Gary Lapthorn is Head of Sustainability and Responsible Business for the commercial banking division at Lloyds Banking Group.
Gary has worked for the group since 1986 and has spent most of his career in commercial banking with leadership roles covering proposition development, marketing, and risk appetite, before setting up the sustainability and responsible business function in 2016.
Gary has built the commercial banking sustainability strategy on three pillars. The first is investing in colleagues so that they feel confident to engage on the topic with clients and other stakeholders. The second involves making ambitious commitments to help clients including the availability of green finance products and funding. The final pillar is about supporting the transition to a more sustainable economy through partnerships, thought leadership, and visible engagement.
Gary completed the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership business and sustainability programme in 2017, and also has a master’s degree in marketing from the University of South Wales.
He is also a Board Trustee for the national charity Contact, which supports families with disabled children.
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