What guides us


Bank of America has reported its environmental, social and governance efforts on an annual basis under the Global Reporting Initiative since 2004. The goal of our ESG reporting is to present pertinent information about the global business of Bank of America in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries and across our eight lines of business. Additionally, we provide ESG information through our annual submissions to the CDP, our 2018 Proxy Statement, our 2017 Annual Report, 2017 Environmental, Social and Governance Update, and our online newsroom. Our last ESG report published in 2017 and covered data from 2016.

The information found in the 2017 Annual Report and throughout this About Us site is developed by a team across Bank of America’s business lines and corporate functions, and provides an account of Bank of America’s ESG work and business impacts up to date.

GRI Content Index

Information found on this About Us site, as well as in the 2017 ESG Update, is aligned with the newly released GRI Standards. Learn about our alignment to GRI, including our GRI Content Index and explanation of our external assurance process. learn More  about GRI Content Index

Report center

We work diligently every day to be more transparent and easier to do business with. We've made great progress. Learn more about our impact through a selection of reports, fact sheets and financial updates. learn More  about Report center


In 2015 and 2016, we undertook a process to evaluate the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that are most material to our company. Learn more about this assessment and view our ESG materiality map. learn More  about Materiality