Sustainability

Leadership for a bright future.

Being a responsible corporate citizen is part of our plan, and we sweat the details. With products and services that support green buildings, energy efficiency, high efficiency vehicles and renewable energy, we’re helping create a more sustainable economy.

Building a Sustainable Community through Responsible Actions

From retail and commercial banking products in Key Consumer Bank, to investment products in Key Private Bank, equipment financing through Key Equipment Finance®, and lending and capital investments through KeyBanc Capital Markets®, KeyBank is committed to sustainability. We are proud to expand our climate commitments to further minimize the environmental impact of our operations, provide more solutions to our clients, and support environmental equity.

KeyBank commits to the following actions:

Sustainable finance

Finance or facilitate $38 billion to address climate change and support green initiatives by year-end 2026.

Carbon neutral

Achieve carbon neutral operations across our scope 1 direct emissions and scope 2 indirect emissions by year-end 2030.

Financed emissions

Join the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and complete the necessary measurement and evaluation of scope 3 financed emissions.

Key is one of the largest U.S. bank lenders to the wind and solar sectors and a national leader in renewable energy investments.

Investing in Renewable Energy

Investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency has tremendous potential for both our clients and our shareholders.

Since 2007, KeyBanc Capital Markets (KBCM) has been investing in renewable power generation in the United States. KBCM also provides services to clean technology firms in the smart grid, energy management and pollution control sectors.

From 2018 through 2021, we ranked as the number #1 North American renewable energy project finance lender in terms of both the number and dollar volume of deals executed1. For deals executed in 2021, we ranked #2 in both the number and dollar volume of deals executed.

At year-end 2021, Key had $6.5 billion committed to renewable energy projects, representing a cumulative capacity of 42.9 GW, a 7.0 GW increase compared to 2020. Key has committed more than $13.5 billion to renewable energy since the inception of the alternative energy team in 2007. These direct commitments by Key have helped to facilitate $52.5 billion of financings in the bank debt market for renewables.

Key Equipment Finance (KEF) provides tailored equipment and lease financing solutions for both renewable generation and energy efficiency projects. KEF’s Clean Energy team helps its clients develop an integrated approach to achieve their sustainability goals. In 2021, KEF financed $410 million of new energy efficiency, fuel cell, and solar projects, bringing the group’s cumulative financing of 490 transactions totaling more than $1.6 billion since it was established in 2012.

KEF Clean Energy continues to expand the financing of hydrogen powered distributed generation projects, adding fuel cell powered materials handling vehicles to the portfolio. We first entered the market in 2015, as an early investor in hydrogen-based power generation, fueling stations, and materials handling. Since then, we have provided funding for more than $400 million in hydrogen-fueled assets.

Sustainable Operations

We recognize that climate change is both a risk and an opportunity for the resilience and growth of our business in years to come. In addition to investing in renewable energy sources, KeyBank aims to reduce its operational footprint through a series of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. Through our energy efficiency initiatives, strategic site consolidations, other capital project optimization, and behavior changes, we’ve reduced scope 1 and 2 emissions by 31% and energy consumption by 23% since 2016.

The company strives for reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions, increasing the use of renewable energy in its operations, and to report results in its annual CDP and ESG Report.

Our carbon commitments and progress, Key is committed to:

  • Achieve carbon neutral operations
    across our scope 1 direct emissions and scope 2 indirect emissions, by year-end 2030
    – we are 31% of the way there.
  • 40% Reduction
    in scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2030
    – we are 77% of the way there.
  • 80% Reduction
    in scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2050
    – we are 39% of the way there.

Our Sustainability Commitment in Action

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Based on data compiled by Dealogic for North American wind, solar, and battery storage deals.

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