Environmental sustainability

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As part of its continued commitment to social responsibility and sustainability, Amalgamated Bank (Nasdaq: AMAL) today announced it will become the first U.S.-based publicly traded company and the first publicly traded bank across the globe to amend its Organization Certificate to formally recognize the value of business objectives that realize standards of sustainability and public good.

The Department of Labor has issued a proposed rule that would make it even harder for pension funds to invest in ESG products. They are calling for a higher administrative burden that would effectively warrant ESG as an unlikely investment options. At Amalgamated Bank, we think this is wrong and oppose the DOL proposed rule.

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Today, Renew Financial announced the sale of $160 million of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assets to Amalgamated Bank, America’s socially responsible bank. PACE programs allow property owners to finance the costs of renewable energy, safety, and energy efficient home improvements at a fixed interest rate with flexible repayment terms. 

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New Columbia Solar ("NCS"), a commercial solar developer and operator in Washington, DC, today announced the closing of a $25M loan facility to support the financing of over $50M of solar photovoltaic projects in Washington, DC.

Yesterday, the world’s largest investment firm, BlackRock, took a big step in confronting the threat of climate change and announced that they would now be making investment decisions with environmental sustainability as a core goal in meeting their fiduciary obligation to clients.

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As part its ongoing leadership in social responsibility and sustainability, Amalgamated Bank (Nasdaq: AMAL) today unveiled a series of major steps in advancing its commitment to a more sustainable world.

For 96 years, social responsibility has been embedded into our products, policies, programs, operations and mission. So two years ago when we were recognized by B Lab as a company that meets their rigorous standards for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency, it was an important third party endorsement.

Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet.  Created in 1970, the day marks the birth of the environmental awareness and protection movement, an impact area at the cornerstone of Amalgamated’s mission.  

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Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) commits to work with its members to disclose the climate impact resulting from their portfolio of loans and investments within the next three years

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Loans enable over 2,000 California and Florida property owners to finance energy efficient projects for their homes