Behind every bank in the Alliance there are millions of people and organisations using money to create positive economic, social and environmental impact. These stories share a profoundly different perspective on how banking can, and should, work.

For us, banking begins with meeting human needs in socially and environmentally responsible ways and as a means to that end, finishes with profitable banks deploying all their people, capital and resources to deliver balanced impact.

This approach to GABV storytelling was first launched at an exhibition during the GABV Annual Meeting 2013 in Berlin. The exhibition was accompanied with a book, Change Makers – The Stories Behind the Values-based Banks Transforming the World. Learn more.


FSG_Erster_Schultag Freie Gemeinschaftsbank Genossenschaft (...

Supporting The Rudolf Steiner School Movement

Story_FMFB_1 The First MicroFinance Bank – Afgh...

Flower Making Changes Lives for Business Women in Balkh Province

FSG_Erster_Schultag Freie Gemeinschaftsbank Genossenschaft (...

Supporting The Rudolf Steiner School Movement

Banco Solidario_Dolores María Chicaiza Centro Quito (2) Banco Solidario (Ecuador)

Side by Side With Our Clients

Photograph 2 NMB Bank Limited (Nepal)

Accelerating Growth in Rural Nepal Through Solar Power

Banco Ademi_Meran Catering Banco Ademi (Dominican Republic)

Opportunity In the Midst of Despair

Karen E. Segrave | KES PhotoSouthern Bancorp. 2014. Southern Bancorp (USA)

Hoffinger Industries

CF case study City First Bank of DC (USA)

Unity-Parkside Community Health Center

Case study Ekobanken (Sweden)

Supporting Dairy Farming – Skäve Gård (farm)

Recycling Alternative3 Vancity (Canada)

Recycling Alternative, Vancouver, Canada

ecology-ian-1296-edit2 Ecology Building Society (United Kingdom...

How Sustainable Housing is Helping to Build Resilient Communities, UK

bankmecu Bank Australia (Australia)

Secure Housing for Women escaping Domestic Violence, Melbourne, Australia

BRAC BRAC Bank (Bangladesh)

Turning Coconut Fibre into Carpet Threads, Bangladesh

xacbank XacBank (Mongolia)

Energy Efficiency in the Coldest Capital in the World, Mongolia

centenary Centenary Bank (Uganda)

A Tea Factory Owned by its Growers, Western Uganda

triodos Triodos Bank (Europe)

Building Better Lives in Bristol, UK

gls GLS Bank (Germany)

A Kindergarten in Nature, Germany

merkur Merkur Cooperative Bank (Denmark)

Farming for Future Generations, Denmark

cultura Cultura Bank (Norway)

Ecological fruit and vegetables– for delivery, or at a gourmet ecological restaurant, Norway

credit-coop Crédit Coopératif (France)

Overcoming Social Exclusion through Enterprise, France

banco-poplare Banca Etica (Italy)

From Convict to Craftsman: Re-Skilling former Inmates in Sicily, Italy

alt Alternative Bank Switzerland (Switzerlan...

Empowering Women with Disabilities through Employment, Switzerland

bancosol BancoSol (Bolivia)

Sewing and Self-sufficiency in Bolivia

DSC01066 Banco Fie (Bolivia)

Greenhouse Farming, Bolivia

_MG_0024 SAC Apoyo Integral, S.A. (El Salvador)

Micro Entrepreneurs: Supporting Farmers

first-green First GREEN Bank (USA)

Contributing to the local food movement and sustainable agriculture, USA

sunrise Sunrise Banks (USA)

Secure Housing for Vulnerable Adults, Minneapolis, USA

one-pacific Beneficial State Bank (USA)

Family Business: How renewable energy technology is keeping farming alive, USA

new-resource New Resource Bank (USA)

Ceramics and Job Creation in San Francisco, USA

assiniboine Assiniboine Credit Union (Canada)

Serving up Local Food, Great Jobs, and an International Menu, Canada

affinity Affinity Credit Union (Canada)

A programme teaching young people how to manage their financial affairs, Canada