Justice Collective
  • Reed Hundt, CEO, Coalition for Green Capital 

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