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Our News

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


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 […]

July 30, 2014

23 October – 24 hours of values-based banking

        23 October – 24 hours of values-based banking Can banking be a personal and positive thing? That’s a question GABV member banks across the world will ask on 23 October, 2014 through local public engagement events and global social media activity. (I Am) #BankingOnValues is the first internationally coordinated campaign being […]

July 29, 2014

One PacificCoast Bank becomes Beneficial State Bank

PRESS RELEASE July 21st, 2014 – GABV member One PacificCoast Bank has changed its name to Beneficial State Bank. The rebranding builds on the institutions’ heritage as a pioneer of values-based banking in the US. Built on a commitment to social justice, environmental well-being, and financial sustainability, OneCalifornia Bank began in 2007 to offer fair and transparent […]

June 5, 2014

Values-based banking earns Vancity a place among Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens – 2014

Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union, ranked highest of any financial institution and second overall on the list of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens identified by Corporate Knights.

In the Press

Find out how sustainable banking is making the news globally…

July 28, 2014

Vancity and the Vatican
Vancity CEO, Tamara Vrooman talks fairer finance with the Pope.

July 23, 2014

Trust Across America-Trust Around the World
Trust: The Direct Route to Profitability
Why high levels of trust mean low costs for US companies.

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...

1 Dec 2014

GABV Annual Conference, 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