I kid you not. A New York Times reporter tried to slip in this little green bonus to Goldman Sachs in the paper’s story on the levereraged buyout of the energy company, TXU:
People involved in the negotiations said that Goldman Sachs, an adviser and lender to the buyers, helped broker peace with environmental groups and sought their support for the transaction. Goldman Sachs has been one of the most aggressive firms on Wall Street about taking action on climate change; the company sends its bankers home at night in hybrid limousines.
Sorry for the profanity but…big fucking deal. What do they want–a medal? You send your fat cat bankers home at night in a hybrid limo that’s still an environemental outrage.