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Sustain:Green is partnering with organizations who value social and environmental responsibility.

Our social mission is the fight against global climate change. By using and promoting our cards, you advance your commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore essential rainforests, and build a community of people taking direct action.

Participation can mean new revenue, and on-going financial savings. The benefits — tangible. The timing — critical Join us and be the change.

environmental Groups & Non-Profits

A partnership with social, environmental and financial benefits

We invite you to partner with us, and empower your organization and stakeholders to reduce their CO2 footprint and conserve the rainforests.

Partners can increase their revenue stream while creating benefits for members and stakeholders.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — Help Preserve Rainforests
Increase Revenue — Engage Stakeholders
Communicate Your Commitment to the Fight Against Global Climate Change

A partnership with Sustain:Green provides branded MasterCard® and Visa® credit cards, prepaid debit cards and a direct deposit prepaid cards for payroll— in a mission to fight global climate change. A larger community unites on our interactive website, which charts your carbon footprint, and is alive with scientific information and educational tools.

WHO WE ARE

Sustain:Green is a socially responsible business whose founders combined their backgrounds in finance, green technology, and carbon markets, with their passion for sustainable living.

The result is a financial services product with social value. The convenient use of our prepaid debit and credit cards provide measurable benefits that contribute to the fight against global climate change and conserve rainforests.

BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

Awareness of the real consequences of global climate change is still inadequate. We all share a responsibility to widen an informed community through action. That’s one important reason why we are asking you to join us.

Partners benefit through revenue and cost savings, and build their reputation as a socially responsible business. The environmental benefits are shared between the organization and their stakeholders, through a measurable reduction in their carbon footprint, and rainforest conservation.

Financial benefits accrue through the reduction of payroll costs via elective direct payroll deposit, and by receiving a premium for each new member, as we grow the community of card holders.

Every organization has an environmental impact. A partnership provides environmental benefit to reduce your own carbon footprint, and extends new choices to your members. The “triple-bottom line” means that your stakeholders have online access to scientifically credible information, education, and a dynamic real-time means to measure their carbon savings. The impact is financial, social and environmental.

BENEFITS FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP

All of your stakeholders can benefit from signing up with Sustain:Green. We reduce a member’s carbon footprint by retiring carbon offsets and provide funding to the Mata No Peito rainforest preservation project. Why not bank with people who share your values and see more than just a bottom line measured in dollars? Though a partnership, the use of our co-branded cards makes an immediate impact.

HOW CAN WE FIGHT GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE TOGETHER?

Both people and organizations benefit through partnership.

Every time an employee, a member, or your administration swipes our card, you are participating in the fight against global climate change. The benefits magnify as word-of-mouth and our combined outreach grows.

Because doubt and misinformation still exists on whether or not global climate change is even real, we have made our website a dynamic go-to source of information. Here, your organization, employees and members can measure their impact; and find information to educate and inform friends, families, and colleagues.

  • Co-Market Sustain:Green

    Partners support each other. We’ll help reach your members through sponsored events, and social media. Custom designed cards may be made for larger organizations.

    The benefits are financial and environmental. You are paid for every new member who signs up, and rewarded with carbon offsets. And the carbon savings grow. For every person these cardholders sign up, your organization will receive additional carbon offsets.

  • Go Carbon Neutral

    Partners may earn an unlimited amount of free verified carbon offsets. If you are currently purchasing carbon offsets, this can be a big savings, and you can purchase additional offsets at attractive prices. As members use their cards and bring in new members, we will credit you with additional carbon reductions each month, which may be tracked and reported using our online tools.

CERTIFIED RESULTS

The non-profit American Carbon Registry (ACR) manages one of the major US carbon registries, and helped to develop the Sustain:Green program. They are part of the global non-profit Winrock International, a Rockefeller-family institution. Winrock and the ACR manage the funds for Mata No Peito, supervise our purchase and retirement of offsets, and oversee the scientific validation of all Mata No Peito projects.

Immediate Benefits

A PARTNERSHIP TO FIGHT GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Swipe your way to fight global climate change and rainforest conservation with each use. The benefits build as the partnership grows.

Revenue + Carbon
Offsets

Each time one of your members is approved for a Sustain:Green prepaid or credit card, we will retire 5,000 pounds of carbon on their behalf and, as our partner, we will reward you by retiring an additional 5,000 pounds or providing you with cash to support your mission.1

Members Who Sign
Up Members

When someone from your organization signs up a new approved cardholder with a credit card or prepaid debit card, you are awarded 2,000 pounds of carbon offsets and your member receives a carbon bonus and/or cash.1

Fight Global
Warming with Each Swipe

2 pounds of CO2 are retired with every dollar spent, and funding is provided to the Mata No Peito rainforest preservation project.2

Personal Carbon
Calculator

Each member has their own scoreboard with a carbon calculator to calculate their carbon footprint, and track their progress towards reducing it.

Environmental
Reporting

Report your organization’s efforts to sustainability using the Sustain:Green Scoreboard to show greenhouse gas reduction resulting from all the cards issued through your organization’s efforts.

Certify Your
Committment

Receive a Sustain:Green emblem to certify your efforts toward carbon neutrality.

Socially
Responsible
Credit and
Prepaid Cards

Fight climate change and preserve the rainforest.

Reduce your carbon footprint by 2 pounds for every $1 in Net Merchandise Purchases,3,4 and track your personal progress using our carbon calculator on our dynamic, interactive website.

SUSTAIN:GREEN
MASTERCARD

Reduce your carbon footprint with every swipe.


Biodegradable. A biodegradable credit card that lets you swipe your way to a healthier planet. Be kind to the planet with a credit card that does not clog our landfills.

Carbon footprint gas reduction. Reduce your carbon footprint by 5,000 pounds of CO2 with your first purchase.5

No annual fee. Low APR.

Fight Global Warming. Reduce your carbon footprint and fund rainforest protection

SUSTAIN:GREEN
PREPAIDCARD

Eliminate hidden fees and avoid the risk of credit card debt; an alternative to a traditional checking account.

Bonus at signup option. With the $35 annual flat offer, you receive a 5,000 pound carbon sign-up bonus valued at $25.6 Details: No additional monthly fees, ATM fees, PIN fees, signature fees, account access fees or customer service fees, unlike most prepaid debit cards.

Direct deposit. Sign up for direct deposit of your paycheck, receive a card for a flat fee of $2.95 and avoid all additional fees, plus receive a 5,000 pound carbon reduction bonus.7

Fight Global Warming. Reduce your carbon footprint and fund rainforest protection.

1Subject to the Terms & Conditions of Sustain:Green's Referral Program in effect at the time of the referral. Additional terms and conditions, including without limitations, Sustain:Green's Refer-A-Friend Program Terms & Conditions, may apply. Carbon footprint reduction is accomplished by Sustain:Green retiring verified carbon offsets on the American Carbon Registry.

2All of the money Sustain:Green's spends purchasing offsets is donated to Mata No Pieto to provide seed capital to innovative forestry project. These funds are managed by the non-profit Winrock International.

3For the Sustain:Green MasterCard, Carbon footprint reduction is accomplished by Sustain:Green retiring verified carbon offsets on the American Carbon Registry equal to 2 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent ("CO2" or "Carbon") for every dollar in Net Merchandise Purchases. "Net Merchandise Purchases" means purchases of merchandise or services on the Account, less any returned merchandise credits or service credits posted to the Account. Net Merchandise Purchases does not include Cash Advances, Balance Transfers or associated fees, money transfers or other fees, gaming chips, or fees or premiums for coverage or insurance to protect the balances of an Account holder's Account. Questions concerning eligible transactions and what constitutes Net Merchandise Purchases will be determined in the sole discretion of Commerce.

4For the Sustain:Green Prepaid Card, Carbon footprint reduction is accomplished by Sustain:Green retiring verified carbon offsets on the American Carbon Registry equal to 2 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent ("CO2" or "Carbon") for every dollar in Net Merchandise Purchases. "Net Merchandise Purchases" means purchases of merchandise or services on the Account, less any returned merchandise credits or service credits posted to the Account. For the Sustain:Green Prepaid Visa, Net Merchandise Purchases does not include any maintenance, usage, third-party or any other fees levied on cardholder's prepaid card account, cash advances, interest or finance charges, or quasi-cash transactions, such as, but not limited to, traveler's checks, money orders, balance transfers, money transfers, wire transfers, convenience checks, or gaming chips. For for Sustain:Green Prepaid Visa, calculation of Net Merchandise Purchases shall be determined in Sustain:Green's sole discretion.

5 Within 90 days following the account opening of your new Sustain:Green MasterCard® credit card, approved applicants must use the card to make a purchase, balance transfer, or cash advance to qualify for the 5,000 pound retirement of carbon offsets.

6 Approximate value of $25 for 5,000 pounds of carbon offsets is based on the current sales price on Sustain:Green’s website as well as other retail sources.

7See complete Terms & Conditions for Sustain:Green Prepaid Card and current fee schedule.

Business

A partnership provides social, environmental and financial benefits

We invite you to be our partner. Join a national effort that enables organizations and individuals to fight global climate change through everyday action. You can create new benefits for your employees and stakeholders, add revenue, and enhance your reputation as a socially responsible business. There are no costs for your participation, but the savings and benefits are real.

Interested in finding out more? Let's talk.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint — Help Preserve Rainforests
Increase Revenue — Engage Stakeholders
Communicate Your Commitment to the Fight Against Global Climate Change

WHO WE ARE

Sustain:Green is a socially responsible business whose founders combined their backgrounds in finance, green technology, and carbon markets, with their passion for sustainable living. The result is a financial services product with social value for use by individuals and corporations.

WHAT WE DO

We provide biodegradable MasterCard® credit cards, prepaid cards and direct deposit prepaid cards for payroll that enable organizations and individuals to demonstrate their commitment to fighting global climate change. For every dollar spent on our cards, we reduce your carbon footprint by 2 pounds, and provide direct funding for rainforest preservation.

Our mission, plain and simple, is to engage a wider community in the fight against the recognized threat of global climate change. Consumers, employees and other stakeholders are demanding action. Sustain:Green provides a tangible way to involve everyone within your sphere of influence—and respond to public expectations with measurable results. Reducing carbon emissions is a critical part of any corporate sustainability program.

As a participating partner, you receive financial, environmental and reputational benefits.

CERTIFIED RESULTS

The non-profit American Carbon Registry (ACR) manages one of the major US carbon registries, and helped develop the Sustain:Green program. They are part of the global non-profit Winrock International, a Rockefeller-family institution, and an approved offset project registry for California's carbon emissions cap-and-trade program. When we purchase and retire carbon offsets, we provide direct funding to Mata No Peito's Brazilian rainforest preservation and reforestation initiatives. Winrock and the ACR manage the funds for Mata No Peito, supervise our purchase and retirement of offsets, and oversee the scientific validation of all Mata No Peito projects.

OUR PRODUCTS

Credit Card

Our biodegradable Sustain:Green MasterCard is truly unique with an unmatched set of features designed to fight climate change and sustain the planet.

Commerce Bank is the issuer of the Sustain:Green MasterCard and manages all aspects of the credit card not specifically related to the rewards program. Commerce Bank operates as a super-community bank offering an array of sophisticated financial products delivered with high-quality, personal customer service. Commerce Bank's excellence has been recognized by the industry. For the fifth consecutive year, Commerce Bank is among the top ten on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Banks, ranking tenth on the list. As part of its overall focus on social responsibility, Commerce Bank considers sustainability factors in all facets of its business.

Prepaid Card

Our prepaid card is a true checking account replacement product. It combines the best features of a checking account, with the flexibility of a debit card. Cardholders can manage their finances and pay bills using a mobile device or computer, and even create a savings account. There are no overdraft or maintenance fees, and credit card debt is avoided.

For a low annual fee, we eliminate all of our monthly and usage fees. Cardholders who use payroll direct deposit may have all of our monthly and usage fees waived, while avoiding bank and check cashing fees. Employers reduce their payroll costs on payroll direct deposit.

Employees can benefit by using a secure alternative to cash, while teaching their teenagers financial responsibility.

BENEFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Every business has an environmental impact.

A Sustain:Green partnership helps reduce your and your employee's carbon footprint, and adds to your reputation as a responsible corporate citizen.

Education and Resources

Employers can help employees and families deepen their understanding of the science behind global climate change, and introduce SustainGreen.com as a resource to help them become educated consumers, with lifestyle options that support a healthier environment.

Financial Benefits

Corporate partners receive a premium for each new member, which may consist of cash and/or verified carbon offsets. If you are currently purchasing carbon offsets, the savings could be substantial. In addition, as your employees sign up for direct payroll deposit, payroll costs go down.

Savings on carbon offsets

Your partnership entitles your company to receive a deep discount and significant savings on the purchase of additional carbon offsets, in addition to the free offsets you will earn, along with use of our tools to estimate your overall carbon footprint. There is no cost to participate, and the benefits can be substantial.

Public Reporting

More and more companies have demonstrated a commitment to report on their environmental initiatives. We provide reporting on the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that have been retired as a result of your participation. And the scale of your carbon reduction can grow. For every additional person your employees sign up, your organization will receive more carbon offsets.

In addition your participation in high-visibility rainforest preservation is included at no incremental cost.

Sustain:Green offers one of the only biodegradable credit cards in the U.S., addressing the problem of landfill waste.

Social Responsibility is Good for Business

Companies are rewarded for doing good. Businesses focused on sustainability achieve above average stock performance and significantly outperform peers in ROA and ROE. Beyond pure financial measures, these companies also demonstrate higher employee satisfaction, greater productivity, less turnover and better quality of talent.

BENEFITS FOR YOUR STAKEHOLDERS

Partners can provide new and engaging benefits for their employees and other stakeholders at no cost, beginning with the environmental rewards earned by using our cards.

Broad & Measurable Empowerment

Every stakeholder can become engaged in addressing the challenge of global climate change and rainforest preservation, earning benefits just by using our cards.

Reducing Emissions, Preserving the Rainforest, and Tracking Results

Everyone — employees, management, customers and all stakeholders— realize immediate benefits every time they use our cards. With each purchase they achieve two important goals, reducing their carbon footprint and financing rainforest preservation efforts.

The carbon reduction is tracked on our website, both for individuals, and the aggregate results of your company's participation.

But involvement does not stop there.

The SustainGreen.com Community

Members are invited to interact with a larger community. SustainGreen.com is a dynamic source of climate change information that's based on sound science. Individual or group cardholders can use our social tools to track and set personal and company-wide carbon footprint reduction goals, while challenging others to match their achievements.

We believe an informed employee is a direct employer benefit. SustainGreen.com will continue to develop as a destination site for reliable news and information. It is an interactive hub to share ideas and actions for anyone interested in the impact of global climate change.

THE RISING EXPECTATIONS OF STAKEHOLDERS

Sustainability is a permanent part in 70% of US corporate agendas, and concern about global climate change is the #1 cause among consumers. Developing a partnership answers external stakeholders on the importance you place on an important sustainable business practice — and adds to your reputation as a socially responsible company.

Recent surveys document the importance consumers and employees place on sustainability:

  • 80% believe global climate change is a serious threat
  • 80% are likely to switch to a brand that supports a cause, such as fighting climate change
  • 76% (age Gen-Y) demand that their brands be environmentally conscious
  • 54% consider sustainability in selecting a product/brand
  • 80% want to work for companies prioritizing sustainability

Green Websites, Publishers & Bloggers

A partnership provides social, environmental and financial benefits

We invite you to become a Sustain:Green Affiliate. Support a national effort that enables organizations and individuals to fight global climate change through everyday action. You can earn money and reduce your organization’s carbon footprint. There are no costs for your participation, but the benefits are real.

Interested in finding out more? Let's talk.

AFFILIATE BENEFITS

Spread the word about our cards and earn money when someone you referred becomes a cardholder and uses their card within 90 days following account opening. We provide you with a custom referral link that you can include on your website, in social media posts or emails. We also have a library of images you can use, along with suggested text. In addition to earning money, we will also retire additional carbon offsets on your behalf, reducing your carbon footprint.

For full details on the Sustain:Green Affiliate program is available at http://affiliate.sustaingreen.com. Please read the Sustain:Green MasterCard Affiliate Program Terms and Conditions, available at this site, for additional details.

Through the Affiliate Program You can help advance the fight against climate change, while reducing Your carbon footprint and providing funding to help preserve rainforests. All while earning money and reducing your organization’s carbon footprint.

WHO WE ARE

Sustain:Green is a socially responsible business whose founders combined their backgrounds in finance, green technology, and carbon markets, with their passion for sustainable living. The result is a financial services product with social value for use by individuals and corporations.

WHAT WE DO

We provide biodegradable MasterCard® credit cards that enable organizations and individuals to demonstrate their commitment to fighting global climate change. For every dollar spent on our cards, we reduce your carbon footprint by 2 pounds, and provide direct funding for rainforest preservation.

Our mission, plain and simple, is to engage a wider community in the fight against the recognized threat of global climate change. Consumers, employees and other stakeholders are demanding action. Sustain:Green provides a tangible way to involve everyone within your sphere of influence—and respond to public expectations with measurable results. Reducing carbon emissions is a critical part of any corporate sustainability program.

As a participating partner, you receive financial, environmental and reputational benefits.

CERTIFIED RESULTS

The non-profit American Carbon Registry (ACR) manages one of the major US carbon registries, and helped develop the Sustain:Green program. They are part of the global non-profit Winrock International, a Rockefeller-family institution, and an approved offset project registry for California's carbon emissions cap-and-trade program. When we purchase and retire carbon offsets, we provide direct funding to Mata No Peito's Brazilian rainforest preservation and reforestation initiatives. Winrock and the ACR manage the funds for Mata No Peito, supervise our purchase and retirement of offsets, and oversee the scientific validation of all Mata No Peito projects.

OUR PRODUCTS

Credit Card

Our biodegradable Sustain:Green MasterCard is truly unique with an unmatched set of features designed to fight climate change and sustain the planet.

Commerce Bank is the issuer of the Sustain:Green MasterCard and manages all aspects of the credit card not specifically related to the rewards program. Commerce Bank operates as a super-community bank offering an array of sophisticated financial products delivered with high-quality, personal customer service. Commerce Bank's excellence has been recognized by the industry. For the fifth consecutive year, Commerce Bank is among the top ten on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Banks, ranking tenth on the list. As part of its overall focus on social responsibility, Commerce Bank considers sustainability factors in all facets of its business.

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Let’s be partners. We believe that partnerships are a constructive way to combine forces and mutually support each other’s mission.

Please contact us to learn more, and share your thoughts.

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