Find resources for the press, recent articles about sustainable banking, opinion pieces from values-based bank’s leading thinkers, and details of our events and where we’re speaking.

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Our News

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


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 […]

In the Press

Find out how values-based banking is making the news globally…

June 25, 2015

Banking Day (Australia): The GABV has signed up three new members.

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June 22, 2015

Bloomberg Business: City First Bank of DC, Ekobanken, Southern Bancorp join Global Alliance for Banking on Values.

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New Thinking

Read opinion pieces from sustainable banking’s leading thinkers and practitioners...

July 1, 2015

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....

July 1, 2015

Ugo Biggeri, Banca Etica (Italy): The “Terra Viva” Manifesto

What are Nature’s returns? Which rate of return can give us an ecosystem of food,...


Find out where GABV members have been speaking, what they’ve been saying and important upcoming events...

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December 2015 GABV Events Calendar

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November 2015 GABV Events Calendar

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October 2015 GABV Events Calendar

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2015 GABV Events Calendar

15 Apr 2015

Webinar: Carry your cash (Beneficial State Bank)

1 Apr 2015

2015 GABV Annual Meeting News, Photos, Press Launch

12 Feb 2015

Banking on Values: the new financial revolution, 11 March, 2015 (Paris, France)

1 Dec 2014

GABV Annual Member Meeting, 11-13 March 2015

The next GABV annual meeting will be hosted by members, Credit Cooperatif, in Paris from 11 to 13 March 2015.

8 Oct 2014

2015 Summer School on Social Banking, 5-10 July, Germany

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29 Jul 2014

6th European Forum "Co-operative banks and SMEs", 1 Dec, Brussels

A dialogue between bankers, SME representatives and regulators. Click here for more.

22 Jul 2014

Expo Milano 2015, 1 May - 31 October, Milan

An opportunity for civil society organisations to showcase their best practices, values and successes.

17 Apr 2014

Convergences World Forum 8-10 September 2014

Convergences is an international platform building new connections between public, private, and civil society to alleviate poverty.

15 Apr 2014

Institute for Social Banking Summer School 5-10 July 2014

'The Place of the Citizen in Banking'

14 Apr 2014

Child and Youth Finance Summit: 'A Chance for Change', 23 May 2014

High-level meeting to be held at UN Headquarters in New York.

4 Mar 2014

2014 Melbourne Conference 4-6 March 2014

GABV Annual Meeting

8 Jan 2014

Greenpeace Board Meeting 8 January 2014

The GABV Secretariat and Board of Greenpeace International will exchange plans and perspectives.

11 Oct 2013

GIIN Investor Forum 11-13 October 2013

Triodos Investment Manager Managing Director, Marilou van Golstein Brouwers and SBI CEO Laurie Spengler will speak at the ‘global gathering for impact investors’ event.

10 Oct 2013

Georgetown University and the GABV 10 October 2013

The GABV and Georgetown University host a special event in Washington DC to explore what it will take to deliver a paradigm shift in the banking industry.

8 Oct 2013

GABV Impact Expert Seminar 7-8 October 2013

GABV experts in impact metrics develop the network’s sustainability scorecard. 7-8 October 2013, Winnipeg, Canada

1 Oct 2013

Sustainability Applied 1-2 October 2013

Paula Martin, advisor to the CEO of Vancity Credit Union, will give a keynote presentation at a forthcoming Sustainability Applied 2013 event in Mississauga Canada.

14 Jul 2013

World Credit Union Conference 14-17 July 2013

GABV CEOs, Tamara Vrooman (Vancity) and Damien Walsh (bankmecu), discuss ‘Promoting Values-Based Banking’ at the Credit Union industry’s flagship annual event.

6 Mar 2010

From Intention to Action – a meeting of purpose 6-8 March 2010