Environmental, Social and Governance

ESG Commitment Statement

Columbia Bank’s Commitment to Do RIGHT by its Employees, Clients, Communities and Shareholders is embodied in its efforts to advance environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. The Bank accomplishes this through the work of its ESG Working Group, under the direction of Senior Management and the independent Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors. Assessing, reporting, and driving progress on ESG indicators is an ongoing effort.

Columbia Bank is committed to growing and retaining exceptional talent. To accomplish this, we nurture a culture of belonging, development and expertise where diverse perspectives, cultures and experiences contribute to a way of doing business that resonates with our people and our clients. Advancing a safe, fair and diverse workplace creates an environment in which employees are supported, their voices are heard, and their accomplishments are recognized. The emphasis of this commitment extends to our Board of Directors, who come from and are representative of the diverse communities we serve.

Clients directly benefit from the top talent and broad expertise of our bankers, driving the prosperity of the communities in which we live and work. As a true community bank, we work hard to understand and support the lives and dreams of individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses from rural communities to larger metropolitan areas.

We also understand that in order to Do RIGHT, we must create a sustainable future by taking action today to reduce the Bank’s environmental footprint. Our Sustainability Core Team puts the Bank’s commitment to environmental stewardship into action by implementing solutions to reduce the Bank’s impact on the environment.

Columbia Bank’s commitment to sound ESG principles demonstrates its commitment to building long-term and sustainable value for investors.