(Brussels) “Ethical and sustainable banks are financially sound and perform better than mainstream ones”. This is according to the second Report on Ethical and Sustainable Finance in Europe that will be presented at a panel discussion at the European Parliament in Brussels this afternoon. The Report shows that “ethical banks have not suffered significant losses during the last financial crisis”. Furthermore, they “provide citizens with a great opportunity”, that of making their contribution to “a more cohesive, inclusive and supportive Europe”. Andrea Baranes (President of the Foundation for Ethical Finance) will present the report today, alongside Claudia Tosi (President of “Cooperativa Centro Moda Polesano”) and Jose Barbero Sampedro (Trabensol). The presentation will be followed by a debate moderated by Gabriele Giuglietti (head of international and institutional relations at Banca Etica) with MEPs and stakeholders from the financial sector.