Corporate Social Responsibility

Committed to doing business in a socially responsible way

Green Leaf


Beach house with solar panel roofing

Scotiabank has a large global footprint and recognizes the need for meaningful environmental policies and programs to help protect the planet. The Bank works independently and in collaboration with stakeholders on a broad range of initiatives aimed at reducing environmental impacts and promoting responsible actions.

Beach house with solar panel roofing

Operational eco-efficiency

Scotiabank‘s global Environmental Policy sets out environmental objectives and priorities, and creates a foundation for our environmental initiatives. We work to incorporate energy and environmental best practices into our locations and track and measure reduction initiatives.

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1.2 million cash bags collected and recycled in 2014

Climate Change

Climate change garners significant attention on the world stage. Scotiabank recognizes the need to take action, on its own and in collaboration with others, to reduce our impact on climate change and help mitigate the adverse effects of this global challenge to ensure the needs of future generations are met. This is done through the Bank’s climate change related policies, lending practices, scenario planning, green business initiatives and consumer programs.

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Responsible Financing

Scotiabank evaluates environmental factors as part of its lending and investment decisions; adheres to environmental risk management policies in lending and investment activities; and provides financing support to various renewable energy sector clients and environmentally innovative projects.

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$231 million raised through green bonds will partially build, finance and maintain new hospitals