It’s Our Business To Say No
It’s Our Business To Say No

It’s Our Business To Say NO

“Sometimes it’s our business to say NO: The Co-operative Bank’s Ethical Policy is based on the ethical concerns of its customers. The Bank refuses to invest in businesses whose activities are in direct conflict with the ethical concerns of its customers.”

(Say NO! Show the world you care.
Wear your halo over your stocks and shares)

Come and join the customers who care
Actively supporting your welfare – Yeah!

(Say NO! Show the world you care.
Wear your halo in our branches everywhere)

If you’re failing to meet basic human rights
Or not paying a wage for a reasonable life
Or supplying arms to oppressive regimes
Growing addictive plants that lead to disease
Using farming techniques that will ruin the soil
And harvesting resources ‘til there’s nothing left at all
Animal testing for my blemishes and warts
And trading in fur, or chasing foxes for “sport”:

Come and join the customers who care
Or take your flawed philosophy elsewhere – Yeah!

You can bank on me – just tick my boxes.
You can bank on me – buy me some organic wool soxes.

(Say YEAH! Show the world you care.
Wear your halo…………)

So give careful thought about where you invest your billions
Try Community Finance and give power to millions
Buy your Fair Trade jim-jams and eco-toiletry
For the people of the world who need stability
Save on energy and help reduce the cost
Take the power that’s free from a renewable source
And everything rosy in the world will be
When we’re ethi-cool and GM-free:

Come and bank with us today!


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