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…


February 16, 2015

Banking on Values: the new financial revolution

This event is by invite only. Part of the 2015 GABV annual member conference. #BankingOnValues #UpConf The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), Credit Cooperatif and Up conference are proud to welcome you to a debate on how a new financial system will provide economic, social and environmental benefits for all. During the last […]

December 24, 2014

#BankingOnValues Campaign Proposed for 2015

We believe in banking with purpose. The GABV is an independent network of banks and banking cooperatives with a shared mission to put people’s needs first and promote a positive, viable alternative to the current financial system. Together we’re leveraging nearly $100 billion in assets to make clients, customers and members great returns by putting […]

December 24, 2014

Passionate People Power #bankingonvalues

Congratulations to Jane Nunnikhoven (Vancity, Canada) who has been selected by an independent panel of Values Ambassadors from the Global Alliance of Banking on Values (GABV) to receive the co-worker recognition award for the best publically shared social media message supporting October’s #Bankingonvalues campaign. Jane will be a guest of honour at the 2015 GABV […]

November 12, 2014

NEW: GABV Leadership Academy

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is pleased to announce the launching of the the GABV Leadership Academy. It is an 18-month program on values-based banking, organised in four modules (a combination of in-person meetings and online working sessions) in which participants will:   develop and advance their leadership capacity in the context of […]

October 22, 2014

Updated Report: sustainable banks continue to outperform ‘big banks’

Zeist, The Netherlands, 23 October 2014. Real Economy – Real Returns: The Business Case for Sustainability Focused Banking In 2013 banks with business models based on the Principles of Sustainable Banking have once again demonstrated higher financial returns than the largest banks in the world. These sustainability focused banks, with a social, environmental and economic triple […]

In the Press

Find out how sustainable banking is making the news globally…

November 17, 2014

#BankingOnValues highlights – Ecology Building Society (UK)
See here a sample of the the online coverage from a BBC1 (the national medial channel) presenter.

November 16, 2014

#BankingOnValues highlights – Banco Integral (El Salvador)
See here how member Banco Integral promoted the #bankingonvalues campaign in the local media.
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New Thinking

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

April 30, 2014

Banca Popolare Etica President, Ugo Biggeri on social impact

The social impact of Banca Etica. 1.8 billion euros have been put into circulation to fund thousands...

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...


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

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

Save the date.

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