Five million consumers to draw up ethical investment strategy

Author: Alex Blyth, Ethical Corporation, Published on: 29 September 2004

Co-operative Insurance Services [part of Co-operative Group] is to send a questionnaire to its customers on human rights, dealing with oppressive regimes, protecting vulnerable workers, pollution and genetically modified crops...It has been an active shareholder for many years, but has previously followed ethical principles devised by the society’s staff. It is now asking its customers to tell it how to use its investment muscle to pressure companies to behave better. [also refers to Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group)]

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Related companies: Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group) Co-operative Group Co-operative Insurance Society (part of Co-operative Group)