The Intersection of Finance and Sustainability

Means & Matters is the destination for conscientious consumers and business leaders interested in the intersection of money and sustainability. We believe what humans finance today will define tomorrow, and that everyone has a role to play in building a truly sustainable society.

About Bank of the West

Bank of the West is a leading sustainable bank. We have the strongest environmental policies of any major U.S. bank*; a proven commitment to diversity that starts with our CEO; and unique access to a global network through our parent BNP Paribas. We use our financial strength to support growth that protects the planet and contributes to a more equitable society. We are the bank for a changing world, and along with BNP Paribas, we have a mission to drive responsible, sustainable growth that makes our planet and economy thrive today and for future generations.

The Company We Keep

Bank of the West stands shoulder to shoulder with groups acting to reverse climate change, and is the only major U.S. bank that has teamed up with 1% for the Planet, Sustainable Surf, and The Conservation Alliance.

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By working together, we can build a more sustainable society. Businesses and individuals are finding that when your bank finances a sustainable planet, you do too. Read their stories:

The Sustainable Banking Movement


*We define major U.S. banks as those with assets in excess of $90 billion.