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Minority-owned banks are ready for a recession

Nicole Elam from the National Bankers Association joins us on the BAI Banking Strategies podcast to discuss the solid financial health of minority depository institutions.

By |2022-12-07T15:11:02-06:00December 6th, 2022|Comments Off on Minority-owned banks are ready for a recession

Breaking barriers: The path to financial inclusion

Embracing expanded data sources gives greater visibility to the credit invisible and previously unscorable, and helps create a more equitable credit economy.

By |2022-11-22T12:11:54-06:00October 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Breaking barriers: The path to financial inclusion

A banking regulator’s approach to DEI issues

On the BAI Banking Strategies podcast, Nikita Pearson, director of the FDIC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, tells us what her agency is doing to promote DEI internally and at banks.

By |2022-09-30T15:58:51-05:00June 21st, 2022|Comments Off on A banking regulator’s approach to DEI issues

Green banking for a competitive edge

Smaller institutions may be able to differentiate themselves by shifting toward a sustainability-based identity.

By |2022-09-15T09:47:44-05:00February 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Green banking for a competitive edge

For banks, the future of ESG is now

Financial institutions are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their commitment to climate-friendly business.

By |2022-09-15T09:47:42-05:00January 24th, 2022|Comments Off on For banks, the future of ESG is now

Banks are embracing their ESG future

Financial institutions are starting to recognize how they can benefit by addressing environmental, social and governance issues. Learn from thought leaders and gain ESG insights in this report.

By |2022-09-15T09:42:38-05:00November 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Banks are embracing their ESG future

A successful DEI program is built on data and relationships

Stephanie Smith, who heads Fifth Third Bank’s DEI efforts, joins us to discuss how data and relationships can help build a program that provides greater access and opportunity, both in the bank and in the community.

By |2022-09-30T15:06:51-05:00November 9th, 2021|Comments Off on A successful DEI program is built on data and relationships

Financial literacy: The foundation for inclusion

As an industry, we need to create education programs that resonate with young children and adults during life’s teachable moments.

By |2022-09-15T09:47:37-05:00October 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Financial literacy: The foundation for inclusion

Climate Risk Impact

Climate change risk is not an abstraction, certainly not amid a recent spate of catastrophic hurricanes, wildfires and floods. Banks understand they’ll need to do something. But what? And when? Michael Denton’s team at Moody’s Analytics Read More

By |2022-09-15T09:42:17-05:00October 25th, 2021|Comments Off on Climate Risk Impact

How technology and data can help your DEI efforts

We can use data visualization to better understand our financial products and services and their effect on the communities we serve.

By |2022-09-22T10:59:51-05:00April 9th, 2021|Comments Off on How technology and data can help your DEI efforts

Innovation with a social conscience

Texas-based Woodforest National Bank was among the first to create its own opportunity zone fund to promote development in low-income areas. Learn more about the 2020 BAI Global Innovation Awards winner.

By |2022-09-30T14:49:58-05:00March 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Innovation with a social conscience

Appraising mortgage lenders’ diversity, equity and inclusion

Homespire Mortgage VP Listy Limon joins us to discuss how mortgage companies are working to make their staffs as diverse as the different communities in which they operate.

By |2022-09-30T14:53:33-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Appraising mortgage lenders’ diversity, equity and inclusion

3 ways to make DEI gains in 2021

BAI CEO Debbie Bianucci outlines approaches that will help your organization make tangible progress on diversity, equity and inclusion in the coming year.

By |2022-09-15T09:47:17-05:00January 13th, 2021|Comments Off on 3 ways to make DEI gains in 2021

A DEI roadmap for smaller financial institutions

Local banks and credit unions can make meaningful strides in creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company culture.

By |2022-09-22T10:57:48-05:00November 18th, 2020|Comments Off on A DEI roadmap for smaller financial institutions

Building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce

Banks and credit unions are publicly pledging to do their part to address American inequities, which includes building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce at their financial institution.

November’s BAI Executive Report helps put that plan Read More

By |2022-09-15T09:42:38-05:00November 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Does your organization have the right structure in place to support diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that will truly make a difference? BAI Banking Outlook research evaluates the state of the industry for what’s working and where the opportunities lie.

By |2022-10-06T15:05:44-05:00September 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How one big bank is doing DEI

Nate Bennett, chief diversity officer at Comerica Bank, discusses the industry’s successes and ongoing challenges when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. He also shares what’s working for Comerica in its approach to DEI that might also work for other banks and credit unions.

By |2022-09-30T14:00:50-05:00September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on How one big bank is doing DEI