Recent and archived press releases follow, together with further information about the GABV and its work…


November 12, 2014

NEW: GABV Leadership Academy

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is pleased to announce the launching of the the GABV Leadership Academy. It is an 18-month program on values-based banking, organised in four modules (a combination of in-person meetings and online working sessions) in which participants will:   develop and advance their leadership capacity in the context of […]

October 22, 2014

Updated Report: sustainable banks continue to outperform ‘big banks’

Zeist, The Netherlands, 23 October 2014. Real Economy – Real Returns: The Business Case for Sustainability Focused Banking In 2013 banks with business models based on the Principles of Sustainable Banking have once again demonstrated higher financial returns than the largest banks in the world. These sustainability focused banks, with a social, environmental and economic triple […]

July 30, 2014

23 October – 24 hours of values-based banking

        23 October – 24 hours of values-based banking Can banking be a personal and positive thing? That’s a question GABV member banks across the world will ask on 23 October, 2014 through local public engagement events and global social media activity. (I Am) #BankingOnValues is the first internationally coordinated campaign being […]

July 29, 2014

One PacificCoast Bank becomes Beneficial State Bank

PRESS RELEASE July 21st, 2014 – GABV member One PacificCoast Bank has changed its name to Beneficial State Bank. The rebranding builds on the institutions’ heritage as a pioneer of values-based banking in the US. Built on a commitment to social justice, environmental well-being, and financial sustainability, OneCalifornia Bank began in 2007 to offer fair and transparent […]

June 5, 2014

Values-based banking earns Vancity a place among Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens – 2014

Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, ranked highest of any financial institution and second overall on the list of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens identified by Corporate Knights.

May 2, 2014

Developing New Leaders

The Values Ambassadors Meet in Lima, Peru. In early April 2014, 19 GABV Values Ambassadors met in Lima, Peru over five days to discuss leadership and innovation in their scope of work as ambassadors of values-based banking. The Values Ambassadors are a worldwide network of individuals from GABV member banks whose task is to raise […]

March 4, 2014

Global Alliance for Banking on Values in Melbourne March 4-6 2014

Pioneering network offers new path for banking sector: As Australia’s Financial Service Inquiry gets underway, the world’s leading values-based banks met in Melbourne to argue for a very different kind of banking system. Click on image for a full press pack including quotes, images and further information.  The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), […]

October 21, 2013

Georgetown University and the GABV

The GABV and Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) hosted a provocative keynote talk and round table discussion on Thursday 10 October in Washington DC. CEOs from the world’s leading values-based banks, pioneering thinkers, faculty and graduate students explored how to deliver a profound shift to a more sustainable banking industry and why it […]

October 10, 2013

Report shows sustainable banks outperform ‘big banks’

Updated study confirms continuing and significant differences between the financial performance of ‘too-big-to-fail’ banks and sustainable banks. Results strengthen case for a more diverse, transparent and sustainable banking system in the future. The report can be read in English here and Spanish here. Washington, 10 October 2013 – An updated study comparing key financial information […]

June 24, 2013

GABV Members Scoop Major Awards

Two of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) members have been recognized on national and international stages in recent days. Vancity has been ranked as Canada’s best corporate citizen from a list of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies in the country, while GLS Bank, in Germany, has picked up the Financial Times […]

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