• Nachhaltige Banken: Blumen mit Geld
    Climate Crisis,  Money

    Sustainable Banks – Every Euro is a Ballot!

    This is the sequel to the article “Is Your Bank also Investing in the Destruction of Our Future?”. While the focus there was primarily on the devastating investments and business practices of many commercial banks, in this part we look at possible solutions: sustainable banks. We cannot wait for the commercial banks to become aware of their ethical and ecological responsibility and finally to systematically pursue divestment, i.e. to withdraw their (actually our) money from fossil fuel projects. Rather, each and every one of us should consider whether our own money would not be better off with a sustainable bank. Sustainable banks, what is that supposed to be? “Sustainability” is…

  • Destruktive Geschäftsbanken: Geldschein klemmt in einem Baumstumpf.
    Climate Crisis,  Money

    Is Your Bank also Investing in the Destruction of Our Future?

    Next week I’ll be at the Klima-Café Plus Lübeck to give a presentation on sustainable banks. I take this as an opportunity to dedicate two blog posts to this topic. 🙂 Here’s part one – on destructive commercial banks and their climate-damaging investments. (For part two, see Sustainable banks – every euro is a ballot!) What have banks got to do with the climate crisis? While the corona pandemic dominates the media, the climate crisis continues unabated. Even if the seriousness of the situation has not yet been realized by everyone, many people now know what they can do to make their personal contribution to climate protection: Use bicycles, buses…