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Culture vs. the Ethical Bank

So long as banks are solely focused on short-term interests and are rooted in maximizing profit, there is no intrinsic motivation for change.…
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Millenial Voices: Navigating the Intersection of Race, Sexuality and Profession

Having been called on as a millennial to share my story for this article, I’m a little less suspicious of the label, and…
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Where Does Your Cash Sleep at Night?

A HIP investor investigates their bank or credit union: how it functions, where customer funds are loaned or invested, how it can benefit…
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‘Too Big to Fail’ Banks Less Profitable, More Risky than Sustainability-Focused Banks

How many are "too sustainable to fail?" At least 15 banks worldwide in the new (GABV), with assets of $26 billion in assets…
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Capital One: Another Too-Big-To-Fail Bank?

By Bartlett Naylor With the American economy continuing to stumble amid the debris from the Wall Street crash, on February 14 the Federal…
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Can Business Do Its Part to Stop the Bahrain Tragedy?

One year after the February 14 uprising, Bahrain's government is still harassing its citizens and denying them basic human rights. Can businesses operating…
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AbleBanking: A New Bank the Big Ones Shouldn’t Ignore

Did you know Bank of America donated around $200 million last year to charitable causes? It sounds impressive, until you find out that…

How Islamic Finance can Contribute to the Global Economy

While not many ordinary Western consumers understand the principles of Islamic finance, an increasing number of Western institutions have begun to incorporate its…
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Thriving Microfinance Sector Strengthens Colombia’s Economy

Nearly 50% of Colombia's 46 million citizens live below the poverty line. Microfinance organizations such as Colombians Supporting Colombians (CAC) are giving budding…
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How to Engage Bank Employees that Lack Passion for the Job

Not all the employees in the banking sector are like Cosmo Kramer. Many of them work in banks for various reasons other than…

Bank of America Vows to Reduce GHG Emissions by 15 Percent

Bank of America announced yesterday that it has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15 percent by 2015 based…
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Banking the Unbanked: How Savings Circles Can Help the Poor Build Affordable Access to Capital

We are MBA business students at Presidio Graduate School studying the financial activities of low-to-moderate income individuals; in particular, we are studying systemic…
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Growing Profits in Marshes; Can Foundations Help Spur Mitigation Banking Markets?

This semester I am working with a colleague, Lindsey Herrema, to analyze the Wetland Mitigation Banking industry. In our study, we identified a…
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Haitians Find Hope in Mobile Money

Haitians have endured a most excruciating year.  Recovery from the January earthquake has progressed far too slowly, funds promised for the relief effort…
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Will Money Talk? Banks Shy from “Dirty” Projects

One of the biggest breakthroughs in the area of corporate social responsibility came when major corporations looked at their social and environmental impact…