Wells Fargo is a diversified, community-based financial services company that provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. A leader in reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions and building sustainably, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States and has been widely recognized for sustainability leadership in the communities it serves.
At Wells Fargo, we embrace the responsibility to lead positive environmental change by finding new ways to minimize our energy consumption, reduce waste, and support renewable sources of energy while building stronger communities. We have developed a long-term strategy aligned with our company's vision and values to foster economic development in the global "green" economy and inspire innovation from entrepreneurs and research entities working on critical environmental issues.
Through our Clean Technology and Innovation Grant Program, we find, foster, and fund projects and entrepreneur programs that support the commercialization of new and emerging clean technologies.
The health of our environment plays a critical role in fostering more sustainable communities. Throughout our history, we have used our depth of resources to invest financial and human capital to strengthen communities across the United States. Today, we continue to invest our resources in protecting our environment. Since 2005, Wells Fargo has provided $37 billion in environmental finance to support the global economy and environment.
We are proud to be a sustaining partner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and congratulate all who are involved with Solar Decathlon 2015 and working to develop America's clean technology infrastructure.