A statement from Todd Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon
As we look ahead to a sustainable future, it is essential that BNY Mellon uses its reach, market influence and resources to address these, and other pressing global environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. We continue to work towards ensuring we have a positive impact on society and the environment, and that we help our clients invest and operate responsibly.
In my conversations with BNY Mellon’s stakeholders, including clients, investors and employees, ESG is nearly always on the agenda. As a major global financial institution, we have touchpoints across the entire investment value chain and are therefore uniquely positioned to provide ESG solutions to serve a broad range of clients. Clients across the globe rely on our responsible investment options and advice, ESG data analytics, and end-to-end ESG financing and payments solutions to help them successfully address their ESG goals.
We are committed to putting the Future First – not just to power success today, but to help safeguard the future. At the corporate global level, we strive to contribute to sustainable economic growth that helps protect healthy markets; enhances our own business resiliency and longevity; and aims to deliver positive impact for key stakeholders, including clients, employees, shareholders and communities. We embrace this responsibility with great accountability, transparency and integrity, and it permeates every aspect of our culture.
As I indicated in our Considering Climate at BNY Mellon report, we are formalizing our process to integrate ESG, with a focus on climate change impacts, into the way we do business. This Enterprise ESG report outlines our progress toward that formalization, which began in 2020. A selection of those milestones includes:
At BNY Mellon, we are committed to operating as a sustainable, responsible company – in terms of both our own actions and how we help our clients – and we recognize we cannot do it alone. It will take all of us, collectively, to put the Future First and help protect society and the planet for generations to come.
1 Data reflective of FY 2020; Dealogic and Refinitiv