Fifth Third Speaks on Climate Transition at Ceres Global Conference

Mar 27, 2023 4:35 PM ET
Kevin Quatman speaking at Ceres Global

Fifth Third Bank’s Director of Climate and Reputation Risk Kevin Quatman spoke last week at Ceres Global, which was held in New York from March 22-24. Quatman spoke alongside other banking influencers on how Fifth Third Bank engages customers on their climate transitions.

Billed as the event “where capital market leaders come together to create a more just and sustainable world,” Ceres Global brought together “influential institutional investors, C-suite executives, national policymakers, and thought leaders to highlight the innovative solutions and leading global initiatives paving the way for a more just and sustainable economy.”

Quatman presented in the “Bank Client Engagement: Views from Banks and Borrowers” session alongside Richa Agarwal, manager, banks, company network at Ceres; Blair Bateson, director, company network, Ceres; and Andrew R. Karb, global head of sustainable banking solutions, Bank of America.

The session focused on how banks are enhancing their engagement with clients for the transition to a sustainable future. The speakers discussed what client engagement for banks is like and what strategic collaborations can be initiated.

“Fifth Third is a firm believer in the value of engaging with our clients,” said Quatman. “All of us share a mutual appreciation for the ongoing sustainability of our planet. We are working to be a valuable resource to our commercial clients as they execute their own transition plans.”

For more information about Fifth Third’s efforts to aid in the transition to a sustainable future, read its Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Report and its 2021 ESG Report.