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Our Corporate Responsibility

"Boston Private recognizes its responsibility to the communities in which we operate. Our commitment to socially responsible and sustainable practices is an integral part of how we do business.”

- Anthony DeChellis, CEO

WE STRIVE TO REDUCE OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

WE COMMIT TO SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PRACTICES

WE BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND AND EFFECTIVE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

$1,000,000+
Donated to Charitable Organizations Annually

5,000+
Volunteer Hours Annually

Recognized as a Top Charitable Contributor
Boston Business Journal
Silicon Valley Business Journal

$1.5 Billion
In Community Investment in the Last 5 Years

50% Female Representation
On our Board of Directors

91%
Client Satisfaction

*All numbers as of July 2020 

Commitment to Diversity

Like our country, our company is made stronger by diversity. We are committed to ensuring our firm’s culture continues to reflect diversity and our work environments are thoughtfully contemplated to ensure fair and equal opportunities for all colleagues, clients, partners and neighbors.
Read our recent statement here

Women in Leadership at Boston Private

As a result of our diversity and inclusion efforts, Boston Private was recognized for being a ‘W’ Company by 2020 Women on Boards for having more than 20% female representation on our Board of Directors.

On our board and leading our company

Community Investment

Boston Private is deeply committed to serving the credit needs of our communities, financing community development projects and offering wealth-building opportunities for individuals, families and businesses that make our neighborhoods stronger and more vibrant.

Boston Private has an ‘Outstanding’ Community Reinvestment Act rating from federal and state regulators. Our success is based on deep, authentic and long-standing community relationships and partnerships to help us understand and respond to the needs of the communities we serve.

We have a particular expertise in financing affordable housing, which requires substantial knowledge of complex lending and investment structures.

  • Madison Park Development Corporation, a leading developer of affordable housing among the nonprofit sector and one of the largest community development corporations in Massachusetts. Learn more here.
  • Clifford Beers, a nonprofit organization that develops permanent supportive housing for a highly vulnerable population in Southern CA. Learn more here
  • Charities Housing, a nonprofit that develops and manages affordable properties throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in Northern CA.

More about our community investment

 

Philanthropic Giving

We focus our philanthropic giving on initiatives that promote community and economic development, affordable housing, asset building, financial education, youth programs, and social/human service programs that assist low- and moderate-income individuals, families and areas.

Additionally, in response to the unprecedented impact COVID-19 has had on our communities, it was important for us to provide relief efforts in the communities we serve.

We support our employees as they give back to the communities in which they live and work, including encouragement of employee volunteerism. Each employee is granted eight hours of time for volunteering and community service. On average, Boston Private employees volunteer 5,000 hours annually.

At Boston Private, we sponsor a diverse group of organizations that share many of our own values while educating and inspiring the people and communities around them.

View the organizations we support

Reducing Our Impact on the Environment

As an organization, it is important to us to operate in an environmentally-responsible manner and limit our carbon footprint. Boston Private’s Environmental Sustainability Team implements and manages sustainability improvements and initiatives, and increases company-wide awareness of environmental issues. Our Sustainability Initiatives are focused on three areas:

  • Greening our Offices
  • Greening our Meetings
  • Employee and Community Engagement

Sound and Effective Corporate Governance

Boston Private is committed to the sound oversight of our organization and operating in the best interests of our stockholders, employees, clients and community. We invite you to read our annual proxy statement for more on our governance practices, along with our Summary of Select Policies Relating to Environmental, Social, and Governance Matters, Code of Conduct and Ethics, and our 2019 Annual Report.

Our Thinking

 

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