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Committed to the Vitality of Those We Serve

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
Community West Bank works to contribute to a more equitable, resilient future for our clients, team members, shareholders and the communities where we live and operate. We believe that accountable corporate behavior is essential for a community bank. For that reason, our executive management team annually reviews and prioritizes the Company’s areas of focus, which include: community and charitable giving, responsible lending practices, economic stability, practices, environmental and social focuses, vendor management and employment practices, among others.

Since 1980, Community West Bank has supported our clients with a full range of banking and financial services, while supporting our communities through charitable giving. We take every opportunity to support initiatives that provide financial education and improve accessibility of financial solutions in our communities, champion our environment and promote transparency, accountability and diversity.

Beyond that, our mission and core values drive us to effect positive, meaningful change by addressing systemic societal and topical challenges impacting our team members, clients and communities.

Our governance structure enables us to manage all major aspects of our business through an integrated process of financial, strategic, risk and leadership planning. This structure and process also ensure our compliance with laws and regulations while providing clear lines of authority for decision-making and accountability. Guided by our core values and high ethical standards, we strive to operate with integrity that inspires our clients and community to confidently place their trust in Community West Bank.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
Community West Bank is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace in which all team members are valued for their unique perspectives, skills and experiences, and have the opportunity to contribute to the bank’s success. This commitment is embodied in Community West Bank's  policy and is evident throughout our workplace and our impact on the communities we serve.

It is important to us that our Company is seen as an employer of choice, where every team member feels included, valued and supported. We foster this environment by providing individual empowerment, career pathway training programs, a variety of support services, anonymous avenues for confidentially sharing concerns and a culture of respect and inclusion in our daily operation. Striving to be an employer of choice has elevated the community’s awareness and perception of Community West Bank, which has been voted “Best Business Bank” by readers of a regional business publication every year since 2014.

Operating with a commitment to accountability and diversity makes our Company stronger in every way, and is vital to fulfilling our mission, serving our clients and continuing our track record of success.

For additional information on ESG and DEI statements, contact Shannon Livingston, EVP, Chief Financial Officer at (800) 298-1775.

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