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January 18, 2016

Banco Ademi Joins the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

Signalling a growing appetite for the values-based banking movement ZEIST, THE NETHERLANDS: The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of the world’s leading values-based banks, today officially welcomed Banco Ademi (Dominican Republic) as its newest member. This marks an increase in membership for the GABV to 28 banks and banking cooperatives, all […]

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January 1, 2016

First Investments by Fund with $1 Billion Ambition to Impact Banking

Delivering growth capital globally to real economy banking serving real human needs LUXEMBOURG: Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies SICAV – SIF (SFRE, pronounced Sapphire) has made its first investments totalling just under USD 10 million in Banco Vision (Paraguay) and Financiera Desyfin (Costa Rica), in line with its strategy of advancing social, environmental and […]

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December 21, 2015

Season’s Greetings

Dear colleagues, dear friends, After just over six months of working together, 2015 is coming to an end and Christmas is knocking at our doors. I am privileged to have already witnessed such passion, commitment and drive; it makes me feel like I have been working with you all for a much longer time. It […]

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December 11, 2015

GABV & EU Work on Economy For The Common Good

In February 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee decided to draw up an own-initiative opinion on the Economy for the Common Good (ECG), which was adopted on September 17 by 144 votes to 13 with 11 abstentions. After achieving this relevant milestone and in order to tackle the goal of a European Ethical Common […]

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December 10, 2015

GABV eZine_Winter 2015

GABV eZine_Winter 2015 We’ve got the launch of the new GABV Research Report; a letter from Bill Clinton; CEO insights; blogs; Chapter newsletters; member campaign highlights; insights from our Executive Director; events; and GABV people powering change. We hope you enjoy the issue. If you’d like to contribute please email the editor, Linda Ryan at Linda.Ryan@gabv.org. Subscribe to our eZine. […]

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December 10, 2015

Member Campaigns & Initiatives

ABS (Switzerland) ABS receives the Sustainability Innovation Award by the Business School Lausanne for its sustainability-based corporate culture. (Language: German) Learn more. Affinity Credit Union (Canada) Affinity is featured in the new Credit Union Community and Economic Impact Report highlighting their work in community and economic development. Learn more. Assiniboine Credit Union (Canada) Assiniboine joins International Credit […]

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December 10, 2015

Frans De Clerck, GABV Catalyst, Wins Citizenship Award

The gap between entrepreneurship and social engagement may sometimes look insurmountable. For this reason the 2015 Citizenship Award is given to two people who demonstrate that succesfull entrepreneurship is compatible with good citizenship and with an ethical and respectful approach to people, society and planet. Award recipients also prove that entrepreneurship can be an extremely […]

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December 10, 2015

Bill Clinton Recognises Southern Bancorp and the GABV

The October GABV North American Chapter meeting was recently hosted by member, Southern Bancorp in Arkansas (USA). Afterwards, a special letter was received acknowledging the work of GABV members and Southern Bancorp in building the #BankingOnValues movement. Here’s what former US President, Bill Clinton, had to say… ‘Since 2009, GABV has upheld its mission to leverage […]

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December 10, 2015

People Powering Change

Frans De Clerck, GABV Catalyst, Wins Citizenship Award Frans is a pioneer in the banking world and a perfect example of a socially responsible banker, not only in Belgium but also abroad. In 1993 he was Co-founder and Director of the Belgian branch of  Triodos Bank. From the beginning, the idea was to invest in […]

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December 10, 2015

#BankingOnValues Blogs

Peru’s top tips on how to do #BankingOnValues. Carolina Benavides, GABV (Peru)  ‘I recently attended the World Bank’s International Sustainable Finance Forum in Peru. The event gathered central bankers, financial regulators, and banking associations from across multiple continents, plus international financial institutions, banks, and experts, donors and partners. Knowledge sharing, the development of standards, policies and […]

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