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ShoreBank and the 'Triple Bottom Line': Too Important to Fail?

The story of ShoreBank has caught national attention, as this relatively small, so-called “community development bank” has been the target for bailout assistance via state and federal taxpayer money. In the past, particular banks have received assistance if they were

Shorebank Legacy: Microfinance Under the Microscope

As the Central Illinois 9/12 Project has briefly written about in the past, one form of banking in which Shorebank is engaged is microfinance, especially in foreign countries. As this is not a type of finance that is well known

Dem Leaders Block Probe of ShoreBank — Inquiring Minds Want to Know Why

The Central Illinois 9/12 Project became the first to expose — beginning this past March on BigGovernment.com – Shorebank’s extensive green and microfinancing agendas, in anticipation of that bank’s impending bailout. Shorebank, a Chicago-based, community investment bank, is focused on

Political Activism at the National Cancer Institute

On May 17th, President Obama announced that he would nominate Harold Varmus, MD as the next director of the National Cancer Institute. Given the President’s commitment to the passage of universal health care reform and his promise to “restore science

Shorebank Bailout: The Ties that Bind

The Central Illinois 9/12 Project became one of the first to expose — beginning this past March on BigGovernment.com — Shorebank’s extensive green and microfinancing agendas, in anticipation of that bank’s impending bailout. Shorebank, a Chicago-based, community-based investment bank, is

ShoreBank: Too Green to Fail?

As the Central Illinois 912 Project has addressed previously on BigGovernment.com, Shorebank is a community bank based out of Chicago that is engaged in microfinancing — a hybrid of capitalism and social justice. They have been supported and promoted by

The Star Players in the ShoreBank Story

The Shorebank story is quite complicated and filled with literally hundreds — if not thousands — of individuals who have been in some way involved in the unfolding of an intriguing saga. It has been difficult to narrow down the

ShoreBank: A Key To Green Jobs

If you ask people on the street (outside of Chicago) if they have ever heard of ShoreBank, the answer would likely be “no.” While ShoreBank isn’t a Goldman Sachs, a Bank of America, or a JP Morgan, to the Progressives,

Shorebank: The First 'Green' Bank

Since its founding, ShoreBank has been a progressive-minded bank focused on community development. However, it soon adopted the progressive commitment to environmentalism after founders Ron Grzywinski and Mary Houghton were approached in 1993 by Ecotrust, an environmentally-conscious firm focusing on

ShoreBank, Sharia Law and Bank Bailouts

We all know what the words “debt,” “taxpayer,” and “interest” mean, but how many people know what the words “jizya”, “dhimmi” and “Grameen” mean? In order to understand the precipice of disaster that the banking system is resting upon today,