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September 1, 2015

GABV Member Offer – Nine Visions Book Discount (Sept. 2015)

Values-based banking and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values are profiled in a book launching September 2015, Nine Visions of Capitalism: Unlocking the Meanings of Wealth Creation, that calls capitalist leaders to account. This important book examines the values essential to wealth creation. Some of the world’s most successful Capitalist economies have absorbed very different values from […]

September 1, 2015

Member Campaigns and Initiatives

ABS (Switzerland) ABS offered a new share programme for customers. “Our share capital is the foundation on which we lend. The stronger this foundation is, the more meaningful projects and companies we can finance.” Up to 950 environmental and social projects and companies are financed through ABS. Many of them would not have been possible without customer commitment. […]

September 1, 2015

#BankingOnValues Blogs

Everyone is Entitled to Be A Banker: Jason Spicer, Lily Steponaitis (MIT, USA)  We had the privilege of spending last week in Paris, France, housed at the offices of Crédit Coopératif, which is perhaps the largest cooperative, values-based business bank in the world. With total assets under management (AUM) in excess of $25B, the bank […]

September 1, 2015

Support the #BankingOnValues Campaign (October 22)

On October 22 we’re calling on all members to join the second international #BankingOnValues campaign. The initiative is led by the GABV but developed by our members, and for our members. In particular, we’re calling on all co-workers actively involved in the Alliance, like CEO’s, participants in the Leadership Academy, partners, and experts in our GABV Communities of […]

August 31, 2015

GABV Featured in New Book: Nine Visions of Capitalism

Values-based banking and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values are profiled in a book launching September 2015, Nine Visions of Capitalism: Unlocking the Meanings of Wealth Creation, that calls capitalist leaders to account. This important book examines the values essential to wealth creation. Some of the world’s most successful Capitalist economies have absorbed very different values from […]

August 1, 2015

Bringing the Voice of the Citizen into Finance

Values-based banking: Bringing the Voice of the Citizen into Finance Today’s financial system is in many ways too large, too complex, and too removed from the real economy. It has become focused on short-term profit maximisation, it does not pay enough attention to social and environmental risks, and it leaves 2.5 billion people without access […]

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)

Triodos Bank will talk about values-based banking and the GABV at Disrupting Finance: Changing, Innovating and Re-shaping the financial services industry on 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 […]

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 […]

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