Verity’s mission is to enhance members’ lives by creating trusted relationships, empower their financial lives, and promote strong and viable communities. At the core of our interactions we focus on truth. The word “verity” means truth, and we approach everything from a point of honesty and transparency.
You don’t have to look far on the West Coast of Canada to see the impact that climate change and rising sea levels are having on our communities.
The Principles for Responsible Banking are a unique framework for ensuring that signatory banks’ strategy and practice align with the vision society has set out for its future in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
By "going green" and becoming environmentally responsible, many companies have significantly reduced costs and increased sales. In the future, as predictions about the availability of energy, water and other natural resources are validated, going green may also enable companies to keep customers and investors happy, maintain market share, become more efficient, avoid legal liability for environmental damage and stay in business.
We are currently accepting applications for our virtual Solar Lending Professional Training and Certificate program. This training is designed for individuals with more than one year of lending experience who work at community-based lending institutions (credit unions, CDFIs, and community banks). This training series has been developed by the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy and the University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy Center for Impact Finance, with major funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.
Diversity coupled with inclusion should be a strategic business goal for credit unions. This Self-Assessment reflects guidance for advancing workforce and supplier diversity and identifies best practices for demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion. When made a priority, diversity and inclusion can help your credit union grow and better serve your membership.