We want to share the real stories of values-based banking, by showcasing the impact of our member banks. Behind every bank there are thousands of stories of people and businesses using money positively to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities.
These case studies offer a peek inside some of the world’s most progressive banks and their clients. It is only a glimpse. Each bank has a wealth of stories and experiences that they actively share with their customers and the world. It’s a level of transparency that is not generally associated with the financial sector.
Our members’ stories share a profoundly different perspective on how banking can, and should, work. For them, finance starts with meeting human needs in socially responsible and environmentally responsible ways and as a means to that end, finishes with profitable banks delivering them.
There are differences in the business models of the GABV’s member banks but
Each bank represents an inspiring example of what a transformed banking sector could really look like. And each of their case studies offers an insight into their impact on their clients – the individuals, entrepreneurs and catalysts of this new economy – on the sectors they work in, and on wider society.
These inspiring stories were first told through an exhibition, at the GABV’s Annual Meeting, in Berlin. The exhibition was accompanied with a book, Change Makers – The Stories Behind the Values-based Banks Transforming the World. Learn more.