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) to $50 trillion in assets committed to measurement and disclosure of financed emissions. Under Ivan’s leadership, Amalgamated has taken a global leadership role within (UNEP FI) in developing guidance for how banks will set targets to reduce their financed emissions through the recently launched Net Zero Banking Alliance. Ivan is on the Steering Group of the NZBA and 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 commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the first bank to set portfolio wide targets under the United Nations guidelines for target setting.