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Meet the most
progressive banks
in the world

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) provides a unique space of collaboration for leaders and practitioners in values-based banking to learn from each other, deliver targeted initiatives and advocate effectively for social and sustainable banking practices worldwide.

Who are our members?

Becoming a member

Member Benefits

Mutual collaboration allows our members to accelerate economic transformation and increase their impact, helping to build profitable banks that serve people and the environment.

Benefits include:


Learn and share knowledge with frontrunners in sustainable banking and microfinance.


Nurture the future leaders in values-based banking through events, topical webinars and learning programmes.


Find inspiration and peer support to develop innovative products and service.



Access to peer experts through our Communities of Practice and Regional Chapters.


Connect with values-based banks’ leaders through in person meetings and our online community space.

Financial support

Access to financial capital and investment opportunities.


Gain credibility

Join other banks with the highest standards in sustainability.

Thought leadership

Lead the conversation on sustainable and inclusive finance and advocate with us.

Impact progress

Use the GABV Scorecard to measure and improve your sustainability.


We invite CEOs, experts and co-workers from our member banks to discuss new ideas and share projects with their peers through global and regional meetings and our Communities of Practice (CoP).

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Governing Board Forum (GBF)

The GBF identifies opportunities for Chairs and other Governing Board members to share information on best practices related to strengthening governance practices.

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Regional Chapters

CEOs are the backbone of the network. The GABV provides a forum for these leaders committed to values-based banking to discuss specific issues facing common challenges and goals.

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CEO Forum

CEOs are the backbone of the network. The GABV provides a forum for these leaders committed to values-based banking to discuss specific issues facing common challenges and goals.

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Communities of Practice

Our Communities of Practice (CoP) in Impact Strategy, Human Development and Marketing & Communications harness the knowledge of experts in the network and develop unique opportunities for learning and cooperation.

from GABV

Values-based banks use business as usual to intentionally create positive change. They innovate banking products and services and engage with partners to provide solutions to social and environmental issues in the communities they serve. Here are some examples of best practices.


How to join

To join our network, banks are evaluated against a comprehensive set of criteria. While members may not meet all criteria, we expect – and monitor – progress over time. Basic requirements include:

  • Values-based mission 
  • Being a regulated bank or credit union
  • Commitment at CEO level
  • Minimum of USD 50 million in total assets
  • GABV Scorecard Assesment approved

The business model is consistent with the Principles of Values-based Banking.

It is a financial institution regulated by an authority established under the government of its primary geography.

It makes loans, accepts deposits, and processes cash payments for clients. A minimum balance sheet of USD 50 million.

The governance is stable, ensuring ongoing ability to be committed to a values-based business model.

There is a minimum level of transparency reflected in the bank’s reporting practices. Annual Reports should be publicly available.

The senior management and governing boards, especially the CEO, have strong commitment to maintaining or expanding values-based banking and participate in GABV activities.

The financial model (earnings, capital, risk management, etc.) is sustainable over the long term, resilient to crisis and allows to respond to business challenges and opportunities.

There is a clear commitment to growing the impact of its activities over time, directly or indirectly.

Supporting Partners

Apart from our members, the GABV network includes a number of Supporting Partners, representing non-banking organisations and networks that also use finance to promote greater economic, social and environmental impact. 

Supporting Partners are Development Finance Institutions and Organisations, values-based impact investing organisations, foundations and development organisations. Thanks to our Supporting Partners, we can increase the positive impact of our movement across the world. 

Do you want to become a Supporting Partner?