Bank of America
For more than a decade, Conservation International has been working with Bank of America on developing innovative initiatives to benefit the environment. Bank of America is a member of Conservation International's Business & Sustainability Council, a community of companies committed to leveraging their business experiences and resources to protect nature for the benefit of humanity.
Bank of America and Conservation International developed and offer the "Vanishing Species" check series. The checks display endangered species from our hotspot areas, and Bank of America contributes to Conservation International for each box of these checks sold.
In 2007, Conservation International was one of the stakeholders involved in the development of the bank’s 10-year, US$ 20 billion initiative to support the growth of environmentally sustainable business.
Bank of America played a key role in the development of the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) for business by providing guidance during the development stages as well as critical funding to the project, and is recognised as a Founding Supporter.
In 2005, Bank of America pledged US$ 100,000 to support our ongoing efforts to address environmental issues relating to energy and mining companies’ work in sensitive ecosystems.
In the early 1990s, Bank of America supported debt-for-nature swaps in Mexico and Brazil, allowing select government debt to be forgiven in exchange for support for conservation. In Mexico, Bank of America's donated US$ 250,000 worth of debt, generating the equivalent in conservation funds. In Brazil, the debt donated by Bank of America resulted in US$ 2.2 million in conservation funds.
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