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.


VSECU_Story_solarpanel_house VSECU (Vermont State Employees Credit Un...

Creating a Clean Energy Ecosystem

LAPO Microfinance Bank_Story 1 LAPO Microfinance Bank (Nigeria)

LAPO Skills Acquisition Scheme

Bank of Palestine_Ibtikar Bank of Palestine (Palestine)

Ibtikar Fund: Innovation Fund Investing In Youth

Caja Arequipa case study Caja Arequipa (Peru)

Entrepreneurs Benefit From ‘Preventing Accidents’ Programme

DSC_0014_1 Amalgamated Bank (USA)

A Campaign To Lift Up Workers

FSG_Erster_Schultag Freie Gemeinschaftsbank Genossenschaft (...

Supporting The Rudolf Steiner School Movement

Story_FMFB_1 The First MicroFinance Bank-Afghanistan ...

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 Micro-entrepreneurs

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)

Reviving Farming, Jobs And Communities

CF case study City First Bank of DC (USA)

Providing Access To Affordable Health Care

Case study Ekobanken (Sweden)

Supporting Dairy Farming – Skäve Gård (farm)

Recycling Alternative3 Vancity (Canada)

Vancity Helps Recycling Alternative Drive Zero Waste

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

How Sustainable Housing Is Helping To Build Resilient Communities

bankmecu Bank Australia (Australia)

Secure Housing For Women Escaping Domestic Violence

BRAC BRAC Bank (Bangladesh)

Turning Coconut Fibre Into Carpet Threads, Bangladesh

xacbank XacBank (Mongolia)

Energy Efficiency In The Coldest Capital Of The World

centenary Centenary Bank (Uganda)

Supporting A Growers-owned Tea Factory

triodos Triodos Bank (Europe)

Building Better Lives For Ex-Offenders

gls GLS Bank (Germany)

A Kindergarten In Nature

merkur Merkur Cooperative Bank (Denmark)

Farming For Future Generations

cultura Cultura Bank (Norway)

Ecological Fruit & Vegetables. For Delivery, Or At A Gourmet Eco. Restaurant

credit-coop Crédit Coopératif (France)

Overcoming Social Exclusion Through Enterprise

banco-poplare Banca Etica (Italy)

From Convict To Craftsman: Re-Skilling Former Inmates

alt Alternative Bank Switzerland (Switzerlan...

Empowering Women with Disabilities Through Employment

bancosol BancoSol (Bolivia)

Sewing and Self-sufficiency in Bolivia

DSC01066 Banco FIE (Bolivia)

Nurturing Bolivian Greenhouse Farming

_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 In Minneapolis

one-pacific Beneficial State Bank (USA)

How Renewable Energy Technology Is Keeping Farming Alive

new-resource New Resource Bank (USA)

Ceramics And Job Creation In San Francisco

assiniboine Assiniboine Credit Union (Canada)

Serving Local Food, Great Jobs, And An International Menu

affinity Affinity Credit Union (Canada)

Teaching Youth How To Manage Financial Affairs