You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:
en/ecumenical-council-for-corporate-responsibility-publishes-report-on-the-full-range-of-social-responsibility-concerns-for-financial-institutions#c57150

[PDF] full report: "The Banks and Society: Rebuilding Trust – social, ethical and environmental concerns"

Author: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) , Published on: 21 February 2011

This report discusses…issues arising as an indirect consequence of the way banks do business – such as concerns about negative environmental and human rights outcomes, corruption and developing country debt…[B]anks have a responsibility to ensure as far as possible that their products and services enhance rather than undermine human rights…[B]anks’ equal opportunities statements and flexible and ‘family friendly’ working policies – informal barriers still discriminate against women with respect to recruitment, terms and conditions, and career progression… [Banks should] [a]pply social and environmental criteria to lending benefiting from export credit agency support to ensure that loans do not contribute to corruption, environmental degradation or human rights problems…

Read the full post here

Related companies: Banco Santander (see Santander) Barclays Co-operative Bank (part of Co-operative Group) Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) (part of Co-operative Group) Danske Bank HSBC Lloyds Marks & Spencer Metro Group Nationwide Building Society Northern Rock Royal Bank of Scotland Sainsbury's Santander Standard Chartered Tesco Triodos Bank