’s Richard Brooks to speak on Bloomberg Sustainable Finance Forum panel alongside Citi and Natixis executives

May 16, 2023

WHAT: Financing the Transition – Energy Supply Investment and Bank Financing Activity panel at the 2023 Bloomberg Sustainable Finance Forum 

WHERE & WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 4:20 – 5:00pm EST

Recording will be available after the panel. 


  • Richard Brooks, Climate Finance Director
  • Valerie Smith, Citi Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Robert White, MD/Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, Americas, Natixis CIB
  • Moderator: Katrina White, BloombergNEF Sustainable Finance Associate

WHY: Since the Paris agreement was adopted, the world’s 60 biggest banks poured over $5.5 trillion into fossil fuels, financing climate chaos like fires, floods, and deadly heat. Reports reveal the window for climate action is quickly closing, and that the ratio of financing renewables to fossil fuels needs to quadruple in the next few years.

Brooks will join the Sustainable Finance Forum as climate finance policy expert at the City, State, Provincial, National, and Global levels. Brooks will join on behalf of the climate finance and advocacy movements, speaking to the power of social justice movements in building a world free from fossil fuels toward climate-safe solutions.