Thursday, December 1, 2011

Oh, Where, Oh, Where Has Green Banking Gone?

By Michael Scheibach, Executive Editor, BankNews

Three years ago, BankNews Media published a digital magazine called Green Banking, sponsored a website called Green Banking Central, and created a LinkedIn group called Green Banking for Bank Professionals. We also sponsored the annual Green Leaf Award, recognizing community banks making a difference for the environment -- and had many entries.

Today, as we enter 2012, the digital magazine is gone, the website is gone, the Green Leaf Award is gone. Also missing are the news releases about banks going green, becoming LEED certified, introducing green products for customers.

The only constant is Green Banking for Bank Professionals, which now has more than 400 members. Many of these, however, are in non-banking positions -- consultants and companies serving financial institutions. Click here to join.

Where is green banking today? I would sure like to know.

Send me your thoughts.