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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.

Bank of America Ranked Second "Greenest Bank" Globally by Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Apr 04, 2012

Bank of America ranked second overall among the world's top financial institutions and was the highest ranked U.S.-based global financial company in the recently released Bloomberg Markets magazine's "Greenest Banks" report…  learn More about Bank of America Ranked Second "Greenest Bank" Globally by Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides carbon finance to CleanStar and Novozymes' clean cooking fuel venture in Africa

Nov 23, 2011

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is pleased to announce a multimillion dollar CER (Certified Emissions Reductions) financing agreement with CleanStar Mozambique (www.cleanstarmozambique.com), a joint venture between CleanStar Ventures and Novozymes, a global leader in bioinnovation…  learn More about Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides carbon finance to CleanStar and Novozymes' clean cooking fuel venture in Africa

Bank of America Announces New Goal to Reduce Its Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 15 Percent

May 19, 2011

Bank of America announced May 18 an ambitious new goal to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15 percent from 2011 to 2015, based on its 2010 baseline…  learn More about Bank of America Announces New Goal to Reduce Its Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 15 Percent

Two children enjoying the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

Nov 08, 2010

Just two years ago, the doors of the new California Academy of Sciences, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, opened to the public. Following a decade of planning and fundraising, the Renzo Piano–designed museum—which houses an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—opened on September 27, 2008…  learn More about A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

Clean Tech

Lean, green, clean: Investing in San Diego as a hub of CleanTECH

Jan 05, 2011

How industry leaders, scientists and government are making San Diego into a center of clean technology research and development—financing companies and creating jobs in the process…  learn More about Lean, green, clean: Investing in San Diego as a hub of CleanTECH




*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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