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New Resource earns Green-e certification

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New Resource Bank

New Resource has earned a 2010 Green-e certification from the Center for Resource Solutions, verifying the quality of the bank’s offset program. The bank offset 100 percent of 2009 carbon emissions from office electricity use, server operation, employee commutes, and business travel by purchasing renewable energy credits.

Speaker/networking series debuts

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New Resource Bank

Our new bimonthly series, re:think, launches Feb. 3 with Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with plenty of time for meeting fellow New Resource customers. The series is part of our ongoing effort to foster community and encourage dialogue about sustainability. Look for an invitation in your e-mail box soon.

New branch manager steps up product, service development

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New Resource Bank

New Resource is stepping up sales and marketing efforts with the appointment of Gary Groff to the new position of branch manager at bank headquarters.

Groff, formerly vice president, relationship manager at New Resource, was a branch manager for Union Bank before joining New Resource two years ago. He’s sitting at the front of the house now, and encourages customers to stop in and say hello—or maybe you’ll catch him cycling to work, surfing at Ocean Beach or snowboarding in the Sierra.

 

New banking package saves nonprofits money

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New Resource Bank

New Resource has created a banking package for nonprofit organizations that provides discounts on services that help them bank more efficiently, higher interest rates on deposits, and an opportunity to increase donations.

Supporting California’s climate law

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New Resource Bank

New Resource has signed on to the Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) Climate Campaign, which is rallying business support for the mix of climate policies in California’s AB 32 Scoping Plan. The E2 campaign aims to show that these policies—currently under attack by the oil industry and others—will reduce emissions while enhancing the state’s competitive edge in the emerging clean energy economy and cleantech market.

FDIC order lifted

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New Resource Bank

Government regulators have lifted an order issued last year requiring New Resource to make certain operational and asset-quality improvements. The bank, which like many others took a hit from the sharp economic downturn, has bounced back unusually quickly and is now focused on growth and advancing its sustainability mission. Read the full press release.

Green IT kudos

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New Resource Bank

Bank Technology Newshas named New Resource one of America’s six “Greenest Banks” for technology and operations initiatives, lauding the bank’s “sweeping plan” that “includes a collection of IT projects that even as standalones would reside at the forefront of emerging corporate energy strategy.” Read about the ranking and New Resource’s initiatives here.

Staff joins tree-planting effort

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New Resource Bank

A group of New Resource staffers will help Friends of the Urban Forest plant trees in San Francisco’s NOPA district on Saturday morning, July 31. Please join us—or find out about other events and how to get a tree planting in your neighborhood at: http://www.fuf.net/treePlanting/index.html.

Veteran exec joins New Resource team

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New Resource Bank

Robert Holden joined New Resource July 1 as senior vice president, commercial relationship manager. He’s responsible for business development and relationship management within the Commercial Banking Group. “I’ve spent most of my career working with young, growing businesses,” says Holden, who has spent almost 25 years in banking and finance, most recently as executive vice president and chief credit officer at Pan Pacific Bank in Fremont. “I’m excited to be with a bank that’s on the cutting edge and to have the opportunity to work with businesses that are helping to transform the economy.

Bank leaders work to make energy upgrades easy

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New Resource Bank

Energy and water efficiency and renewable power upgrades could soon be much more affordable and appealing to California property owners, thanks in part to hard work by New Resource Bank board director Bob Epstein and vice chairman Peter Liu on legislation promoting Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs statewide.

 

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