Banks, Credit Unions, & Community Investing Institutions

Green Business Standard

Restored & Protected Environment

Required

  • Operates a green office
  • Banking and investing practices protect the environment

Preferred

  • Member or supporter of an organization, coalition, or network that works to improve environmental conditions nationally or globally

Social & Economic Justice

Required

  • Discusses values on website; operates with transparency
  • Clear policies that outline responsible subprime lending practices
  • Discourage over-indebtedness of customers from credit card borrowing or loans
  • Clear policies governing where customers’ money may or may not be invested
  • Engagement with communities is culturally appropriate
  • Supports economic development where the financial institution is based and/or in low-to-moderate income communities

Preferred

  • Member or supporter of an organization, coalition, or network that works to improve social conditions nationally or globally
  • Diverse customer base

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