Corporate and social responsibility

This afternoon I sent the following message to the Amalgamated Bank community: The events of this past weekend in Charlottesville have at the same time saddened and angered us. They have forced many Americans to once again reflect on the issues that continue to divide us as a nation.

Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has encumbered the fourth-largest city in the US, and new concerns are mounting from ongoing rain and flood damage.

The tensions surrounding recent actions taken by North Korea have reignited the conversation around nuclear weapons and warfare.

It seems every day there’s another big corporation in the news for flagrantly violating the public’s trust—whether it’s failing to protect consumers’ health, safety or privacy, putting bogus transactions or accounts on the books, or neglecting environmental hazards in favor of the heedless pursuit of profits and shareholder returns.

It’s #BankingOnValues Day, a time when ethical citizens and leading change-makers around the world come together to celebrate the social, economic, and environmental good that responsible finance can generate.