green partnerships

green partnerships

Green Partnerships

Making a difference, together

We believe in working together to make a difference.

1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet®

Greenpenny has made the commitment to be at least 1% better, which is why we are members of 1% for the Planet. And by supporting us and other brands in the 1% family, you’re helping to amplify our impact and commit to something bigger than all of us.

1% for the Planet was founded on the model of inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions. Greenpenny is doing just that. Our small team is a passionate group of experienced bankers that believes in taking a stand for mother earth.

Our commitment to living a sustainable and accountable financial model guides everything we do.

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Global Alliance for Banking on Values

Global Alliance for Banking on Values

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) banking leaders from around the world are committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector.

As a member of GABV, greenpenny partners with this international independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development, with a focus on helping individuals fulfill their potential and build stronger communities. We want to ensure that banking is a healthy and productive system of society and develop a positive, viable alternative to the current banking system.

Increasingly, people are becoming aware of the interdependence of the real economy, social cohesion and our natural eco-system, which is at the heart of the business model. Knowing that people want to support positive change in society, we have an opportunity to demonstrate a healthy transformation of our sector, contribute to solutions, and become a reference point for others along the way.

GABV comprises of 65+ financial institutions and 16 strategic partners across the globe. Collectively we serve more than 70 million customers, hold over $200 billion USD of combined assets under management, and are supported by 77,000 co-workers.

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Winneshiek Energy District

Winneshiek Energy District

Greenpenny is an active supporter of the Winneshiek Energy District (WED) mission to lead, implement, and accelerate the locally-owned, inclusive, clean energy transition. WED’s key strategies together build an unstoppable flywheel of momentum and include energy planning, market transformation, public engagement, policy advocacy, and readiness.

As the founding Energy District, WED’s mission also includes the demonstration of the energy district model viability and the growth of an energy district network. They intended to create a replicable model based upon the following key principles:

Local leadership exists everywhere. Energy Districts create independent, “universal-local” institutions to empower those with a passion for clean energy and dedication to driving change.

Energy is complicated, and Energy Districts lead by doing. Quality technical assistance (energy planning) for energy users, paired with active market transformation, enables widespread energy efficiency and solar ownership and builds a flywheel of momentum.

When Green Meets Green, communities unite and thrive. We all do better when we all do better, and the clean energy future will happen of, by, and for the people.

Energy Districts are geographically, and socio-economically inclusive, and universal replication is fully possible with existing resources. Locally owned energy efficiency and renewables create jobs, retain wealth, and build energy prosperity (one Green), and simultaneously advance climate stewardship (another Green).

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How to greenpenny

How to greenpenny

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Bank Fund

What does your bank fund?

Here, it's no secret. Your deposits help finance renewable energy projects.

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