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Learn about Alliance and member news, blogs, campaigns and initiatives.


July 28, 2015

Values-based Banking for a Better World

I predict a quiet but powerful revolution in the banking sector that will return banks to their people-centred roots. I believe the strongest banks will not be the biggest banks, as we currently understand them, but those recognising their true value to society – acting as financial intermediaries; and acting as servants of the people, […]

July 24, 2015

Banco FIE (Bolivia): carbon footprint reduction across 2015 Dakar Rally route

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism awarded Banco FIE a Gold Plaque distinction in recognition of the bank’s contribution to an initiative designed to reduce the carbon footprint of local communities along the Bolivian stretch of the 2015 Dakar Rally. In a special ceremony held at the Ministry, Marko Machicao, Minister of Culture and Tourism, […]

July 9, 2015

GABV Member Offer – Disrupting Finance event (Sept. 2015)

Marcos Eguiguren, Executive Director, GABV will speak at Disrupting Finance: Changing, Innovating and Re-shaping the financial services industry this September 16 in London (UK). As a result we’re delighted to offer GABV members a special 50% discount on tickets. What is Disrupting Finance? Hosted by Salt magazine this event brings together leaders, innovators and disruptors who are changing the shape […]

July 1, 2015

It Is Good to Be a Banker

Bankers do not enjoy the best reputation these days. During the financial crisis in particular, banks were seen as the root of the problem, and cases of corruption discussed in the global media did the rest. But there is another side to banking: Banks provide the financial means that enable people and businesses with ideas […]

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 […]

In the Press

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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 28, 2015

Tamara Vrooman, Vancity (Canada): Promoting Co-ops at UN in New York

On July 8 Vancity president and CEO Tamara Vrooman led an event celebrating International Day...

July 28, 2015

Kat Taylor, Beneficial State Bank (USA): Changing the Face of Philanthropy

A bank CEO explains what finance, food and climate change have to do with charitable...


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

27 May 2015

December 2015 GABV Events Calendar

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2015 GABV Events Calendar

15 Apr 2015

Webinar: Carry your cash (Beneficial State Bank), April 15

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