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Wintrust, a financial institution, is committed to reduce emissions and supporting sustainability efforts. The company recognizes the importance of addressing climate change and is considering transition risks, regulatory requirements, and reputational damage associated with industries that contribute to climate change. Wintrust aims to empower local sustainability leaders and believes that no effort toward sustainability is too small.

In terms of carbon emissions, Wintrust has made progress in reducing its environmental impact. Clients who invested in the Climate Opportunities portfolio between April 2021 and April 2022 were able to reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by over 5,500 tonnes through stock selection and carbon offsets. This reduction is compared to the emissions of the S&P 500 Index. The company's efforts extend beyond divestment in fossil fuels and focus on supporting companies working on various sustainable solutions.

Wintrust has also taken steps to reduce its own emissions and energy use. At its corporate campus in Rosemont, Illinois, the company has implemented measures such as geothermal energy utilization, participation in a demand response program, and the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. In 2022, Wintrust Corporate Campus recorded a total energy use of 9,331 MWh and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 4,194 metric tons of CO2e. Additionally, Wintrust has encouraged paperless statements, expanded recycling programs, and adopted efficient building standards and technologies to minimize resource consumption.

To further address climate change risks and opportunities, Wintrust established an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee in 2022. This committee aims to assess the company's current practices and develop strategies to mitigate risks and seize opportunities related to climate change.

Wintrust's commitment to protecting the environment aligns with its broader corporate social responsibility efforts. The company emphasizes community outreach and has received recognition for its dedication to sustainability, including winning the Best Friend of Illinois Parks Award in the small business category and receiving multiple Greenwich Excellence Awards for customer satisfaction in retail banking.

Overall, Wintrust is supporting sustainability initiatives and has implemented various measures to reduce its own emissions and is also investing in sustainable solutions. By considering climate change risks and opportunities, Wintrust aims to contribute to a more sustainable future.

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