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Alter Eco advances sustainability with every chocolate truffle and organic grain it sells

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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.

New Resource earns Innovative Community Banks of the Year award

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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.”

New Resource Makes the Best for the World List

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Everyone at the bank is excited to see New Resource on the third annual “B Corp Best for the World” list.

New Resource Banker Walks the Walk with Costa Rica Project

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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.

Meet your bankers: Stephanie Meade

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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.

Bank Takes Innovative Approaches to Financing Energy Efficiency

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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.

Big crowd, great noshes and exciting showcases add up to stellar client reception

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A record crowd of close to 250 people turned out last week for New Resource Bank’s annual client reception and showcase—an event that’s grown so popular we moved it to the spacious and elegant Orrick Building lobby next door.

Preview: annual client reception and showcase

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We’re looking forward to kicking off the New Year in style with our upcoming client reception and showcase, Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. New this year: we’re expanding to one big space, the inviting lobby of the Orrick Building next door.

This annual event is always a great opportunity to enjoy organic and sustainable food and wine, sample a variety of planet-smart client products and network with leaders in the sustainable business community.

New Resource Bank sponsors Sustainable Foods Summit evening reception

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New Resource Bank is sponsoring the cocktail reception at the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit, happening January 22–23, 2014, in San Francisco.

Workshop helps nonprofit leaders align mission with financial reality

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Representatives of 25 nonprofit organizations attended a Dec. 3 finance workshop hosted by New Resource Bank and Nonprofit Finance Fund—and board members, executive directors and CFOs alike came away with valuable insights into how to ensure that their organizations remain sustainable while they pursue their missions.

 

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