More than ever companies are taking the steps to creating a sustainable business; however, changing your business from “regular” to “green” can be costly and take time.
But there are banks that can help: green banks — specific banks designed to aid environmentally-conscious businesses and consumers with better incentives and loan rates. Despite the changes in our economic system in business caused by the housing market, these banks are willing to work with companies who want to empower sustainability.
New Resource Bank is a small commercial bank established with the sole mission of serving the particular needs of green entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses. The model “rethink, rebuild, renew” has a vast appeal to the bank because they want to educate with programs, reduce consumption and challenge other companies to do the same.
Not only is this bank lending funds to help other companies go green, they are walking the walk themselves. The bank is reducing their environmental footprint by using renewable energy and buying re-manufactured toner cartridges and chlorine-free paper products. The Values in Action Committee monitors the bank’s performance and pledge to promoting a global well-being for future generations.
Sustainability Certifications and Awards
Certified B Corporation
San Francisco–certified Green Business
LEED Gold headquarters
Green-e certified offsets
Outstanding Achievement 2009, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Southwest region
New Resource Bank accepts applications from businesses in every state as long as you are a green business or committed to turning their business green.