Stories of Money and sustainability

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 fundamentally different kind of bank: We have the strongest environmental stance of any major bank; we lead with diversity; and we have global knowledge, capabilities, and impact. We know money in a bank has the power to finance positive change—up to 90% of customer deposits go back out into the world to finance things. So we are taking action with our parent BNP Paribas to protect the planet and improve people’s lives through sustainable banking and policies that restrict financing of activities we believe to be environmentally harmful.

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, Protect Our Winters, 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: