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Sustainability

Our Impact

Sustainability

Creating solutions that protect the environment and grow the economy.

Business has an important role to play in advancing the transition to a low-carbon economy. JPMorgan Chase is committed to helping our clients navigate the challenges and capitalize on the long-term economic opportunities and environmental benefits of progressing toward a low-carbon world. We are applying our capital, data, expertise and other resources to help address climate change and promote long-term, innovative solutions for a more sustainable future. 

We strive to promote sustainable development through several avenues, including: 

Sustainable Solutions and Financing

Supporting our clients and financing opportunities that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and a more sustainable future.

Operational Sustainability
 

Minimizing the environmental impact of our operations, including from our corporate buildings, retail bank branches and data centers.

Stakeholder and Policy Engagement

Engaging with stakeholders to identify and advance best practices and new opportunities.

 

Additionally, we leverage the skills and passion of our employees to advance sustainability in our communities. Within our business, we also actively consider environmental and social matters as part of our overall approach to risk management. Across our sustainability initiatives, we’re committed to providing transparent and regular updates through our public reporting and disclosures.

Our Commitments

Paris-Aligned Financing Commitment

Paris-Aligned Financing Commitment

We’ve committed to align key sectors of our financing portfolio with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We’ve developed Carbon CompassSM – our methodology for measuring the GHG emissions of our clients and setting Paris-aligned targets to reduce the carbon intensity of our sector portfolios over time.

Sustainable Development Target

Sustainable Development Target

We aim to facilitate more than $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years to address climate change and contribute to sustainable development, including $1 trillion for green initiatives.

Operational Commitments

Operational Commitments

We’ve set a number of targets to drive progress on operational sustainability, including our commitment to be carbon neutral across our operations.

Reports and Disclosures

JPMorgan Chase is committed to reporting regular updates on its sustainability initiatives. Read our latest reports and disclosures to learn more about our approach, commitments and performance on sustainability matters.

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2020 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Published May 2021

Our annual ESG Report consolidates and summarizes our work on key topics that are important to our business and stakeholders, and highlights where readers can access detailed information about specific topics. This report also serves as an update to our 2019 TCFD Climate Report.

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2020 ESG Report Appendices
 

Published May 2021

The Appendices include our latest GRI, SASB and TCFD indices that map our firm’s disclosures in relation to these frameworks’ indicators and recommendations.

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Environmental and Social Policy Framework 

As of February 2020

Environmental and social issues are an important component of our risk management process. The Environmental and Social Policy Framework provides an overview of how the firm approaches these issues across its business.


Additional Resources

 

Carbon Compass Methodology
Learn more about our target setting and measurement process for our Paris-aligned financing commitment.

Sustainable Development Target Approach
Learn more about our criteria for determining eligible business activity for our sustainable development target and how we account for the value of transactions.

2019 TCFD Climate Report
Read our inaugural report on managing climate-related risks and opportunities, guided by the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Archived Reports
Find our archived ESG Reports, ESG Report Indices and Corporate Responsibility Reports.

Other ESG Resources
Find other resources such as our Equator Principles Reports, Sustainable Bond Framework and Human Rights Statement.

Milestones

We have a long history of advancing environmentally sustainable solutions that help transition to a low-carbon, more sustainable future. Some notable milestones include:

 

2021

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2020

  • Adopts a Paris-aligned financing commitment and commits to achieving operational carbon neutrality starting in 2020.
  • Issues $1 billion inaugural green bond with proceeds to fund eligible green building and renewable energy projects.
  • Announces new sustainability commitments, including $200 billion in financing in 2020 to drive action on climate change and advance the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

 


Stakeholder & Policy Engagement

These relationships enable us to deepen our expertise, drive improved sustainability performance and create new sustainability opportunities for clients.

NatureVest

NatureVest is an initiative of The Nature Conservancy, focused on developing a pipeline of investable deals that deliver both meaningful conservation results and financial returns for investors.