Category Archives: Fact Sheets and Reports

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Fact Sheet: Bank Supervision and Climate Risk

Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and partners Public Citizen, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Center for American Progress released a white paper outlining the key elements that federal bank regulators—including the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the National Credit Union Administration—can and should incorporate into public supervisory guidance for banks on assessing and addressing the risks faced by banks from climate change.

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Fact Sheet: Deregulation at the Powell Fed

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell has presided over a broad deregulatory agenda that has made our financial system less resilient and driven rising wealth and income inequality.

Policy Recommendations: AFR Housing Priorities for 2021

AFR released housing policy recommendations to promote equitable housing access for all people in the United States, minimize pervasive harm from the COVID-19 pandemic, hold predatory actors accountable, and expand sustainable opportunities in communities of color.

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Memo: Sustainable Investing Under the New ERISA ESG Rules

Despite recent DOL rule changes, private retirement plan fiduciaries can still incorporate ESG factors into their investment actions to protect their participants’ retirement savings, maximize returns, and contribute to a more sustainable financial system. Here’s what you need to know.