Environmental, Social & Governance
Meta Financial Group’s mission, financial inclusion for all®, is at the core of our Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) efforts. ESG demonstrates who we are and what we do as a company. That includes our policies, practices, commitments and goals for the company, shareholders, customers, employees, community and the environment.
We are dedicated to minimizing the environmental impacts of our business operations by striving to reduce waste, conserve resources and reduce our carbon footprint in all aspects of our operations. We practice and promote environmental stewardship, while mitigating our company’s exposure to environmental risk, through our core competency as a money lender, and careful assessment of our portfolio and strategy. We recognize that the ventures and activities we finance – particularly in alternative energy – can have a powerful, positive environmental impact, while providing optimal return for our shareholders. These practices represent our commitment to helping minimize climate change while fulfilling our mission.
We leverage our knowledge of banking and financial technology to provide better alternatives for those with limited access to essential financial services. By working with fintech and finserv innovators, we enable financial availability, choice, and opportunity for underbanked members of our society. Additionally, we work tirelessly to create a constructive working environment for our colleagues and a positive impact on communities through nonprofit partnerships.
Our corporate governance demonstrates Meta Financial Group’s commitment to responsible financial enablement. With policies and programs that support accountable business practices, we aim to consistently enhance our efforts to achieve our mission of financial inclusion for all®. Our Board of Directors’ ESG committee, which meets quarterly to discuss current and emerging ESG topics and provides oversight of our ESG policies, programs, and strategies. is an example of our intentional approach to integrating ESG into our business.