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Ivan Frishberg Joins Amalgamated Bank as Newly Created Sustainability Banking Chief
January 6, 2016

Ivan Frishberg Joins Amalgamated Bank as Newly Created Sustainability Banking Chief

With the hiring of Ivan and the launch of this new division, we will be able to offer a wider range of environmental clients the kind of unique and highly skilled services that many of our political and labor clientele have come to expect.

Keith Mestrich, President & CEO, Amalgamated Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Amalgamated Bank, the leading national progressive bank, announced that this week Ivan Frishberg joined their Washington, D.C. office as First Vice President, Sustainability Banking. In this newly created role, Mr. Frishberg will be responsible for growing and serving the burgeoning organizations and clients that work and serve in the fields of environmental, green banking and sustainability.

Mr. Frishberg comes to the bank with more than 25 years of public interest advocacy, organizing and policy experience and is a founding partner of FSC Partners, a climate consultancy. Ivan is a Senior Advisor on Climate for Organizing for Action, was the director of the State Climate Hub - coordinating state level efforts to implement the Clean Power Plan, and worked with the Climate Briefing Service on the intersection of US Climate Advocacy and international climate negotiations.

“With today’s rapidly changing global climate, we all must do our part to help preserve our planet. At Amalgamated, that means not only being as green as we can, it also means partnering with the sustainability community to meet their financial needs,” said Keith Mestrich, Amalgamated’s President and CEO. “With the hiring of Ivan and the launch of this new division, we will be able to offer a wider range of environmental clients the kind of unique and highly skilled services that many of our political and labor clientele have come to expect. We are especially proud to serve our allies in the green movement.”

Previously Mr. Frishberg was a senior advisor to the Climate Action Campaign. He has managed major public engagement grant programs for Pew Charitable Trusts and served as the Political Director for both Environment America and Clean Energy Works, and has been active in national electoral and advocacy campaigns.

About Amalgamated Bank

For nearly a century, Amalgamated Bank has been a financial institution with a purpose: affordable and accessible banking for all. Offering customers nationwide the products and services of a major financial institution, Amalgamated is committed to the values on which it was founded. We proudly advocate for workers’ rights and promote the highest standards of environmental, social and corporate governance practices, which is why we are the first choice of progressive organizations and people ­ from presidential campaigns and labor unions to individuals who want a bank that believes everyone should be able to participate fully in our economy. We serve our communities with the core principle that the real currency of banking isn’t dollars ­ it’s trust.