Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sang "Sweet Emotion" at a benefit in Central Park Monday night. His co-honoree, Jean-Yves Fillion, the chief executive officer of U.S. operations at the French bank BNP Paribas, was more reserved.
Here’s a community bank that is growing goodwill with local residents — literally. The staff at an Independence Bank branch in Hopkins County, Ky., tends an acre of farmland before and after work, with their crops going to help feed the needy.
To head off ethical concerns often raised by university-corporate partnerships, Bank of the West is not paying kickbacks for accounts. Instead it is cultivating student input and chipping in for scholarships, internships and emergency food assistance.