2011

October 24, 2011

Royal Dutch Embassy Event Provides Antidote to Economic Gloom

October 21, 2011 – As the World Bank and IMF warned that the global economy had entered a “dangerous new phase”, pioneers of an emerging movement of sustainable banks came together at a specially convened event to ask if values-based banking can sustainably finance the future. This is a brief note to reflect the highlights […]

September 19, 2011

Integral joins GABV network

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks, announces a new member today. SAC Apoyo Integral, S.A (Integral – www.integral.com.sv), a microfinance institution from El Salvador, is the fourteenth member of the expanding network which aims to build a progressive new approach to finance. Announcing Integral’s membership, Global Alliance […]

September 16, 2011

Royal Netherlands Embassy hosts sustainable finance round table

September 16, 2011 – The Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values will host a round table discussion to explore how values-based banking can finance a more sustainable future (Washington, D.C.) – As the World Bank and IMF annual meetings bring together economic ministers from around the world next week, the […]

July 21, 2011

Rockefeller funding boosts fund and impact measurement work

$200,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation to support fund and impact measurement research. Download the pdf July 21, 2011 – The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks, has received a grant of $200,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation for research to support the development of a new fund which […]

June 22, 2011

Sustainable banking network issues Lima Declaration on financial regulation

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (“GABV”) is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable development for unserved people, communities and the environment. Our members provide banking services with business models based on the following values: Using money as a tool for enhancing the quality of life through human, social, cultural […]

May 2, 2011

Banking in Bangladesh: which way now?

Rumee Ali, Chairman of GABV member BRAC Bank and former deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank examines the role of Bangladesh’s Central Bank. It does seem like the Bangladesh Bank has painted itself into a corner. That is what the perception is. With the inflation elbowing in, yet there is pressure to hold interest rates down, […]

April 11, 2011

A Call to Action

The following statement was created by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values at its third annual meeting in Lima and Ica, Peru in March 2011 Having just suffered the shockwaves of the global financial crisis, the world is now on the brink of facing huge further crises: food shortages, depletion of critical natural resources, […]

April 6, 2011

Global Alliance for Banking on Values Annual Meeting 2011

Read the Gloabal Alliance for Banking on Values five steps to change the world. Point of Departure Sunday 6 March 2011 We meet for a final, short morning to reflect on a powerful meeting. The group gets specific, committing to actions discussed the previous day, inspired by the ideas of the Values Ambassadors in particular – […]

March 3, 2011

Global Network of Sustainable Banks Plots Better Future for Banking

Leaders of the world’s sustainable banks come together to remake modern banking in challenging times, at the third meeting of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) The world’s only network of independent banks that combine poverty and environmental issues, meets in Lima today to build a positive future for the banking industry. The […]

February 27, 2011

GABV Chair Wins Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics

In the Autumn of 2010 Global Alliance for Banking on Values Chair, and the CEO of Triodos Bank, Peter Blom, received the Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics, awarded by the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, for “his strides and leadership in responsible banking”. Find out more about Peter Blom’s vision for […]

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Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

At the Clinton Global Initiative in September of 2009, the GABV made a landmark commitment.

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