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Environment

Eliminating 124,000 cars worth of CO2 by 2015 is just the beginning.*

Global Change Requires Local Action

Every time you buy something made of recycled materials or turn off that extra light, you're helping to lower your own environmental footprint. Most of us do small things like that to help. The people highlighted here are doing much more. We're proud to support them and follow their lead by reducing our own carbon footprint. With the completion of our 10-year, $20-billion environmental business initiative ahead of schedule, we stepped up and announced a new 10-year, $50-billion goal starting in 2013. We hope to be a catalyst for addressing climate change, sparking the innovation economy and advancing a transition to a low-carbon future.

SolarCity enters into largest rooftop solar aggregation facility

Mar 25, 2014

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced that they have agreed to terms on financing for SolarStrong, SolarCity’s ambitious five-year plan to build more than $1 billion in solar power projects for privatized U.S. military housing communities across the country…  learn More about SolarCity enters into largest rooftop solar aggregation facility

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The Future Of Water Sustainability

Nov 19, 2013

IN THE NEWS (The Huffington Post): Multinational companies have historically taken water availability for granted. But this is changing. A 2013 World Economic Forum report named water scarcity as one of the top global risks facing companies in the 21st century…  learn More about The Future Of Water Sustainability

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A polluted river finds a voice

Sep 11, 2013

Bank of America, through volunteer work and a Neighborhood Builder grant, has helped to restore the Bronx River into a natural gem…  learn More about A polluted river finds a voice

Women in CSR: Alex Liftman

Bank of America’s Global Environmental Executive Alex Liftman was recently interviewed by TriplePundit Magazine as part of their “Women in CSR” series. Find out more about her role at the bank and what inspired her to pursue a career in environmental sustainability…  learn More about Women in CSR: Alex Liftman

Bank of America announces new $50 billion environmental business initiative

Jun 11, 2012

Bank of America has announced a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business goal to help address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon economic solutions. The company also introduced significant new goals to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations…  learn More about Bank of America announces new $50 billion environmental business initiative




*Bank of America’s goal is to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15 percent from 2011 to 2015, based on its 2010 baseline. This is equal to the emissions of more than 700,000 metric tons CO2-equivalent or, said another way, equal to eliminating the GHG emissions from more than 124,000 passenger vehicles.

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