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July 7, 2015
A woman named Saeedah in Tajikistan used to operate a small street kiosk from which she sold goods. Since receiving a microloan from IMON—one of the country’s largest non-bank financial institutions focusing on the country’s rural poor—Saeedah has expanded her kiosk into a building housing six shops, including a pharmacy, a grocery store, a beauty supply shop, a dentist, a bakery and a food stand. She now employs dozens of people and is training her daughter to take over the business.
January 12, 2015
The New Resource Bank Impact CD lets investors choose one of three key sustainability-related sectors to support with their deposits: solar and other alternative energy projects, organic food and products or nonprofit organizations. In the fourth quarter of 2014, solar and alternative energy lending remained the most popular choice, followed by lending to organic product companies and nonprofits.
October 30, 2014
The New Resource Bank Impact CD lets investors choose one of three key sustainability-related sectors to support with their deposits: solar and other alternative energy projects, organic products or nonprofit organizations. In the third quarter of 2014, solar and alternative energy lending remained the most popular choice, followed by lending to nonprofits and organic products companies.
February 22, 2013
New Resource client Seedling Projects organized the Good Food Awards on January 18 at the Ferry Building in San Francisco. The event celebrated producers who are redefining good food in America as not only tasty but also responsibly produced—think insourced, not outsourced; local, not global; high quality, organically farmed, not engineered and grown on questionable soil. We were delighted to support this event—and even more delighted to have tasted the participants’ culinary creations!
January 30, 2013
The California Fisheries Fund, which helps West Coast fisheries become more sustainable, is the most recent recipient of the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California’s top environmental award. New Resource has partnered with the CFF on loans to Wild Planet Foods, a provider of sustainably caught wild seafood.
April 14, 2010
Sometimes the best way to grow a business is to find the perfect partner.
That’s why Peter Liu suggested that Julie Corbett, founder and CEO of packaging company Ecologic Brands, and Albert Straus, founder and president of Straus Family Creamery, get together.
“We don’t just make introductions,” says Liu, New Resource founder and vice chairman of the board. “We look to be strategic advisers for customers.”
Introduction pays off for both companies