What does “sustainability” mean for credit unions? It’s not just solar lending and green branches, although those do play a role at some shops. Sustainability means serving members today, tomorrow, and into the future. To do that, credit unions are rethinking their roles in and responsibilities for members, employees, communities, the environment, and more.

Credit unions are embracing their purpose and making values a cornerstone of their strategy. It’s possible to do well while doing good, and this Callahan Collection spotlights credit unions that are combining profit, passion, and the pursuit of happiness to achieve long-term sustainability.

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Strategies For Sustainability

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 26, 2019

St. Louis Community Credit Union strives to be a positive force, and it has the impact report to prove it.

By Marc Rapport | Aug. 19, 2019

Credit unions are experimenting with employee-sponsored small-dollar loan programs at the urging of Filene and the FINRA Foundation.

By Marc Rapport | July 1, 2019

A small Ohio credit union includes income replacement in a loan package aimed at spurring personal and community economic development.

 

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By Sharon Simpson | July 1, 2019

How an economic developer, money manager, and keen collaborator at the helm is empowering a green revolution at Vermont State Employees Credit Union.

By Erik Payne | June 1, 2019

Since 2013, Innovations FCU has worked to serve the full business services needs of its low-income membership. In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the need may be greater than ever.

By Sharon Simpson | May 20, 2019

A salary advance program at one of the nation’s largest credit unions helps members stop running in place and start saving for the future.

By Marc Rapport | March 4, 2019

A coaching program at Wright-Patt Credit Union teaches members how to be responsible with money while enjoying life.

By Katy Slater | Feb. 25, 2019

Doing the right thing is a business model that combines profit, passion, and the pursuit of happiness.

By Sharon Simpson | Dec. 10, 2018

USAlliance Financial embraces a new motto and finds small ways to make a big difference in the lives of members.

By | Oct. 15, 2018

Credit unions across the country offer members better rates, reduced fees, and other patronage perks. That’s something to celebrate.