Banks as a widespread organization, both physically and in terms of interaction with the community in their service space, account for a significant share of resource consumption that the optimal use of these resources, in addition to influencing the preservation of these resources in the environment, will have a significant impact on their short-term and long-term cost of service.
In this regard, the application of new approaches in banking, which leads to a reduction and optimal use of resources, has attracted the attention of senior executives of monetary and financial organizations and so a green bank is a financial institution, that uses innovative financing techniques and market development tools in partnership with the private sector to accelerate deployment of clean technologies (like clean energy and renewable energy, …).
Green banks use public funds to leverage private investment in clean technologies that, despite being commercially viable, have struggled to establish a widespread presence in consumer markets. Green banks seek to reduce energy and other resources costs for ratepayers, stimulate private sector investment and economic activity, and expedite the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Green Bank is a three-dimensional approach. In other words, the outcome of the implementation of the Green Bank system can be searched in several dimensions.
The first dimension:
Reduce of current and public costs through of optimization and resources consumption management
The second dimension:
Banking operations are based on IT and paperless technology.
The third dimension:
The focus of the banking system is on supporting of the green technology, industries and projects through the provision of facilities, investments and other supportive processes.
The first dimension: Optimization and Resources Consumption Management
• AIR QUALITY
The second dimension: Green Banking Operation
• Green Connection with Customers
• Green Operation
• Green Connection with Stakeholders
(Other than employees and customers )
The third dimension: Green Support and Investment
• Identifying Industries and Green Projects
• Create and modify the rules for granting bank facilities to green and clean projects and industries
• Announce the results of supporting clean projects to the community
The Green Bank model has 300 indicators in the domains mentioned above. These indicators can be used in the form of user-defined checklists and allows the user to audit and rate the Bank in terms of the conditions of a green bank.
The method of scoring in this model determines the distance to the ideal level and the user can define the improvement projects accordingly.
In this model, prioritizing improvement projects is one of the important issues that are determined by a scientific method through scoring cards.
Auditing and Certification
This model, after implementation of improvement projects and internal audits by users, based on bank request, External audits are conducted by the experts of Sustain Ever and ultimately lead to a formal certification by The Energy Globe Foundation.
Certificate of The Energy Globe Foundation is one of the most known in the world. The Energy Global Foundation has 182 member countries.
Note: An external audit of Bank can be made in an unobstructed and self-explanatory manner by the applicant.