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The financial and economic crisis has affected banks the world over,but some institutions,known as 'ethical banks' seem to have benefited. This is because many investors feel insecure and are looking for alternatives to conventional banks.Business at GLS Bank has boomed since October 2008. Queries almost doubled compared with the previous year and the customer base is growing. GLS had 55,000 customers in 2007,a year later,there were 62,000. At the same time,total assets rose some 27 percent to 1.32 billion euros. GLS's recipe for success is to employ deposits exclusively for environmental,social and cultural projects,so savers' money is used both sensibly and sustainably. Elisabeth Pongratz visits an organic bakery that has received a loan from GLS bank. At head office,customers,staff and the bank's founder explain how money can be made ethically.