PNC: Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

As a service-based company, PNC’s largest direct impact on the environment can be attributed to our building portfolio, which includes bank branches, office buildings, operation centers and data centers. As a result, PNC has long committed to develop sustainable, high-performing buildings and to constantly seek ways to enhance operational efficiency.

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Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

PNC Issues Second Green Bond for $1.25 Billion
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) announced today the closing of its latest Green Bond issuance. The proceeds will fund eligible projects that promote a transition to a low-carbon economy.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

PNC Expands Its Environmental Finance Pledge to $30 Billion
Focused on green buildings, renewable energy and clean transportation, commitment deepens the bank's support of clients transitioning to a low-carbon economy

Sustainable Development Goals

Understanding ESG at PNC
Lora Phillips, director of ESG for the Corporate Responsibility Group, talks about what ESG looks like at PNC and why it’s important along with the work her team is doing.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

PNC's Climate Action Strategy Helps Advance Sustainability Commitments
PNC is committed to accelerating and enhancing its own commitments, disclosures and strategies to better meet the needs of a changing world while supporting its employees, clients, shareholders and the communities it serves.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

PNC Issues Inaugural Green Bond
The proceeds will fund eligible projects that promote a transition to a low-carbon economy and offer sustainability benefits across three categories aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Green Infrastructure

Exploring a Real-World Model of Sustainable and Circular Business in Pittsburgh
The Tower at PNC Plaza, a state-of-the-art high-rise in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, has achieved LEED Platinum status, the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

PNC Named Among Corporate Knights’ 2019 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
Corporate Knights released its 15th annual list of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations in Davos today, following a rigorous analysis of some 7,500 companies with US$1B+ in revenues. The Global 100 is an annual project initiated by Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism.

Environment

A Water Crisis Promotes Early Childhood Education and Health
The potential health impact on young children in Flint, Michigan is serious. Two years ago, lead in the city’s water supply reached toxic levels and the drinking water was declared unsafe. At high levels, exposure to lead can affect almost every system in the human body. For young children, especially, it can contribute to learning and behavior problems, slow growth and physical development, and lead to hearing and speech problems. Lead exposure also has been associated with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A Duke University study found that exposure to lead can have a negative impact on children’s lives for decades.

Environment

PNC Met its Carbon Emissions and Energy Reduction Goals for 2020 Ahead of Schedule
In 2010, PNC set ambitious environmental performance goals to reduce carbon emissions and energy and water consumption by 30 percent by 2020.

The company met its carbon reduction goal in 2016 and is on track to meet its energy reduction goal by the end of 2017. Due to improvements like new lighting and heating, and ventilation and air conditioning systems, PNC’s branches and office buildings use less energy than ever. PNC also attributes this success to its hands-on, direct approach to managing energy in its more than 27 million square feet of real estate. This in-house approach has proven to have a direct impact on reducing consumption.

Energy

How PNC Helps to Finance the Solar Power Revolution
The U.S. hit 1 million solar installations at the end of February 2017, which amounts to about 27 gigawatts of solar power capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. That’s enough power to supply roughly 6 million homes. Still, those 1 million installations deliver just 1 percent of the electricity produced in the United States.
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