Management today faces rigorous pressure and all eyes are focused on current economic conditions. In recent years, there has been a reaction to changing rules and regulations, to a dynamic competitive landscape and most recently, to the credit and housing market dislocations. While some industry participants have invested in developing their sustainability programs, others have not or are just starting to think about the issue. Given today's and future challenges there may never be a perfect time to rank sustainability as the top concern. The Consumer Finance Group is pleased to provide a newsletter dedicated to the discussion of sustainability and emerging trends for consumer finance companies. Articles in this issue include:
Global perspectives on the greening of financial services
Positioning mortgages for the green market
Counting carbon: The consumer’s carbon footprint
Improving customer acceptance of offset programs
Greening the nation's bank branches
Commercial building: Is the industry doing enough?