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ESG Impact

We're banking on the future

We’re committed to creating, building and expanding our environmental, social and governance efforts.

Our 2022 ESG Highlights

  • 4,385

    total employee volunteer hours

  • $3.5M

    charitable giving to low- to moderate-income individuals, communities or small businesses

  • $1.6B

    community development lending benefiting low- to moderate-income individuals, communities or small businesses

Paul Taylor

ESG is a journey

“I am proud of the progress we have made in furthering our ESG efforts throughout the past year, but our work is not done. ESG is a journey, and we will continue to strive to expand our focus and knowledge of how our ESG actions can positively impact those we serve, our stockholders, our employees and our communities.”

Paul W. Taylor President, Pacific Western Bank

We are forward-thinking

We apply three primary pillars to provide enhanced ESG benefits to our clients, employees and the communities we serve.

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Social responsibility

We have created a culture of inclusion where we appreciate and respect everyone's differences. We're engaged in improving the well-being of our communities. Our areas of focus are:

  • Human capital
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Financial inclusion
  • Community reinvestment
  • Social impact & responsibility
  • Cybersecurity & data privacy
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Corporate governance, ethics & risk

Maintaining strong corporate governance is critical to us and those we serve. The core pillars of our governance efforts are:

  • Corporate governance
  • Risk management
  • Code of business conduct & ethics
  • Fraud management
  • Business continuity
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Environmental sustainability

Conservation drives our efforts to create solutions that reduce our impact on the environment. We're implementing changes in these key areas:

  • Physical footprint
  • Green commuting
  • Embracing technology
  • Green investing and lending

Improving outcomes

“Pacific Western Bank's support provides vital resources for building and maturing the capacity and dreams of many minority men and women business owners so they can more effectively compete and grow their businesses.”

National Institute for Minority Economic Development Durham, NC
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ESG benchmarking

Measuring our ESG performance

All of the ESG data we report aligns with industry standards and frameworks. We utilize SASB Standards for the Financials Sector. We have determined these are the most relevant to our operations and business. You can find the full breakdown of these standards as they apply to us embedded in our 2022 Environmental Social Governance Report.

Let's connect

Leyla Alijani

Leyla Alijani

VP, Environment, Social, Governance Officer
Chevy Chase, Maryland

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