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International sustainable banking conference includes contributions from Tomáš Sedláček, Otto Scharmer and Wendy Luhabe, with opening remarks from Norbert Lammert on Thursday 14 March, 2013 in Berlin
Bochum, 05.02.2013 – On 14 March GLS Bank will invite decision-makers from the worlds of business, politics and banking, as well as financial and economic experts, to the first public conference of sustainable banking network, the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) in Berlin. Attendees will discuss how innovative banking models, and surprising partnerships, can transform the banking sector.
Norbert Lammert, President of Germany’s lower house, the Bundestag, will open the conference. Keynote speakers include Czech economist Tomáš Sedláček (2012 German economics book prize for “The economics of good and evil”), Founder of the Presencing Institute at MIT, Otto Scharmer and South African social entrepreneur champion Wendy Luhabe.
Uwe Fröhlich, President of BVR, the central organisation of the cooperative banking group, Georg Fahrenschon, President of the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV) and Sven Giegold, member of the European Parliament, will take part in a panel discussion in the evening focusing on Germany’s role in the international financial environment.
GLS Bank, as a founding member and the only German member bank of Global Alliance for Banking on Values, which was founded in 2009 and now numbers 22 members with combined assets of over $60 billion, will act as host and organiser.
About the GABV
The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks, set up in 2009. It now has 22 members in six continents. More information at http://www.gabv.org
About GLS Bank
GLS Bank is the first social-ecological full-service bank in the world. Established in 1974, the cooperative membership bank is the only bank to provide values-oriented financial investments, financing, equity capital, foundations and donations from one source. It is represented in seven regions in Germany and, in addition to its head office in Bochum, has branches in Berlin, Bochum, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Munich and Stuttgart. GLS Bank is one of the founding members of the GABV.
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James Niven, Programme Manager
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