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Get to Know: Climate First Bank

Where Banking Meets Climate Action and Community Values

In a world grappling with challenges posed by climate change, Climate First Bank emerges as a visionary leader with a unique mission. Founded on June 1, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Florida, this groundbreaking institution stands as the world's first FDIC-insured community bank dedicated to combatting the climate crisis. Not only does Climate First Bank offer a range of banking services, but it also seamlessly integrates its commitment to sustainability and community values into every aspect of its operations.

One standout offering from Climate First Bank is their NetZero Business checking relationship. With NetZero Business checking, clients gain access to a comprehensive suite of cash management and fraud prevention products FREE. By offering essential tools at no cost, the bank empowers businesses to focus on growth and innovation while contributing to a greener future.

"It's time for interest to be fixed on the future. Climate First Bank will sit at the heart of St. Pete by investing in local businesses and helping the environment."

Ken LaRoe, Esq., LEED AP
Founder, CEO & Chairman

5301 Central Ave.
St Pete, FL 33710


Climate First Bank doesn't just stop at environmental activism, it extends its support to the LGBTQ+ community as well. In fact, the bank takes pride in offering the only checking account in the industry dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Climate First Bank's founding principle is a reminder that finance isn't merely about transactions, it's a powerful tool for change. Beyond environmental advocacy, this institution stands as a symbol of progress, recognizing that both ecological preservation and social acceptance are integral to a better future. As we navigate the challenges of our time, institutions like Climate First Bank provide hope and tangible solutions, proving that banking can be a force for good, both for the planet and the people it serves.

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