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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.
January 13, 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 fourth quarter of 2013, solar and alternative energy lending remained the most popular choice, followed by nonprofit and organics lending.
November 6, 2013
We’re proud that customers rave about New Resource Bank’s great service, and thought you might like to get to know some of the people who make it happen behind the scenes. Next up in our occasional series of “meet your bankers” interviews: Skyler Webster, a commercial relationship manager who joined our team last year.
What he does
October 8, 2013
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 2013, solar and alternative energy lending remained the most popular choice, followed by nonprofit and organics lending.
January 3, 2013
Biofuels are among the promising solutions to our energy and climate problems, but fuel production projects are complex, and getting them off the ground requires savvy financing. New Resource is working with several clients on projects that illustrate the challenges and potential.
November 30, 2012
The Ecology Center in Berkeley has grand dreams. Its mission is to build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California and beyond. Since its inception in 1969, the organization has been working steadily toward those goals. From farmers’ markets and the Farm Fresh Choice food justice program to its EcoHouse, which demonstrates the viability of carbon-neutral living, the Ecology Center is leading the way in practical approaches to sustainability.
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.
November 1, 2012
Wild Planet Foods, a provider of sustainably caught wild seafood, grew from $2 million in revenue in 2008 to $20 million in 2010 and $60 million today—without compromising on its mission. How’d the company do it?
October 22, 2012
Flora Grubb, owner of Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco’s Bayview District, was honored with one of the first American Made Awards, presented by Martha Stewart. One of 11 honorees chosen from among 100 finalists, Flora was recognized as an entrepreneur and artisan in the garden category. She and her fellow honorees are profiled in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living.
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.