Environmental, Social and Governance
Fostering Inclusive, Equitable, and Resilient Communities
While our climate-positive investment approach and historically strong governance practices remain core to our ESG value proposition, the pandemic, racial violence, and civil unrest have prompted us to put an even greater emphasis on the “S” of ESG. Specifically, this means renewing and redoubling our social impact efforts in terms of how we treat our employees, support our community, and positively impact society in a time of great need.
Hannon Armstrong is the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments in climate change solutions. Through the implementation of our investment strategy and conduct of our business operations, we embody a deep commitment to a sustainable and resilient future. Thanks to our investors, customers, partners, and employees, Hannon Armstrong is proud to stand at the forefront of the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Our Impact By the Numbers
Cumulative metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) avoided annually through our investments, the equivalent to eliminating emissions from over 370,000 average U.S. homes every year
Cumulative gallons of water saved annually from our investments, the equivalent to eliminating the annual water consumption in 310,000 U.S. homes every year
Quality jobs created by our investments in 48 states
School children supported by our energy efficiency upgrades to educational facilities funded by our investments
Veterans served by hospitals and other facilities that received energy efficiency upgrades funded by our investments
Climate-Positive Impact Over Time
Partners in Purpose
We support several organizations and initiatives that reflect our commitment to climate action, corporate sustainability progress, diversity & inclusion, clean energy expansion, responsible investment, and support for our local community. For a list of all company affiliations, including industry group memberships, please visit the affiliations section on the Company Overview page.
Global Frameworks for Sustainable Progress
Environmental Conservation and Advocacy
Hannon Armstrong periodically utilizes the CarbonCount and analytical methodology when marketing to our clients and investment partners engaged in the development of climate mitigation projects. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by illustrating our many strengths and accomplishments in reducing carbon and financial risk through our investments, all of which are verified through the application of our CarbonCount methodology. Clients interested in partnering with Hannon Armstrong request and receive advisory assistance through the use of CarbonCount in prioritizing development and investment opportunities that will have the most significant impact on reducing carbon. In addition, the application of CarbonCount scoring across an asset portfolio results in verifiable reports for asset managers that depict the carbon impact of their portfolios.
Hannon Armstrong periodically utilizes the WaterCount when marketing to our clients and investment partners engaged in the development of climate mitigation projects. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by illustrating our many strengths and accomplishments in reducing financial risk, saving water and other natural resources through our investments, all of which are verified through WaterCount. Clients interested in partnering with Hannon Armstrong request and receive advisory assistance through the use of WaterCount in prioritizing development and investment opportunities that will have the most significant water savings potential. In addition, WaterCount scoring across an asset portfolio produces verifiable reports for asset managers that depict the water savings of their portfolios.