Details small business support, community investment and outreach, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and initiatives supporting, employee engagement and wellbeing
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Byline Bancorp, Inc. (“Byline”) (NYSE: BY) today announced the release of its inaugural ESG Report, which details the company’s environmental, social and governance activities, progress and performance through 2022.
Roberto R. Herencia, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Byline Bancorp, Inc., stated, “With the release of our inaugural ESG Report, we proudly showcase Byline’s unique corporate culture and initiatives that we believe distinguish us as an innovative and forward-thinking commercial bank. We plan to further develop our ESG commitments as we continue to grow in the years ahead.”
With a name that comes from the journalistic term for authorship, Byline Bank is a commercial bank with a 100+ year history of supporting its local neighbors, non-profits and small businesses. This inaugural report demonstrates Byline’s outsized commitment to its customers, employees and communities in Chicagoland, Milwaukee and beyond.
“This is a milestone report that demonstrates Byline’s commitment to being a true community partner and a responsible steward,” said Alberto J. Paracchini, President of Byline Bancorp, Inc. “We look forward to building on this foundation as we grow the bank and move forward with our ESG journey.”
The report details significant strides Byline has made in its commitment to ESG, including:
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
- Employee engagement and recognition
- Grant-making and community investment
- Local community outreach
- Volunteerism and non-profit partnerships
- Financial literacy and youth education support
- Small business lending and banking support
- Customer-centric digital improvements
Byline’s ESG Report can be found on its ESG webpage at bylinebancorp.com.
About Byline Bancorp, Inc.
Headquartered in Chicago, Byline Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Byline Bank, a full service commercial bank serving small- and medium-sized businesses, financial sponsors, and consumers. Byline Bank has approximately $7.4 billion in assets and operates more than 30 full service branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas. Byline Bank offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking products and services including small ticket equipment leasing solutions and is one of the top Small Business Administration lenders in the United States.
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