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The Guide to Sustainable Banking 2012



We’re genuinely thrilled to introduce Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Banking – a rundown of the best, ethical, sustainable and responsible banking options in the UK, containing inspirational interviews with the leaders of the biggest names in this vibrant sector.

Scandal after scandal in the mainstream banking world is, quite simply, not good enough. We have set out to present you with just a few of the better choices for your savings and day-to-day banking. With the five major banking groups controlling 85% of personal current accounts in the UK, there has to be an alternative.

We recently ran a poll on our website asking whether our readers had switched banks in the past twelve months as a result of these various scandals and the financial crisis. Thirty-five per cent of those polled said they had already switched and 5% said they were planning on doing so in the next year, but it’s the 60% of people who are still yet to be persuaded about the alternatives to mainstream banking that we’re directing our Guide at.

We are genuinely confident that if presented with a sensible, balanced argument for the sustainable banking options – which the interviewees in our Guide deliver eloquently and powerfully – people will do the right thing and move away from those banks that have done so much harm to our society and planet.

So we really hope you enjoy our Guide. Please read, share, comment, and most importantly, act upon it. Who you bank with probably seems like a minor decision, but it might be one of the most game-changing things you’ve ever done.

Click here to download the Guide to Sustainable Banking 2012 (10.5MB file).

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You can also access the report on Issuu and Scribd.

This is the fourth report in our 2012 Guide to… series, in which have already covered sustainable investmentsustainable tourism and limitless clean energy.