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Documentary-Drama Screening: A Year in the Life of First Green Bank

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm


Please join us for a screening about an aspiring regenerative entrepreneur, Ken LaRoe, a seasoned banker and passionate environmentalist who founded Florida’s first “green” bank in a conservative community outside Orlando, who was inspired after reading Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard’s book Let My People Go Surfing.

Follow Ken’s story of challenge and drama when we screen “A Year in the Life of First Green Bank,” at a free event and Q&A with Patagonia Chief Storyteller Vincent Stanley; former Wall Street Banker & Capital Institute Founder John Fullerton; Amalgamated Bank VP of Business Development Amir Kirkwood; First GREEN Bankcorp Founder, Board Chairman & CEO Ken LaRoe; and Cathi Kim of National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. 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 work environment, and mentors who encourage Ken and his staff to embrace a more deeply regenerative business model. There will be much to ponder for all of us who seek to transform our economy into a more just and sustainable one.

After the screening and Q&A, guests will be welcome to keep the conversation going over appetizers, beer, and wine with other progressives interested in social finance!


Patagonia Soho
72 Greene St
New York, NY 10012 United States
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