Ethical and alternative financing
A review of some of the alternatives available on the market
Choosing a bank in accordance with the type of society it supports is not easy. Ethical banking means the entity is only involved in activities that it considers add positive social, ecological or cultural value. In conventional banking, no ecological or social criteria are applied to decision making. There is, however, a wide range of approaches (from the major banks to small savings banks) with notably different impacts on society.