Community & Industry Partnerships

To ensure that we continue to learn best practices, support community initiatives and increase transparency around our performance, PNC actively engages with a number of sustainability-focused groups and industry challenges. In 2016, PNC continued its partnerships with the following organizations:

  • CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), which publishes the carbon emissions and management practices of more than 3,000 of the world's largest corporations
  • The President’s Better Buildings Challenge, which aims to make U.S. commercial office buildings 20 percent more efficient by 2020
  • The Cleveland 2030 District and the Pittsburgh 2030 District Challenges, which aim to reduce energy and water consumption and transportation emissions by 50 percent in both cities’ downtown business districts by 2030
  • Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Green Workplace Challenge, which engages southwestern Pennsylvania’s businesses to reduce resource use and greenhouse gas emissions and to promote sustainable business practices

In addition, PNC is an active member of the Association of Energy Engineers, Green Building Alliance, Emerge Alliance, Environmental Bankers Association, Solar Energy Industry Association, U.S. Green Building Council, and Urban Land Institute.

Envision Downtown

PNC continues to provide strong leadership to Envision Downtown, a public/private partnership between Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. With the support of PNC, Envision Downtown is rapidly delivering innovative transportation solutions that make it easier, safer and more enjoyable for residents, professionals and visitors to travel to, through and around Downtown Pittsburgh.

Through Envision Downtown, PNC is contributing to the development of a Downtown Pittsburgh that prioritizes pedestrians, transit riders and bike commuters and is helping advance the adoption of smart city technologies, which have the potential to dramatically reduce traffic, air pollution and climate-harming emissions.

For the sixth consecutive year, PNC responded to CDP's annual questionnaire about climate change. Our response earned PNC an A-, which exceeds the "C" industry average.

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Recognized for our Efforts

Corporate Awards & Recognition

High-Performance Franchise

  • Most Admired Companies (superregional banks), Fortune (2017)
  • Fortune 200 company (2016)

Diversity & Inclusion

  • "Best-of-the-Best" Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce/National Business Inclusion Consortium (2016)
  • One of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign (2016)
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (2016)
  • Diversity Leader Award, Profiles in Diversity Journal (2015)
  • Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc (2016)
  • Top 25 U.S. ERG & Diversity Councils, Association of Diversity Councils (2015)
  • Top 50 Employers, CAREERS & disABLED (2015)

Employer of Choice

  • Great Workplace Award for Employee Engagement, Gallup (2016)
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother (2016)
  • 2020 Women on Boards Winning "W" Company, 2020 Women on Boards (2015)
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®, National Business Group on Health® (2015)

Military & Veteran Support

  • Top 100 Military-Friendly Companies, G.I. Jobs (2016)
  • Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans (2016)
  • Top 25 Military-Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs, National Association for Veteran-Owned Businesses (2016)


  • Community Reinvestment Award, Excellence in Cross-Sector Community & Collaboration Development for PNC’s Grow Up Great Early Education Initiative (2014)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards, Best Commitment to Education (2014)
  • Outstanding CRA Rating


  • Net-Zero Energy Certification (PNC's net-zero energy branch in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), International Living Future Institute (2016)
  • Game Changer Award for Project Finance Innovation, Canadian Solar Industries Association (2016)
  • Leader in Climate Disclosure, Carbon Disclosure Project (2015)