Earlier this year, thousands of RAN supporters wrote to Deutsche Bank boss Josef Achermenn to urge that his bank cease financing mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. Deutsche Bank have given us their first response, however… it’s a little dry. So I’m going to have a go at translating the ‘bankers-speak’ into plain English.
Deutsche Bank’s words are in italics, my ‘translations’ are in bold.
Deutsche Bank regards the responsible treatment of the environment as an integral part of its corporate identity. Within the framework of our certified sustainability management system we take environmental, social and governance issues very seriously, and we therefore take your concerns equally seriously. We have carefully studied your letter and consulted internally with the relevant business units.
From blog: Ran by Amanda Starbuck on 2011-06-07 23:04:00