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July 28, 2015

Values-based Banking for a Better World

I predict a quiet but powerful revolution in the banking sector that will return banks to their people-centred roots. I believe the strongest banks will not be the biggest banks, as we currently understand them, but those recognising their true value to society – acting as financial intermediaries; and acting as servants of the people, […]

July 24, 2015

Banco FIE (Bolivia): carbon footprint reduction across 2015 Dakar Rally route

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism awarded Banco FIE a Gold Plaque distinction in recognition of the bank’s contribution to an initiative designed to reduce the carbon footprint of local communities along the Bolivian stretch of the 2015 Dakar Rally. In a special ceremony held at the Ministry, Marko Machicao, Minister of Culture and Tourism, […]

July 9, 2015

GABV Member Offer – Disrupting Finance event (Sept. 2015)

Marcos Eguiguren, Executive Director, GABV will speak at Disrupting Finance: Changing, Innovating and Re-shaping the financial services industry this September 16 in London (UK). As a result we’re delighted to offer GABV members a special 50% discount on tickets. What is Disrupting Finance? Hosted by Salt magazine this event brings together leaders, innovators and disruptors who are changing the shape […]

July 1, 2015

It Is Good to Be a Banker

Bankers do not enjoy the best reputation these days. During the financial crisis in particular, banks were seen as the root of the problem, and cases of corruption discussed in the global media did the rest. But there is another side to banking: Banks provide the financial means that enable people and businesses with ideas […]

July 1, 2015

Member Campaigns & Initiatives

Affinity Credit Union (Canada) Receives the Community Economic Development Award for their Business-for-Good Social Venture Challenge in support of social enterprises and co-ops. Learn more. Assiniboine Credit Union (Canada) Receives the Social Responsibility Award for their Asset Building Program. Learn more. Banco Integral (El Salvador) Receives award for Women Entrepreneurs Project by providing training, funding […]

July 1, 2015

CEO Opinion Pieces & News

Tamara Vrooman, Vancity (Canada): Why values-based banking is good for members, communities and business. Watch video. Muhammad A (Rumee) Ali, BRAC Bank (Bangladesh): How the ‘most astounding social enterprise in the world’ approaches development. “I joined BRAC nine years ago after more than 30 years in banking and commerce. My first few months involved a […]

July 1, 2015

People Powering Change

Meet the banker: Sachin Dahal, Head of Strategic Planning & Sustainable Banking at Clean Energy Development Bank (Nepal). Upsides talks to bankers from around the world. Why did they start working in the financial sector? What does the financial landscape look like in their country? And how does this landscape influence their actions? ‘I always […]

July 1, 2015

#BankingOnValues Blogs

Want to Lobby for Change? How to talk #BankingOnValues Mario Husillos (University of Malaga) partnered with the GABV to lobby for values-based banking. Learn more. Nichol Beckstrand, Sunrise Banks (USA) Kicks off a blog series on female change-makers. Four stories, four women, four entrepreneurs. Learn more. When Employees Win, Organizations Win John Horn, Vancity (Canada) […]

June 30, 2015

Launch of First GABV Leadership Academy

The Annual Meeting of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) in March 2015 marked the successful launch of the GABV Leadership Academy.  The GABV Leadership Academy is designed for bankers with leadership responsibility across the GABV. It offers them the opportunity to develop and advance their leadership capacity in the context of values-based […]

June 30, 2015

GABV Member Offer – GEEF event (Sept. 2015)

Marcos Eguiguren, Executive Director, GABV will speak at the Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEEF) on September 1-2 in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a result we’re delighted to offer GABV members a special 10% discount on tickets.       July/August. GABV members and co-workers, win one of 5 free passes to GEEF, 2015. Share a social media message […]

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