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September 14, 2015
We are excited to announce the launch of our 2015 Impact Report. This year we have rebranded our Impact Report, which was formerly known as our annual Sustainability Report.
Photo courtesy of our client, Flora Grubb
We also moved to an online format, in keeping with our mission to conserve our planet’s resources. It also better enables all of you to find the information that is most relevant to you about our activities and our impact.
July 22, 2015
The New Resource Bank Impact CD lets investors choose one of three impact areas to support with their deposits: clean energy projects, organic and natural products or nonprofit organizations. In the second quarter of 2015, clean energy lending remained the most popular choice, followed by lending to organic and natural product companies and nonprofits.
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.
May 7, 2015
You asked and we listened. Last year in our customer feedback survey, many of you voiced your desire to be able to make deposits from your phone. And we are very pleased to announce that mobile remote deposit capture has arrived! As of May 11, all of our clients will be able to use their phones to deposit checks.
April 29, 2015
We had a great day on the Saturday after Earth Day as 16 of us volunteered with SF Rec & Parks Department – it was surprisingly a hard workout, but the sun came out and we had great energy too! We were assigned to do planting along a section of the Living Library Nature Walk and help with the beautification of Holly Park in Bernal Heights.
April 24, 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 first quarter of 2015, solar and alternative energy lending remained the most popular choice, followed by lending to organic food and product companies and nonprofits.
April 21, 2015
California is entering its fourth year of drought. As a bank whose mission is built around promoting sustainability, our Green Team felt it was important we collectively address our dire water situation in California. We considered many actions to impact our water consumption and decided one of the biggest impacts we could have on saving water is on how we eat, and specifically on how much beef we consume.
March 19, 2015
Come July 20, 2015, we are moving to a new office space in the Financial District at 255 California Street, on the 6th floor. The move is precipitated by the end of our lease at 405 Howard Street and a lack of additional space in our current building to accommodate our growth. The new space on California Street will continue our same standard of LEED Gold premises and will also include a number of sustainability upgrades, which we can’t wait to unveil in July once the design and remodel is complete.
February 11, 2015
Thanks to our clients for another memorable Client Appreciation Party!
What better way to recognize our clients--the changemakers and torchbearers for social and environmental progress--than throwing a party for them?
January 27, 2015
New Resource Bank has a strong culture of volunteering. From 2013 to 2014, we doubled our cumulative volunteer hours from 767 total volunteer hours to 1,537 hours. That’s 38 hours of volunteering per person on average for the year!