We are a growing network of more than 60 financial institutions and 16 strategic partners operating in 40 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, North America and Europe with one thing in common: a shared mission to use finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development, with a focus on helping individuals fulfill their potential and build stronger communities. To that end, we are based on the Principles of values-based banking.
Collectively we serve more than 50 million customers, hold around $200 billion USD of combined assets under management, and are supported by more than 77,000 co-workers.
Our members are deeply connected to the people and the communities they serve and are accountable for the risks they both take and create for the people who use their products and services. Our focus on inclusion puts basic banking products in service of a greater number of people, rather than highly sophisticated products in the hands of a few. We are also highly aware of the externalities produced by our banking activities by the projects and clients we finance, because we understand banking as a tool to create positive impact for the environment and society, which should go before profit.
At its heart, the GABV is a Chief Executive Officer network providing a unique space for collaboration for leaders who are committed to values-based banking. It also provides learning and development opportunities for senior executives, experts and banking professionals at member banks through our Communities of Practice (CofP). The GABV takes a leading role in the debate about how to build a sustainable financial future by managing joint projects among members, experts and partners to help deliver it and by advocating for change.
The GABV is yours
How can you get involved in our transformative movement? You can start by celebrating the #BankingOnValues Day every November, in order to spread the word with us about the need to make finance work for the people and the planet.
You are part of our team, as our transformative movement is built up by every citizen that wishes to take a step forward towards a values-based economy, together with the co-workers of our member organisations.
We also invite you to know more about our Values, History and explore our Programmes, showcasing research that proves the social relevance of values-based banking and the opportunities we offer to deepen the change we need.