Sustainable Communities & Community Development
As a financial co-operative, we work for the sustainable development of our communities. That's why we return one-third of our net profits to members and our communities through community impact initiatives.
Our impact focus areas are carefully aligned with our vision to build financially healthy communities and our purpose to empower through knowledge.
We work with local not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, social ventures, and co-operatives that align with our values. Initiatives considered for impact partnership will align with our focus areas (where we feel we can make the most impact in creating financially healthy communities).
Impact focus areas:
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We take action in our communities to create an equitable, inclusive economy that creates opportunity for all, for the long term.
- Environmental Sustainability: We work towards greater sustainability every year by regularly monitoring and thoughtfully decreasing our own impact and emissions while supporting community-based environmental initiatives.
- Local Economic Development: We contribute to resilient and prosperous communities through local engagement, giving and volunteerism.