Making a Difference, by being a Reference – Vancouver 2012
The GABV’s fourth annual meeting, which took place in Vancouver from 7 – 10 March, marked a major milestone in the development of the sustainable banking movement.
Hosted by Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, the meeting helped to develop impact measures to better demonstrate the results of the sustainable banking industry’s work; and build an international exchange programme for the next generation of sustainable bankers.
As well as the fifteen members of the network meeting to progress this work, the four day event included:
The event came at a crucial time as the governments, banks, and civic society struggled to reconcile growing inequality in the economy, society and the environment.
The pioneers of some of the world’s most progressive banks plan to provide ideas that move the financial industry beyond the economic crisis to a more effective, equitable and environmentally responsible form of capitalism.