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May 15, 2012
Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point, a recent report by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group based on survey responses from 3,000 executives worldwide, finds good news for the sustainability movement: it notes that 70 percent of respondents have put sustainability on their permanent management agenda. (The bad news: it ranks eighth.)
April 27, 2012
Visit the link below for a real treat—a seven-minute video by Monocle, broadcast to a wide international viewership, about the culture of making in San Francisco. The piece has a different take than the usual love letter to San Francisco (though it’s that too), with a focus on local manufacturing. It features not only New Resource Bank, but also our fantastic clients Heath Ceramics and the small but hugely effective nonprofit SFMade.
Watch "Make, Do, Change".
April 25, 2012
Last time in our occasional series of “meet your bankers” interviews we profiled Senior Loan Administrator Elena Rocha. This time we’re focusing on Senior Accountant Pat Riccetti, who joined New Resource Bank right after it opened.
March 27, 2012
Note: This post by New Resource President and CEO Vince Siciliano originally appeared in Sustainable Industries as part of the online magazine’s Thought Leaders series. We’re running it here as an illustration of how New Resource is extending sustainability thinking and as an example of the perspective on sustainable management that we share with clients. --Editor
March 23, 2012
Tillamook County, home to the eponymous creamery cooperative, has over 25,000 cows—and those cows produce a lot of waste. But Farm Power Northwest is about to turn a problem into a solution. Using manure from 2,000 cows, its anaerobic manure digester will generate almost 1 megawatt of electricity—enough to power 600 to 700 homes.
March 21, 2012
According to a new study commissioned by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), sustainable values-based banks like New Resource are outperforming large mainstream financial institutions in many areas, including financial indicators such as return on assets, growth in loans and deposits, and capital strength.
March 7, 2012
B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations, has named New Resource Bank to its “Best for the World” list of businesses that are creating the most overall positive social and environmental impact.
February 24, 2012
Last time in our occasional series of “meet your bankers” interviews we profiled Senior Operations Associate Michael Colombo. This time we’re focusing on Senior Loan Administrator Elena Rocha, who joined New Resource Bank shortly after it opened.
February 6, 2012
New Resource Bank is now offering mobile banking via an iPhone app or a mobile browser application.
December 22, 2011
New Resource Bank’s exceptional expertise in commercial solar lending is helping communities and businesses across the country boost their use of renewable energy: the bank provides financing for solar installations of up to 3 megawatts, primarily in California.
“We’re in a unique position to offer this lending product,” says Matt Scullin, vice president and solar specialist. “We have people in-house who have an in-depth understanding of the solar industry, and we know the ins and outs of solar financing.”