Ivan Frishberg is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Amalgamated Bank where he leads impact and shareholder engagement programs. As a commercial banker, Ivan has been instrumental in rallying bank sector commitments to combat climate change, including growing the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF). Under Ivan’s leadership, Amalgamated has taken a leadership role within (UNEP FI) in helping to develop guidance for how banks set targets to reduce financed emissions. Ivan is on the Steering Group of the NZBA and a member of and on the Advisory Panel for the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero.
Ivan also steered the way to make Amalgamated Bank the first U.S. bank to set and have validated climate targets under the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), and the first US bank to set portfolio wide targets under the United Nations guidelines for target setting.