Committed to building a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance is proud to play a critical role in addressing climate change and speeding the delivery of clean energy solutions nationwide by:

  • Providing equitable access to clean energy
  • Strengthening the electric grid with renewable sources of power
  • Crafting flexible financing solutions for community-focused developers
  • Reducing the cost of electricity for low-income households and businesses
  • Targeting financial resources to projects that directly benefit vulnerable populations

Environmental finance solutions that promote a cleaner world.

We offer a full suite of socially responsible investing solutions to help expand the development of renewable energy projects nationwide, with an emphasis on solar and wind.

For developers

Clean energy development companies utilize our environmental finance solutions to accelerate their timelines, scale operations and create jobs. Options include:

  • Tax equity investments and bridge loans
  • Sale-leasebacks
  • Construction loans
  • Term loans and refinancings

For third-party investors

We empower third-party investors to expand their own environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment platforms, achieve net zero carbon emissions goals and drive the transition to a green economy. Offerings include:

  • Tax equity syndications
  • Section 6418 tax credit transfers
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Powering a wide range of environmentally friendly projects.

U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance helps reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainable power to our nation’s homes and businesses by supporting a variety of clean energy solutions. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Utility-scale projects that help create a more resilient electric grid
  • Installations for commercial and industrial (C&I) offtakers and hosts
  • Large-scale deployments of residential rooftop solar
  • Community solar gardens (CSG) that directly benefit nearby homes and businesses
  • Solutions that make clean energy more accessible and affordable for low-income neighborhoods and communities of color
  • Battery energy storage systems (BESS)

How we work.

We apply a consistent approch to solving complex needs.

Customize a solution

We craft creative capital solutions tailored to the needs of each project.

Team approach

Our deep bench of accountants, attorneys, consultants, development partners and finance professionals provides the highest levels of service.

Industry expertise

We leverage our breadth of experience to efficiently manage even the most complex financial transactions.

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Socially responsible investing stories.

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Reducing the impact of climate change through investments.

This story highlights three projects, supported by Impact Finance, that advance sustainability through investments in renewables, economic development and affordable housing.

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U.S. Bank Foundation invests $1 million in green energy initiatives.

The bank provided funding for 20 nonprofits across the country to help them further their green energy initiatives, which include solar energy, eco-friendly housing and jobs in renewable energy.

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The U.S. Bank commitment to sustainability.

U.S. Bank strives to be a responsible steward of the environment. Read about our commitment to ESG, addressing climate change and the needs of communities.

Reach out to discuss your environmental financing needs.

Contact U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance to discuss how we can meet your needs.

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Investment and insurance products and services including annuities are:
Not a deposit • Not FDIC insured • May lose value • Not bank guaranteed • Not insured by any federal government agency.

Deposit products are offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC. All credit products offered by U.S. Bank National Association are subject to normal credit approval and program guidelines. Eligibility requirements, other fees and conditions may apply. Not all loan programs are available in all states for all loan amounts. Interest rates and program terms are subject to change without notice.

Financing maximums and terms are determined by borrower qualifications and use of funds. For deferred payments, interest accrues and is amortized over the remaining balance and term.