Bank of America’s reporting includes a CSR Highlights brochure that aligns with our enterprise commitments and areas of CSR work. And a full CSR report structured to follow and respond to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 framework and GRI’s Financial Services Sector Supplement, the industry standard by which CSR efforts are evaluated and measured. GRI has concluded that the 2012 Bank of America CSR report fulfills the requirement of Application Level B+.
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Highlights on progress we made in 2012 include:
|Following the early completion of our initial, $20 billion environmental business initiative, we announced a new, 10-year goal to dedicate $50 billion to address global climate change and demands on natural resources. This brings the total to $70 billion over the course of 16 years.|
|Investing $106 billion toward community development in low- and moderate-income communities, totaling $570 billion since 2009. This includes more than $85 billion in affordable housing.|
|Launching the Global Ambassadors Program, in conjunction with Vital Voices Global Partnership, to promote leadership and economic empowerment including mentoring forums for emerging women leaders in India, South Africa, Haiti, Singapore and Brazil.|
|Embracing and fostering diversity and inclusion with a global workforce in more than 40 countries — in thought, experience, style, culture, ethnicity and sexual orientation.|
|Focusing on military recruiting by hiring nearly 1,600 employees with military experience, surpassing the goal of 1,200 new hires.|