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ESG Impact

Environmental Sustainability

We work to reduce waste and energy use, promote recycling, and educate our employees about the benefits of conservation.

Responsible footprint

We have 69 branches located primarily in California, one in Denver, Colorado and one in Durham, North Carolina, making our total branch footprint lower than our peers. Under our active property management approach, we review and implement space, energy, construction and renovation efficiency opportunities. We have 15 offices within LEED-certified buildings. Three of those offices have more than 25 employees.

Reducing our environmental impact

Each year we seek new ways to reduce our environmental and climate impact. In 2021, some of these measures were:

  • 281 T
    of paper were recycled
  • 57%
    of our clients received electronic statements
  • 10%
    of our employees participated in our commuter benefits program
Green investing and lending

Banking on the future

Many of our clients support and promote environmental sustainability as a key pillar of their business strategy. These clients are businesses and venture capital firms that invest in sustainable companies.

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invests in high-growth companies creating a healthier, smarter and cleaner future

Meeting 5 of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
#3 Good Health and Well-Being
#4 Quality Education
#7 Affordable and Clean Energy
#8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
#12 Responsible Consumption and Production

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backs entrepreneurs that share a vision of a sustainable, more equitable and healthier world

Meeting U.N. Sustainable Development Goal
#13 Climate Action

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develops and runs multi-manager private market impact investment products

They efficiently open access and channel capital to investments targeting positive social and environmental outcomes while seeking competitive financial returns.

Meeting U.N. Sustainable Development Goal
#7 Affordable and Clean Energy

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Committed to clean energy

In December 2021, the Bank made two new lending commitments, totaling $124 million, to construct a 106-megawatt solar energy facility and a 70-megawatt solar facility, both located in Georgia. These lending commitments align with U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #7 – Affordable and Clean Energy.

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Leyla Alijani

Leyla Alijani

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

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