OUR ENVIRONMENT

OUR ENVIRONMENT

OUR ENVIRONMENT

We’re taking action to help combat climate change. Bank of the West believes that along with economic development, accelerating the energy transition is critical to our sustainable future.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

We are proud that our parent company, BNP Paribas, has made energy transition a central goal, and Bank of the West is contributing to BNPP’s global effort to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% by 2020. The Bank has reduced its own carbon dioxide impact on the environment by 14% since 2012 through concerted efforts to conserve resources and implement energy efficiency in our operations, from lighting to space use to employee travel.

Reducing Carbon Footprint

We are proud that our parent company, BNP Paribas, has made energy transition a central goal, and Bank of the West is contributing to BNPP’s global effort to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% by 2020. The Bank has reduced its own carbon dioxide impact on the environment by 14% since 2012 through concerted efforts to conserve resources and implement energy efficiency in our operations, from lighting to space use to employee travel.

financing commitments of

$100M+

to renewable energy companies

Reducing Carbon Footprint

We are proud that our parent company, BNP Paribas, has made energy transition a central goal, and Bank of the West is contributing to BNPP’s global effort to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% by 2020. The Bank has reduced its own carbon dioxide impact on the environment by 14% since 2012 through concerted efforts to conserve resources and implement energy efficiency in our operations, from lighting to space use to employee travel.

At the end of 2017, the Bank had financing commitments of over $100 million to renewable energy companies, including solar, biomass, and other renewable energy sources. In addition, our Wealth Management Group provides opportunities for our customers to have an impact through socially responsible investment options focused on clean energy and water infrastructure, among other issues.

financing commitments of

$100M+

to renewable energy companies

At the end of 2017, the Bank had financing commitments of over $100 million to renewable energy companies, including solar, biomass, and other renewable energy sources. In addition, our Wealth Management Group provides opportunities for our customers to have an impact through socially responsible investment options focused on clean energy and water infrastructure, among other issues.

At the end of 2017, the Bank had financing commitments of over $100 million to renewable energy companies, including solar, biomass, and other renewable energy sources. In addition, our Wealth Management Group provides opportunities for our customers to have an impact through socially responsible investment options focused on clean energy and water infrastructure, among other issues.

financing commitments of

$100M+

to renewable energy companies

Renewable Energy & Sustainable Agriculture

We work with GRID Alternatives, for example, to bring solar energy to underserved communities in Colorado and on the reservations of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. With financial support from Bank of the West in 2017, GRID Colorado provided over 200 job seekers with job training skills through its Solar Training Academy and its WE Build Women’s Solar Retreat, which provides women the opportunity to learn about hands-on solar installation.

Renewable Energy & Sustainable Agriculture

We work with GRID Alternatives, for example, to bring solar energy to underserved communities in Colorado and on the reservations of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. With financial support from Bank of the West in 2017, GRID Colorado provided over 200 job seekers with job training skills through its Solar Training Academy and its WE Build Women’s Solar Retreat, which provides women the opportunity to learn about hands-on solar installation.

Renewable Energy & Sustainable Agriculture

We work with GRID Alternatives, for example, to bring solar energy to underserved communities in Colorado and on the reservations of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. With financial support from Bank of the West in 2017, GRID Colorado provided over 200 job seekers with job training skills through its Solar Training Academy and its WE Build Women’s Solar Retreat, which provides women the opportunity to learn about hands-on solar installation.

Ecotrust, the 2017 winner of Bank of the West’s $100,000 Philanthropy Award for Innovation, works with local communities from California to Alaska to generate jobs while preserving farmlands, forests, and waterways. Through philanthropic funding, the nonprofit has developed a logistics hub in Portland to support sustainable food systems by helping small-scale farmers and ranchers access cold storage, food processing facilities, and distribution so their products can be delivered to urban markets—such as schools and hospitals—where demand for healthy food is high.

Ecotrust, the 2017 winner of Bank of the West’s $100,000 Philanthropy Award for Innovation, works with local communities from California to Alaska to generate jobs while preserving farmlands, forests, and waterways. Through philanthropic funding, the nonprofit has developed a logistics hub in Portland to support sustainable food systems by helping small-scale farmers and ranchers access cold storage, food processing facilities, and distribution so their products can be delivered to urban markets—such as schools and hospitals—where demand for healthy food is high.

Ecotrust, the 2017 winner of Bank of the West’s $100,000 Philanthropy Award for Innovation, works with local communities from California to Alaska to generate jobs while preserving farmlands, forests, and waterways. Through philanthropic funding, the nonprofit has developed a logistics hub in Portland to support sustainable food systems by helping small-scale farmers and ranchers access cold storage, food processing facilities, and distribution so their products can be delivered to urban markets—such as schools and hospitals—where demand for healthy food is high.