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ESG Overview

At BankUnited, we pride ourselves on strong relationships with our customers, our team members, our shareholders and the communities where we live and work. We are committed to doing what is right and will invest our resources in activities that seek to make a positive impact for all stakeholders.

  • Board Diversity, Independence and Structure
  • Sound Governance Practices
  • Risk Management
    • Cyber Security /Information Security
    • Independent Assessments
  • Responsible Banking
human capital
  • Valuing a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace that Empowers Employees
  • Prioritizing Team member Health, Safety and Well-Being
  • Providing Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Emphasizing Communication and Engagement
social responsibility
  • Supporting our Communities
  • Supporting our Customers
  • Supplier Relationships
environmental sustainability
  • Climate Risk Management
  • Environmental Sustainability Investments and Lending
  • Investments in Digital Banking


Our Vision

To be the leading regional commercial and small business bank, with a distinctive value proposition based on strong service-oriented relationships, robust digital-enabled customer experiences, and operational excellence with an entrepreneurial work environment that empowers employees to deliver their best.


Our Core Principles

Our core principles come to life through the dedicated efforts of each of our team members who aim to “GO FOR MORE™” — by being inclusive, respectful, and empowering. Through the regular application of these eight core principles, we continue to uphold our reputation as a company that provides value to our stakeholders.

  • Innovation and the continuous improvement mindset
  • Customer first culture
  • Inclusive community of advocacy, respect and equality
  • Intellectual honesty in our decision-making process
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Bias towards action
  • Integrity
  • Long-term value creation for all stakeholders


ESG Governance

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors has primary responsibility for the oversight of ESG matters. The Risk Committee has oversight for certain ESG related risks, including oversight of climate risk, information security and cybersecurity.


Engagement with Key Stakeholders
Stakeholder How we Engage
Shareholders We regularly have discussions with our shareholders, potential shareholders and investment analysts. We participate in industry and investor conferences. Investors are also provided information on the Company’s Investor Relations website:
Team Members We keep our team members informed and involved through a number of communication and engagement programs including surveys, focus groups, mentoring programs, newsletters, town hall meetings, and video update calls with our CEO.
Communities BankUnited and our team members help to meet the needs of our communities through lending, including affordable housing and small business lending products and programs, volunteer and community education programs and financial grants and contributions to community and non-profit organizations across our footprint.
Customers We engage with our customers through multiple channels, our relationship banking based business model, business and community events, financial education programs, our mobile app, website and social media.
Regulators We have a regular, ongoing dialogue and routine meetings with our regulators. Management and the Board of Directors also engage with regulators through their ongoing supervisory activities.
Suppliers We seek to build collaborative relationships with our significant suppliers with clearly understood responsibilities and expectations. We have a robust third-party risk management function.
Peers We participate with our peers in industry groups, conferences and roundtables.