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June 25, 2014
Our second sustainability report, Banking for Good, chronicles progress toward our goals during 2013, with new impact metrics from the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) and expanded coverage of our community, environment and governance activities. It is available here and in print by request.
June 19, 2014
New Resource Bank is proud to announce that we have become a signatory of the CDP. Formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, this international nonprofit provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. The CDP works with market forces to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.
June 6, 2014
Next up in our occasional series of “meet your bankers” interviews: Jonathan O’Dell, a commercial relationship manager who joined the bank in 2011.
What he does: Jonathan helps clients assess their loan needs, assists both bank colleagues and the client throughout the loan process, and continues to work with the client after the loan closes.
April 25, 2014
When you work at a sustainable bank, what better annual event is there to celebrate than Earth Day?
We kicked off the event early by spending a day at Ocean Beach in San Francisco cleaning up trash. The beach looks clean at first glance, but we were all surprised by the amount of trash we found, especially small plastics. We had fun and even got our families involved.
April 21, 2014
When Alter Eco began vying for supermarket shelf space nine years ago, the company’s biggest asset was a passionate pitch. Its four European co-founders—Tristan Lecomte, Mathieu Senard, Edouard Rollet and Ilse Keijzer—had all traveled extensively while working for nonprofits, and they befriended small farmers in places including Thailand, Cambodia and Senegal, where they tried unusual foods like purple rice.
April 4, 2014
The trade association Western Independent Bankers (WIB) honored New Resource in March as one of its Innovative Community Banks of the Year.
New Resource won in the Product Innovation category for our Impact CD, which WIB called “an innovative way to allow clients to vote with their deposits and help build a more sustainable future.” WIB said all of this year’s winners are “worthy of recognition and prestige for being leaders and encouraging us to dream big.”
March 19, 2014
Everyone at the bank is excited to see New Resource on the third annual “B Corp Best for the World” list.
March 18, 2014
As a frequent visitor to a small town near Quepos, Costa Rica, Jenise Bermudez has seen villagers struggle to reach their jobs or obtain clean drinking water when an important side road washes out in heavy rain. The experience struck her more than the average tourist: her family owns a small eco-reserve there and would like to transport water from the natural springs there to people who need it. They’d also like to create jobs for villagers. But they need a passable road.
March 14, 2014
Next up in our occasional series of “meet your bankers” interviews: Stephanie Meade, who joined our team just last month as director of sustainability and marketing.
What she does
As director of sustainability, Stephanie oversees both our internal and our external sustainability programs, including the assessment that clients undergo when applying for a loan. As director of marketing, Stephanie explores ways to reach new customers and provide relevant, compelling information to current customers.
February 12, 2014
Making buildings more energy efficient is one of the most effective and immediate actions we can take to reduce climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, despite rapid innovation in building technology, the pace of retrofits has been painfully slow.
New Resource Bank is tackling the problem with innovative solutions to one of the biggest roadblocks: the lack of practical financing options.