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The Difference

Sunrise Banks Has a Dynamic Social Entrepreneur at its Helm, Leading a Team That Innovates in the Financial Services Industry and Strives to Create Financial Inclusion for All

Sunrise is a family owned, nationally-chartered bank headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has a long history of serving inner-city communities in the Twin Cities Metro.

Over the last decade we have become a national leader in the prepaid card industry. Today, we continue to innovate in empowering financial wellness and providing solutions to issues of financial inequality. In addition, we hold ourselves accountable to social and environmental responsibility metrics in order to create positive community development.

All of our services and business lines are held to financial sustainability goals while also demonstrating progress in achieving positive social impact. We are committed to the following affiliations and organizations to continue to enhance our social mission and impact:

Certified B Corporation

Sunrise is a Certified B Corporation. B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. In order to gain B Corp Certification, companies must demonstrate responsible corporate governance and environmental stewardship while being held accountable by the communities they serve.

By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities, and the environment.

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Certified Community Development Financial Institution

Sunrise is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). The CDFI Fund works to generate economic growth and opportunity in our nation’s most distressed communities by injecting new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack financing.

This certification, conferred by an agency under the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is held by approximately 100 banks in the U.S. Sunrise is the only CDFI bank in Minnesota.

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Member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

Sunrise is a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV); in addition, Sunrise Banks CEO David Reiling is a board director for GABV, leading the Alliance’s North American chapter.

GABV is an independent network of financial institutions committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector. These financial institutions are working to change the banking system to provide more transparency, deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development and serve the real economy.

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Public Benefit Corporation

A Public Benefit Corporation is a corporation that has voluntarily met the highest standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency. Benefit Corporations have a corporate purpose to create a material positive impact on society and the environment, have expanded the fiduciary duty of their directors to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and are required to report on their overall social and environmental performance.

Sunrise Banks’ holding company, University Financial Corp, GBC, became a Public Benefit Corporation on Jan. 2, 2015, the day the designation became legally available in Minnesota.

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