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


March 11, 2015

$1 Billion Ambition to Provide Capital for New Banking Paradigm

New Fund with Ambition To Provide $1 Billion Capital for New Banking Paradigm Delivering growth capital globally to real economy banking serving real human needs  PARIS, FRANCE, 11 March 2015: The Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies fund (SFRE, pronounced Sapphire) has been launched. SFRE is the first global open-ended investment company created to deploy substantial […]

February 16, 2015

Banking on Values: the new financial revolution

This event is by invite only. Part of the 2015 GABV annual member conference. #BankingOnValues #UpConf The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), Credit Cooperatif and Up conference are proud to welcome you to a debate on how a new financial system will provide economic, social and environmental benefits for all. During the last […]

December 24, 2014

#BankingOnValues Campaign Proposed for 2015

We believe in banking with purpose. The GABV is an independent network of banks and banking cooperatives with a shared mission to put people’s needs first and promote a positive, viable alternative to the current financial system. Together we’re leveraging nearly $100 billion in assets to make clients, customers and members great returns by putting […]

December 24, 2014

Passionate People Power #bankingonvalues

Congratulations to Jane Nunnikhoven (Vancity, Canada) who has been selected by an independent panel of Values Ambassadors from the Global Alliance of Banking on Values (GABV) to receive the co-worker recognition award for the best publically shared social media message supporting October’s #Bankingonvalues campaign. Jane will be a guest of honour at the 2015 GABV […]

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 […]

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