Our Impact

There is a higher purpose to the work we’re doing, and that’s something we keep in mind every day. We are committed to helping build a world that is safer, healthier and more equitable for all people.

"At City National, we make sure to be there for our clients, colleagues and communities when it matters most — just as we have done for more than 65 years."
Kelly Coffey, CEO, City National Bank

What Matters Most

City National Bank might do the same things other banks do, but the way we do them is different. Since our founding in 1954, our commitment to people and relationships has remained the starting point for everything we do.

That commitment is the foundation for all our efforts to be socially responsible and to give back to the people and communities around us in impactful — and lasting — ways.


We're already in the sustainable future.
We are enacting energy reduction initiatives to help achieve our goal of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Some key contributions from 2021 include:

  • 3.1 GIGAWATTS of sustainable power provided through our direct and indirect support of energy projects.
  • 30 STATES with communities that have benefitted from City National's contributions to the green power industry.
  • Helped finance 34 total renewable energy financing facilities.
  • $766 MILLION in total financial commitments to the renewable power industry made by City National to date.
  • 19% DECREASE in total energy use in the last four years.

Community engagement is an integral aspect of our culture.
We’re all in this together. We are committed to supporting businesses through investments and donations, volunteering for causes we care about and supporting education initiatives. Some key contributions from 2021 include:

  • 160 community development loans for a total of $1.1 BILLION.
  • OVER $11 MILLION invested towards charitable and civic programs.
  • COMMITTED $100,000 in scholarships to The Folded Flag Foundation.
  • OVER $1.6 MILLION donated through the Workplace Giving Campaign by colleagues.

A movement, not a moment.
We are laser focused on putting colleagues, clients and communities first. A vital part of that commitment is continually improving diversity, equity and inclusion in our culture. Some key contributions from 2021 include:

  • $100,000 joint donation with RBC Wealth Management-U.S. and RBC Capital Markets to nonprofits that help support AAPI communities.
  • NEARLY 60% of Executive Leadership team is composed of diverse professionals and five of the 12 are women.
  • Participation across existing Colleague Resource Groups increased 37% since 2019.

View Our Impact

We invite you to see some of the other ways we support our community and world.

Our Food Sustainability Impact

As our population increases, so does the demand for food. It has never been more crucial to produce food as sustainably as possible.

Our Housing Impact

City National has made it part of our mission to partner with organizations that help make housing dreams come true. 

Our Educational Impact

When it comes to learning, we believe it’s important to be a student for life to stay relevant in our ever-changing world. 

Our Environmental Impact

On a global and hyperlocal scale, perhaps nothing has a greater potential impact on people’s lives than the health of our planet.

Recent Recognition


Forbes Magazine

2018  |  2019  |  2020


Forbes Magazine

2020  |  2021


LA Business Journal