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Video - Sarah Breeden


Sarah Breeden speaks about the risk that climate change poses to financial institutions and reflects on her experiences of driving action on climate change forward. As Executive Director of the Bank of England, Sarah is currently responsible for supervising over 500 UK banks, building societies and credit unions and she also leads the Bank of England’s work on climate change. She has been lucky enough to work on lots of fascinating issues while at the Bank – including Covid, Brexit, managing the Great Financial Crisis and the policy response to that crisis.

Who is the resource aimed at?

Students from 11 and upwards can learn about the work of the Bank of England and pathways into economics.

How can the resource be used?

This video can be used as a standalone resource to form a full lesson.

How does the resource link to the curriculum?

This video can be used to support lessons in a variety of subjects, such as geography, economics, business studies, and citizenship. This video could facilitate students' understanding of the financial risks associated with climate change and provide insights into the ways that climate change can affect financial institutions and the broader economy.

How long will the activity take?

The whole video is 43 minutes long.

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