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Member Campaigns & Initiatives (Dec. 2015)

  • ABS (Switzerland) receives the Sustainability Innovation Award by the Business School Lausanne for its sustainability-based corporate culture. (Language: German). Learn more.
  • Affinity Credit Union (Canada) is featured in the new Credit Union Community and Economic Impact Report highlighting their work in community and economic development. Learn more.
  • Assiniboine Credit Union (Canada) joins International Credit Union Day to celebrate the history, achievements and impactful role financial cooperatives play in communities. Learn more.
  • Banca Etica (Italy), partners with Start-Up Palestine to reduce levels of unemployment, support youth and women employment, and promote the growth of local banks and micro enterprises in Palestine. Learn more. (Language: Italian). Also develops a virtual slot machine in partnership with Non con i miei soldi! (Not with my money!), to raise awareness of ethical banking and how savings are invested. Learn more. (Language: Italian). And wins the ABI Award for financial communications. Learn more. (Language: Italian)
  • Beneficial State Bank (USA) hosts a creative session at NewCO on how money impacts the local community. Learn more.
  • Beneficial State Bank (USA), Merkur Cooperative Bank (Denmark), Alternative Bank Switzerland (Switzerland), Ekobanken (Sweden), Cultura Bank (Norway) and Triodos Bank (Europe) all sign Bank Track’s Paris Pledge to Quit Coal. Making it a total of 10 GABV banks signing-up to the pledge. Learn more.
  • Centenary Bank (Uganda) scoops the Women’s Market Champion award by the Global Banking Alliance for Women, in recognition of innovation in womens’ economic empowerment. Learn more.
  • City First Bank of DC (USA) organises Equitable Economic Development East of the River, an event focused on housing, jobs, commercial revitalization, and entrepreneurship in the Anacostia River area. Learn more.
  • Clean Energy Development Bank (Nepal) merges with four entities and begins to operate as NMB Bank. Learn more.
  • Crédit Coopératif (France) launches booklet, Third Industrial Revolution, to highlight how savings can finance local businesses committed to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the circular economy in the Nord-Pas de Calais region. (Language: French). Learn more
  • Ecology Building Society (United Kingdom) invests to support enterprises in disadvantaged communities. Learn more.
  • GLS Bank (Germany) signs the United Nations (UN) Women Empowerment Principles. Learn more.
  • Merkur Cooperative Bank (Denmark) hosts Change Finance to Finance Change event. Learn more.
  • Triodos Bank (Europe) invests in Vistaar Financial Services to expand support to Bangalore-based micro, small and medium enterprises in rural and semi-urban areas of South India. Learn more.
  • Vancity (Canada) offers community-based financial literacy workshops and seminars during November. Learn more. And provides its members an interest-free seven-year loan of up to $50,000 to create more housing spaces for refugees.  Learn more.
  • XacBank (Mongolia) receives Client Protection Certification from Planet Rating, a French-based internationally accepted microfinance and social rating agency. Learn more.

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