As far as the Co-operative Bank, the first UK bank to launch an ethical stance, is concerned, sustainability is about adjusting what it does, not simply making it transparent. In its 2001 CSR report the Cooperative bank advised: 1) It had refused 2.5 million pounds sterling of business on ethical grounds; 2) That approximately 98% of the bank’s electricity came from renewable sources; 3) That its water consumption had been reduced 9.1%; 4) It had saved 33.5 million ounds sterling primarily fro...

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13.2 Build shareholder relationships
12.4 Implement resource preservation program

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