It’s one thing to say you want a better, greener, bank. It’s another to actually try to start one.
Just ask Ken LaRoe, a seasoned banker and passionate environmentalist who founded Florida’s first “green” bank in a conservative community outside Orlando, inspired after reading Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard’s book Let My People Go Surfing.
Follow Ken’s story of challenge and drama in the documentary film, A Year in the Life of First Green Bank, at a free screening November 10, 2016, at Patagonia SoHo. Join industry insiders for a behind-the-scenes look at Ken’s struggles with his conflicting personal goals for the bank, investors eager to cash out, employees who are hungry for a more collaborative working environment, and mentors who encourage Ken and his staff to embrace a more deeply regenerative business model.
Leaders of the dawning new “Regenerative Economy” movement, including Ken LaRoe himself, Amalgamated Bank First VP for Business Development Amir Kirkwood, Capital Institute Founder and former Wall Street Banker John Fullerton and Patagonia’s chief storyteller Vincent Stanley, many of whom appear in the film, will be on hand for a Q and A afterwards. Guests are welcome to keep the conversation going over appetizers, beer, and wine at a reception until 9pm.
The event is free but tickets are required: https://ayearinthelifedocumentaryscreening.eventbrite.com
Where: Patagonia SoHo, 72 Greene Street between Spring and Broome. Subways: 6/C/E to Spring, R to Prince, F/D to Broadway/Lafayette
Date and Time: Thursday, November 10th. Doors open 7:00pm. Reception closes at 9:00pm. Film run time: 25 minutes