We do not lend to carbon-intensive industries such as oil and gas.
We offer a First Republic Green Discount on loans for LEED-certified commercial and construction programs.
We offer best-in-class investment options that are mindful of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
We installed solar energy panels to reduce our overall energy consumption at many of our offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Through our comprehensive paper and plastic recycling program, we recycled over 380 tons of paper and saved over 6,600 trees in 2020 alone.
In 2017, we launched a new loan origination system that supports paperless loan files, an effort that we estimate has reduced our paper usage in 2020 by approximately 69 tons.
In 2019, we launched Eagles for Earth, an environmental-focused Colleague Community.
We encourage colleagues to use public transportation by offering a commuter transit subsidy.