• August 21, 2014

    There are few passages in the Bible that I feel more strongly about than the parable of the talents. This is partly because of the worrying ideas that are justified by the way it is usually interpreted. I am convinced we have been reading the parable “upside down”.

  • January 15, 2014

    Scottish Greens and their independent allies are stepping up their calls for a move towards genuine diversity in the banking sector.

  • August 26, 2013

    A number of major financial institutions are investigating telecoms firm BT over its alleged involvement in the US’ covert drone warfare programme.

  • May 11, 2012

    On the eve of the local elections, some extraordinary remarks by a Minister probably got less attention than they deserved.

    Defence Secretary and multi-millionaire property developer Philip Hammond tried to shift the blame for the financial crisis in the direction of ordinary UK households, saying, ‘the banks had to lend to someone’ and the people who took out loans were ‘consenting adults’.

  • April 26, 2012

    The World Development Movement will protest at the AGM of Barclays’ bank over the company’s role in fuelling global hunger by betting on food prices.

  • January 31, 2012

    Corporate bodies and their key executives should be accountable for criminal negligence and reckless misconduct, says civil rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

  • January 29, 2012

    Barclays Bank has won a 'shame award', for speculating on food prices. The award was presented in Davos to coincide with the World Economic Forum.

  • January 23, 2012

    Quakers in Geneva have spoken out strongly against the "unethical behaviour" of banks and other financial institutions based in their own country.

  • January 21, 2012

    Occupy London, itself battling eviction from outside St Paul's Cathedral, has repossessed Roman House, an abandoned financial services office building.

  • December 12, 2011

    When Vince Cable recently called for workers to be given a seat on company boards, and a say on what their bosses are paid, the business community was predictably dismissive.