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


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 […]

May 8, 2013

SME credit makes borrowing enterprises more robust, and raises environmental standards

To download the complete study click here. Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) founding member, BRAC Bank, has released a groundbreaking study to measure the impact of its lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bangladesh. The work will contribute to the development of a new approach to measuring the impact of values-based […]

May 3, 2013

Strength in Diversity: GABV announces three new members

Sustainable Banking’s key Network announces three new members, from Latin America, Asia and Europe The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), an independent network of the world’s leading sustainable banks welcomes three new members today; Paraguayan microfinance bank, Vision Banco, Nepalese renewable energy specialists, Clean Energy Development Bank, and UK-based sustainable building experts, the […]

March 11, 2013

Values-based banks issue ‘Berlin Declaration’ to transform the banking system

The Berlin declaration can be read here, and below as a: German translation French translation Spanish translation Berlin, 13 March 2013 – The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks, issued today a declaration outlining how the banking system should be transformed. The sustainable banks call for a fundamental shift […]

March 1, 2013

Change-makers: Transforming Banking Values

Find details of a major public event, from the pioneers of values-based banking, here. International sustainable banking conference includes contributions from Tomáš Sedláček, Otto Scharmer and Wendy Luhabe, with opening remarks from Norbert Lammert on Thursday 14 March, 2013 in Berlin Bochum, 05.02.2013 – On 14 March GLS Bank will invite decision-makers from the worlds […]

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