Author: Jenny Flores

A Plastic-Free Ocean Starts on Land

Jenny Flores
Posted by Jenny Flores
Corporate Social Responsibility

Every minute of every day, we dump the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean. That’s 8 million metric tons of plastic a year.

In response to growing awareness of this crisis, more and more cities across the country are outlawing plastic bags. Manufacturers are starting to seek out more environmentally conscious packaging. At home, though there’s still a long way to go, many of us have made a commitment to reduce our single-use plastic footprint. And, more and more people are taking action by joining in the annual International Coastal Cleanup.

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Why mentors matter

Jenny Flores
Posted by Jenny Flores
Corporate Social Responsibility
Vanessa Washington speaks to visiting law students.

This January, 70 women from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law came to Bank of the West’s headquarters in San Francisco to hear Vanessa Washington, our general counsel and corporate secretary, give her perspective on what it takes to succeed in a high-profile position in the banking industry.

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Clean energy innovator & job creator wins 2018 Philanthropy Award

Jenny Flores
Posted by Jenny Flores
Corporate Social Responsibility
Matt Petersen, LACI CEO holding the award, with Pierre Ramadier and Jenny Flores on either side.

One of the defining tenets of LACI’s mission is to create an inclusive green economy through fostering diversity and inclusion.

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Growing sustainable communities: Tony Hillery, CEO of Harlem Grown

Jenny Flores
Posted by Jenny Flores
Corporate Social Responsibility
Tony Hillery speaking from behind a podium at the NextGen Experience.

He showed up at the principal’s office with the simple declaration that he was there to “help.”

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