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Catching up with Climate First Bank founder Ken LaRoe

Joe Hamilton



Ken LaRoe is organizing Climate First Bank (Photo credit:

Climate First Bank chairman and founding director Ken LaRoe joins us for a Q & A. Click the triangle below to listen.

What’s the difference between a climate first bank and a standard bank?

Do you have a policy to not fund things if they are not good for the environment?

How many general customers are you forgoing with such specific focus & branding?

Is there a price premium for being green?

How does being green change the risk profile of loan applicants?

Why St. Pete?

What’s the growth trajectory and exit strategy for Climate First bank?

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