Built a tool that scours the websites of banks and notifies BankTrack whenever a bank has updated their policies.
BankTrack is an international tracking and campaigning organisation targeting private sector commercial banks and the activities they finance. BankTrack’s mission is to stop banks from financing harmful business activities; to promote a banking sector that respects human rights and contributes to just societies and a healthy planet; and to support fellow civil society organisations in their engagement with banks.
BankTrack keeps a database of about 190 banks, listing, among other things, their basic information, policies, and dodgy deals. These bank profiles are currently updated manually. In this project, CorrelAid Netherlands built a tool that scours the websites of banks and notifies BankTrack whenever a bank has updated their policies. Automating this process will save BankTrack valuable time and help them act swiftly in a changing policy landscape.