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…


April 1, 2015

GABV 2014 Annual Report Launches

“As we mark the five-year anniversary of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, much in the world has changed, but our collective mission has not: to influence the banking system so that it is more transparent, supports economic, social and environmental sustainability, and comprises a diverse range of banking institutions serving the real economy. […]

March 31, 2015

Human Capital Programme Update

Extract from the 2014 GABV Annual Report (launched April 1, 2015) Knowing that people are at the core of values-based banking, the GABV’s Human Capital work is focused in developing our human potential. The Human Resources Experts Group was launched in the fall of 2011. Senior Human Resources Managers from member banks meet regularly for […]

March 31, 2015

Around the World in 14 Highlights (2014 GABV Member Headlines)

Extract from the 2014 GABV Annual Report (launched April 1, 2015) News highlights from our GABV members. Assiniboine Credit Union (Canada) receives 2014 Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth Award. Learn more.   bankmecu (Australia) Managing Director wins CEO award for demonstrating leadership in environmental, social and economic outcomes for the bank, its customers and the community. […]

March 31, 2015

GABV Regional Chapters Update

Extract from the 2014 GABV Annual Report (launched April 1, 2015) Increasingly, Global Alliance members work together in regional affiliations to strengthen their connections, advance shared agendas, and support the growth of the GABV in the region. These roundtables also provide knowledge and perspective on substantive issues to the larger CEO group. Leadership of each […]

March 31, 2015

Member Campaigns and Initiatives

Innovative values-based banking campaigns, initiatives and programmes from our members around the globe. bankmecu (Australia) Learn about bankmecu’s Conservation Landbank – a private nature reserve owned by bankmecu customers. Watch video 1000 hectares of conservation land will never be developed owning the land bank helps bankmecu focus on social and environmental impact and encourages other local […]

In the Press

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

April 2, 2015

New Fund with $1 Billion Ambition to Provide Growth Capital for New Banking Paradigm

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Asia-Pacific Banking & Finance (Australia)

A responsible and safer way to invest in banks

Asia-Pacific Banking & Finance (Australia)

Higher capital levels don’t constrain lending

The Colour of Money (Triodos Bank blog)

Funding The New Banking Paradigm

Revue (France) 

Donner aux banques éthiques les moyens de grandir

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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.

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...

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