Carol L. Hoffer, CLU
Sustainable Business Practices
Carol Hoffer, a Financial Representative with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, has taken the initiative to reduce waste in her office. Ms. Hoffer employs many paper-saving practices, including double-sided printing, paperless invoicing and communicating with clients using electronic documents and email. In addition, she reuses many typical office products, including folders, envelopes, boxes, toner cartridges and coffee mugs, in order to reduce waste from its source. Even after all of this, Ms. Hoffer finds time to recycle white paper and cans, which she delivers to a transfer station by herself. Ms. Hoffer also saves energy in her office by using compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs, by enabling ENERGY STAR features on her office equipment and placing external lights on timers. Ms. Hoffers commitment to the environment makes her a role model for members of the financial community.