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Bank of America Corporation

Our partnership with Bank of America Corporation is focused on supporting CI's biodiversity conservation efforts and raising consumer awareness about conservation issues.

  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced in June of 2008 a new $1 million grant to CI’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB) to promote private-sector environmental stewardship. The grant is part of Bank of America’s $20 billion, 10-year environmental initiative to reduce climate change through lending, investing, the creation of new products and services, philanthropy and operations.

  • For more than a decade, CI has been working with Bank of America on developing innovative market-based initiatives to benefit the environment. That tradition continued in 2007 with the bank's March announcement of a 10-year, $20 billion initiative to support the growth of environmentally sustainable business.

  • In 2005, Bank of America pledged $100,000 to support CI’s ongoing efforts to address environmental issues relating to energy and mining companies’ work in sensitive ecosystems.

  • Bank of America and CI developed and offers the "Vanishing Species" check series. The checks display endangered species from CI's hotspot areas and Bank of America contributes 50 cents to Conservation International for each box of these checks sold.

  • Bank of America provides financial support for CI's Resource Economics Department, which seeks to find economics-based solutions to conservation problems. A recent project analyzed the enforcement of environmental regulations in Brazil's Atlantic Forest.

  • 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 $250,000 worth of debt, generating the equivalent in conservation funds. In Brazil, the debt donated by Bank of America, resulted in $2.2 million in conservation funds.

  • Bank of America and Conservation International developed a rainforest exhibit, which toured Bank of America branch offices to educate the public about rainforest conservation issues.

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