Article | Harvard Business Review | April 2014

Can an 'Ethical' Bank Support Guns and Fracking?

by Christopher Marquis and Juan Almandoz


A case study is presented on business ethics and bank management. The situation facing the president of a community bank established to operate as a green business and to consider ethical issues of bank loans when it is considering an application for a large commercial loan by a firearms industry company in its community is examined.


Marquis, Christopher, and Juan Almandoz. "Can an 'Ethical' Bank Support Guns and Fracking?" R1404L. Harvard Business Review 92, no. 4 (April 2014): 123–127.