The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) has launched its 2022 Annual Report, featuring the main highlights of the network during the year.
The 2022 Annual Report looks at the Banking on Values movement and how our members have emerged from the pandemic. It includes the engagement and collaboration within the network, the GABV’s research and advocacy work, a summary of the financial accounts and much more. But most importantly, it demonstrates the strength and resilience of the movement.
“I have been inspired during the year to see how our members meet short-term challenges with a long-term vision of a fairer, more inclusive, green and resilient economy,” says David Reiling, Chair of the GABV. “This work promises to further strengthen our members, grow our membership and promote a bolder future for values-based banking.”
Highlights in 2022
2022 has been another year of challenges with conflict in many parts of the globe, economic disruption and the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. At the same time, most of the global community has emerged from Covid-19 and some kind of normality has returned to many people‘s lives. One of these moments was our first in-person event since the pandemic, hosted by Bangladeshi Pioneers, BRAC Bank, in Dhaka. BRAC Bank also organised a successful virtual 2022 Annual Meeting in March.
The GABV continued its expansion with six new members in 2022: Sipem Banque, in Madagascar, Australian Mutual Bank, in Australia, ACBA Bank, in Armenia, Teachers Savings and Loan Society Limited (TISA), in Papua New Guinea, vdk bank, in Belgium and Unity Trust Bank, in the UK.
Other highlights from 2o22 included the launch of the GABV’s new website, the release of the Ebook: Shaping a Positive Future in a Changing World, which includes insights from leading thinkers that attended previous annual meetings, and the Banking on Values Day 2022 campaign reached over 21.1 million people, making it the most successful one to date. We also attended COP 27 as an Observer NGO, organised the 7th edition of the GABV Leadership Academy, including a first edition in Spanish, and launched the Governance Academy for Board members in values-based banks.
In 2022 we published relevant research and case studies featuring how our members deliver social impact. We have engaged with advocacy organisations and Ministers of the European Parliament on a social taxonomy. And the Finance for the Future Awards recognised our pioneering work as a Climate Leader. Learn more about these highlights and others in the report below.
Throughout these turbulent times, the GABV and the movement it represents have offered an antidote to the division exacerbated by these global and converging crises. It has continued to show that by focusing on what we have in common, not on what sets us apart, there is an opportunity to build a better, bolder future. The 2022 Annual Report is available in both English and Spanish below.
2022 Annual Report in English:
2022 Annual Report in Spanish: