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UK: Ethical consumers buck the recession

Spending on products that carry a green or ethical label has grown by almost a fifth over the last two years, in spite of the recession, according to the latest report by Co-operative Financial Services.

Organic labelling under attack over addition of food miles factor

Ethical shopping company the Co-operative Group has attacked the move by the Soil Association to include a prohibition of air freighted goods within its organic labelling system.

UK: Christian group calls for boycott of UK's ethical bank

The organisation Christian Voice has called on all Christians to boycott the Co-operative Bank, widely known in the UK for its ethical policy, after being told to close its account due to the group's 'homophobic views'.

UK: Best social and environmental reporters recognised

The Co-operative Bank has been named as the UK company that had produced the best sustainability report in the last year by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) awards. Shell International was runner-up.

Co-op Bank extends ethical approach to mortgages

The UK's Co-operative Bank is to extend its ethical stance on financial products to include mortgages.

Co-operative Bank moves to green energy

The UK's Co-operative Bank has announced the move for virtually all of its branches onto a green energy supply. The move means that the Bank has now reduced its total CO2 emissions by 90 per cent since 1997, using a combination of sustainable sourcing and energy efficiency.

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Social responsibility and finance - on the precipice

In a recent article, the BBC's economics editor Robert Peston highlighted the fact that in 2012 the chances are that the economy - punch drunk as it is from the various flavours of debt crisis it has been pummelled with over the course of the year - will be hit by the collapse of a major bank and / or government.