From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published October 17, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Environmentally Sensitive Banking

Are you looking for a place that will bring a return on your money, but will help the environment as well? There is a bank where you can do just that.


Jerry Kay spoke to Dave Williams, CEO of ShoreBank Pacific.



Environmentally Sensitive Banking



Williams says that ShoreBank Pacific is a commercial bank like any other, except that it has a mission of community development -- and that development must be environmentally sensitive. The bank has scientists on staff to help borrowers lighten their environmental footprint.


The bank started via a nonprofit called EcoTrust, which focuses on the preservation on the forests from San Francisco to Alaska. EcoTrust believed that a strong economy leads to sustainability, and helped to form ShoreBank Pacific with ShoreBank of Chicago.


If you want to learn more about ShoreBank Pacific, visit the bank's website at www.eco-bank.com.


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