(New York, NY; Washington, DC) March 31, 2022- Amalgamated Bank, a subsidiary of Amalgamated Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: AMAL) and a mission-driven, full-service commercial bank that empowers organizations and individuals to advance positive social and environmental change, announced today the launch of its new Climate Impact Debit Mastercard. Made from renewable resources such as corn, the new card replaces up to 80% of fossil-based plastics found in traditional debit cards.
“Amalgamated Bank is putting our clients’ money to work every day to take on affordable housing, racial inequality and the climate crisis. We are proud of the fact that one in three of our dollars being put to work is being done for climate solutions like clean energy and energy efficiency,” said Ivan Frishberg, Chief Sustainability Officer, Amalgamated Bank. “The new Climate Impact Debit Mastercard is now a physical reminder of the difference our clients are making with the bank they have chosen, and a reminder that we can all do our part to build a more just and sustainable economy.”
As a fossil-free bank, the new Climate Impact Debit Mastercard represents an exciting step forward for Amalgamated’s commitment to curbing the climate crisis through our mission-aligned products, services and policies. No action is required on the part of current customers, who will receive the card as a replacement to expired cards. Customers can also contact their local branch or contact the Amalgamated Bank customer service team to get their new Climate Impact card.
About Amalgamated Bank
Amalgamated Bank (“Amalgamated” or the “Bank”), the wholly owned banking subsidiary of Amalgamated Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: AMAL), is a mission-driven New York-based full-service commercial bank and a chartered trust company. Amalgamated Bank provides commercial banking and trust services nationally and offers a full range of products and services to both commercial and retail customers. Since our founding in 1923, Amalgamated Bank has served as America’s socially responsible bank, empowering organizations and individuals to advance positive social change. Amalgamated Bank advocates alongside those working to make the world more just, compassionate, and sustainable. Amalgamated Bank is the country’s largest B Corp® bank and a proud member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. We don’t just have a mission, we are on a mission to advance economic, social, racial and environmental justice utilizing the tools of finance. For more information, please visit our website at www.amalgamatedbank.com.
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