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June 18, 2013
The Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS) has awarded New Resource Bank an overall five-star rating, the highest possible.
GIIRS is a comprehensive and transparent system for assessing the social and environmental impact of companies and funds. Its approach is analogous to Morningstar investment rankings and Capital IQ financial analytics.
The GIIRS team rates New Resource twice yearly. The bank’s current overall score is 150, compared with an average score of 88 for other GIIRS-rated institutions in our market category (developed; 218 companies).
June 17, 2013
We’re pleased to report that Charmaine Detweiler, New Resource Bank’s CFO and executive vice president, was honored in the 2013 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards, presented June 5 by the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services. Charmaine was one of three finalists in the category of public company with revenues up to $500 million.
May 20, 2013
As traditional sources of nonprofit funding crumble, innovative platforms for attracting donors are rising to replace them. Join us June 4 for the next re:think, where Bartlomiej Jan Skorupa of Groundwork Opportunities, Katherine Woo of Kiva and Pamela Hawley of UniversalGiving will discuss using the art of storytelling to build a movement, creating funding platforms that allow nonprofits to be self-reliant and turning the shopping cart into an instrument of change by integrating crowdfunding and e-commerce models.
April 17, 2013
Ecosystem loss, carbon constraints, economic instability, volatile energy prices, and water and food scarcity are among the global drivers of change that make sustainability efforts imperative, New Resource Bank President and CEO Vince Siciliano told attendees at a March 28 event in San Francisco sponsored by Silicon Valley Microfinance Network. Siciliano and One PacificCoast Bank President Daniel Skaff were the featured speakers at “Beneficial Banking: Are YOUR Bank Deposits Changing the World?”
March 27, 2013
New Resource congratulates the California Film Institute (CFI) on winning the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business of the Year Award. The green business-certified CFI, a New Resource client, presents the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, exhibits films at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, and offers free educational programs to students.
November 14, 2012
New Resource Bank has joined two ATM shared deposit networks that allow customers to deposit checks or cash at a variety of ATMs around the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country.
October 4, 2012
The New Resource Bank Impact CD, launched in May, gives customers a choice of three sustainability-related sectors to support with their deposits. Solar and alternative energy lending has proved the most popular choice by far, followed by nonprofit and organics lending.
September 18, 2012
Jenise Bermudez joined New Resource Bank in March as a banking officer. You may already have met her in person or on the phone: she’s the primary contact for new business and nonprofit accounts, and she also helps walk-in customers.
September 17, 2012
Mark Finser, chair of the board for New Resource Bank and RSF Social Finance, recently spoke on trust and money at TEDxPresidio. Watch "Trust me, I'm in Finance":
September 5, 2012
New Resource CEO and President Vincent Siciliano will speak on the future of banking at the 23rd Annual Bioneers Conference, taking place Oct. 19–21 in San Rafael, Calif. The Bioneers Conference brings together global thought leaders, experts and advocates to explore breakthrough solutions for a sustainable world.