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May 12, 2022
Financial institutions are increasingly under pressure from stakeholders to demonstrate their commitment to addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. We look at four ways in which ESG initiatives could result in benefits for community financial institutions, such as attracting new customers, as well as contributing to a more sustainable future for their communities and beyond.
Mar 29, 2021
Deloitte finds that 47% of respondents say it will be a very high priority for their institutions to improve their ability to manage ESG (environmental, social, and governance). We provide community financial institutions with four ways to do this simply and easily including: determining focus, starting small, communicating your commitment, and boosting volunteer efforts.
Jun 8, 2022
When CFIs create “green niches” that support fast-growing companies with environmental-friendly business models, it can prove to be quite profitable. Then add the bonus of delighting investors and satisfying regulators, well then, the trifecta can bring great dividends indeed. We share several ways that your institution can create a green niche through real industry examples.
Dec 15, 2022
We interviewed PCBB’s President, Mike Dohren about the key trends he expects CFIs will need to look out for in 2023, including the impact of a slowing economy, the continued rise of disruptive tech, and key regulatory changes.
Jul 21, 2022
Boards of directors have essential monitoring and advisory responsibilities that affect their organizations’ performance. In an ideal world, a corporate board would have a strong culture and contribute to the success of the organization. A recent survey of smaller banks found that less than half of their boards met that standard.
May 16, 2022
Zillennials are a micro-generation between Gen Z and millennials that have grown by five million employees in the past 5Ys, according to the US Bureau of Labor. They have also grown highly dissatisfied with their jobs. We provide highlights from a new study and guide you on how to appeal to this micro-generation.
Feb 9, 2022
Gen X and millennials will receive $68.4T in transferred wealth over the next 25 years. Making sure that you have nurtured household relationships to retain these critical customers could provide community financial institutions with a long-term profitable customer base. Wealth management services offer a unique opportunity to target these age groups. Here are five strategies to help.
Nov 23, 2021
This year has certainly been a year of change. Today we look back on how some fundamental changes to the regulatory and cybersecurity landscape have affected community financial institutions. It’s been a year of renewed focus on compliance and risk, the LIBOR transition, and increasing threats from cybercriminals.
Oct 6, 2022
Financial institutions are increasingly using carbon calculators and other carbon footprint features to help customers better understand the environmental impact of their purchases and behave more sustainably. We provide an overview of these technologies and look at some of the benefits they offer CFIs.
Jul 9, 2021
The SEC has requested information from financial institutions on their climate risks. SEC Chairman Genzler specifically notes that, “…investors really want…to see climate risk disclosures.” What does this mean for the financial industry? Big banks seem to be complying, while they hope to guide the regulator on the specifics of the information. Yet, community financial institutions hope that they are exempt. We provide you with the latest update to be prepared.