Why HSBC Spent $100 Million to Teach its Bankers About Climate Change

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In 2007, the British bank HSBC partnered with the environmental group Earthwatch in order to educate its staff about climate change. The intensive training cost around $100 million, but the bank has already made some of that back -- energy efficiency measures employed shortly after the class's completion saved the bank $300,000 to date. The training also included acquainting the bankers with the hard science -- read the whole story (or listen to the podcast) over at Scientific American.

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