Financial institutions have become pillars in our society and have a responsibility to respond to pressing social and environmental issues. As we live in a state of constant change, the next generation of bankers needs to be aware of new advancements to look for opportunities to create environmental, social and financial sustainability.
The NextGen Banker, rated as one of the top 10 banking podcasts, is an initiative of Sunrise Banks (Minneapolis, USA), a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). The podcast features changemakers responsible for creating a financial sector that’s more diverse, values-driven and better-equipped to support all consumers. The podcast is hosted by GABV Chair and Sunrise Banks CEO, David Reiling. David interviews individuals in a variety of fields to share their expertise and wisdom with the next generation of bankers.
Since the podcast’s launch in 2021, various GABV colleagues have had the opportunity to speak with David Reiling and Sunrise Banks colleagues on diverse topics and issues in the values-based banking industry. The following podcast episodes can be found below:
Featured Guest: Darrin Williams, CEO of GABV member, Southern Bancorp, Inc., and the GABV’s North American Regional Representative.
Williams has had a career in multiple fields; business, law, politics and currently, finance. Darrin talks with David about his work at Southern, one of America’s largest rural development banks. He also talks about the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and why it’s a great time to be a CDFI.
Featured Guest: Jasmin Panjeta, Communications and Public Relations Professional, Oikocredit and Former GABV Head of Marketing and Communications.
Panjeta made a career change knowing that he wanted to work for an organisation that valued more than the bottom line. This is where his journey into values-based banking began. Jasmin talks with guest hosts Becca Hoeft and Bryan Toft about his move from Bosnia to the Netherlands, finding purpose in his work and the effect your banking habits can have on the greater good.
Featured Guest: Sonia Reinhardt, Senior Human Resources Advisor of GABV member, GLS Bank and Senior Human Development Programme Advisor of the GABV Leadership Academy, GABV.
Reinhardt talks with guest host Bryan and Becca about how she got into banking, her experience with microfinance and what the GABV Leadership Academy offers to values-based banking executives.
Featured Guest: Katrin Kaufer, Director of the Just Money Program, MIT and GABV Leadership Academy Director.
Kaufer has co-authored two books on sustainable finance. Kaufer talks with guest hosts Bryan and Becca about how she got into values-based banking, the value of finance as a tool to solve major societal problems and her thoughts on the future of the financial industry.
Featured Guest: Martin Rohner, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Banking on Values
Rohner discusses how he changed his career because he wanted to pursue something that created a real impact. Rohner talks with David about the GABV and the work its member banks are doing to create a more socially and environmentally responsible financial sector. He also discusses the importance of positive intention in sustainable business and the GABV’s growth since it began more than a decade ago.
Listen to more episodes from the NextGen Banker Podcast here.
About Sunrise Banks
Sunrise Bank offers financially inclusive products that aim to better the lives of their clients in the Twin Cities Metro and beyond. The bank does not see themselves as bankers but as a social engine for good. The Sunrise family has been serving the urban core of Minneapolis and St. Paul since 1986, founded by current CEO, David Reiling and his father, William. David Reiling is a social entrepreneur and innovator on the cutting edge of fintech and financial wellness. He strives to forge meaningful partnerships that drive sustainable economic growth.