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Our News

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


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 […]

In the Press

Find out how sustainable banking is making the news globally…

March 14, 2014

blue&green tomorrow
Sustainable banks need ‘courage’ to make inroads into the mainstream


March 12, 2014

Probono Australia News
Leader of Global Ethical Banks Alliance calls for ‘Courage’ in Melbourne

New Thinking

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

September 19, 2013

Merkur Bank CEO, Lars Pehrson, on the price of politics in regulation

Politicians Attempts to Regulate Banks Have Made a Bad Situation Worse. Regulatory bank packages are...

August 30, 2013

bankmecu Managing Director, Damien Walsh on Integrated Reporting

Damien Walsh, bankmecu’s Managing Director explains why values-driven businesses have an opportunity to lead the...


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

15 Apr 2014

The Place of the Citizen in Banking 5-10 July 2014

'How can Social Banking encourage, support and respond to the needs of civil society?' 5-10 July 2014, Lyon, France

14 Apr 2014

High-level meeting on child and youth finance 23 May 2014

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

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.