Bank of the West Launches 1% for the Planet Checking Account

For years, Bank of the West has helped people align their finances with their values, restricting the financing of fossil fuels, big tobacco, palm oil and other activities harmful to the planet.

Now, Bank of the West is proud to be the only major US bank invited to team up with 1% for the Planet, delivering the first and only checking account specifically designed to combat climate change.

Photo by Tiffanie Anne Westgor

Just as people can adopt a more sustainable lifestyle by choosing up-cycled fashion, buying organic produce, or commuting by bike, they can now drive change through their choice of bank, with 1% of the net revenue these accounts generate for the Bank going to environmental nonprofits through 1% for the Planet.

Plus, customers using the Bank of the West app can view the approximate carbon footprint of every purchase they make on the 1% for the Planet debit card, helping ensure their money is financing positive change with every swipe.

‚ÄúPeople are often eager to help fight climate change but unsure how to make a difference. With 1% for the Planet checking, customers can rest assured their money is never used to finance destructive activities, and 1% of their account’s revenue addresses climate change directly, at no cost to them.”

Ben Stuart, CMO, Bank of the West

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