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Bankers Shout Down Environmentalist During Bank of America Q&A

Brian Moynihan
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It looks as if the passion for green investment has officially taken flight from Wall Street.


At the start of the question and answer portion of Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan's presentation this morning, someone stood up to ask about global warming and the bank's financing of coal-fueled power.

The audience, mostly composed of bankers attending a Barclays conference, immediately erupted in loud boos. The questioner was ignored by Moynihan, who apparently did not regard the question as legitimate.

Environmentally friendly investment strategies are, apparently, not very popular with this crowd.

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