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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.

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Research

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) publishes annual research, case studies and reports to reinforce and explore the business case for the growing values-based banking practice.

On many occasions, we collaborate with academic institutions and like-minded institutions.

Finance for War. Finance for Peace. How Values-Based Banks Foster Peace in a World of Increasing Conflict

This report examines the exposure of the financial industry to the production of, and trade in, arms used in large scale conflicts around the world, in contrast with the vision and practice of values-based banking.

Finance for War. Finance for Peace. How Values-Based Banks Foster Peace in a World of Increasing Conflict

This report examines the exposure of the financial industry to the production of, and trade in, arms used in large scale conflicts around the world, in contrast with the vision and practice of values-based banking.
Informe Financiar la Guerra. Financiar la Paz, Febrero 2024

Financiar la Guerra. Financiar la Paz. Cómo la Banca con Valores promueve la paz en un mundo cada vez más conflictivo

Este informe examina la exposición de la industria financiera a la producción y el comercio de armas utilizadas en conflictos a gran escala en todo el mundo, en contraste con la visión de la banca con valores.
Informe Financiar la Guerra. Financiar la Paz, Febrero 2024

Financiar la Guerra. Financiar la Paz. Cómo la Banca con Valores promueve la paz en un mundo cada vez más conflictivo

Este informe examina la exposición de la industria financiera a la producción y el comercio de armas utilizadas en conflictos a gran escala en todo el mundo, en contraste con la visión de la banca con valores.

From financing change to changing finance

This paper sets out why is it important to go deeper into the systemic dysfunctionality of our current financial system and shift from today’s predominant doctrine of ‘financing change’ towards a ‘change finance’ agenda and why this is a crucial building block from a system change perspective. ‘Change finance’ is not the outcome of a new economy but the very prerequisite of changing the way we want to meet the needs of humans on a finite planet.

From financing change to changing finance

This paper sets out why is it important to go deeper into the systemic dysfunctionality of our current financial system and shift from today’s predominant doctrine of ‘financing change’ towards a ‘change finance’ agenda and why this is a crucial building block from a system change perspective. ‘Change finance’ is not the outcome of a new economy but the very prerequisite of changing the way we want to meet the needs of humans on a finite planet.

Best Practices for Sustainable Market Transformation in the Financial Sector

This report outlines nine core features of regular banks versus values-based banks, highlighting the opportunities to build on these locally proven initiatives. It outlines elements to consider when creating a sector-wide strategy, in order to provide a future pathway for the banking industry. Written by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and the Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands), with the support of Open Society Foundations.

Best Practices for Sustainable Market Transformation in the Financial Sector

This report outlines nine core features of regular banks versus values-based banks, highlighting the opportunities to build on these locally proven initiatives. It outlines elements to consider when creating a sector-wide strategy, in order to provide a future pathway for the banking industry. Written by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and the Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands), with the support of Open Society Foundations.

Mejores prácticas para la transformación sostenible del sector financiero

Este informe describe nueve características fundamentales de los bancos normales frente a los bancos con valores, destacando las oportunidades de aprovechar estas iniciativas probadas localmente. Esboza los elementos a tener en cuenta a la hora de crear una estrategia para todo el sector, con el fin de proporcionar una vía de futuro para la industria bancaria. Escrito por la Global Alliance for Banking on Values y la Nyenrode Business University (Países Bajos), con el apoyo de Open Society Foundations.

Mejores prácticas para la transformación sostenible del sector financiero

Este informe describe nueve características fundamentales de los bancos normales frente a los bancos con valores, destacando las oportunidades de aprovechar estas iniciativas probadas localmente. Esboza los elementos a tener en cuenta a la hora de crear una estrategia para todo el sector, con el fin de proporcionar una vía de futuro para la industria bancaria. Escrito por la Global Alliance for Banking on Values y la Nyenrode Business University (Países Bajos), con el apoyo de Open Society Foundations.

2023 G20 Sustainable Finance Report Volume II

This Report assimilates the work carried out by the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) under the Indian G20 Presidency in 2023, in its pursuit to identify institutional and market barriers to sustainable finance, and to develop options to overcome such barriers, and contribute to a better alignment of the international financial system to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

2023 G20 Sustainable Finance Report Volume II

This Report assimilates the work carried out by the Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) under the Indian G20 Presidency in 2023, in its pursuit to identify institutional and market barriers to sustainable finance, and to develop options to overcome such barriers, and contribute to a better alignment of the international financial system to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

Position papers

Through position papers on global issues and key topics, the Global Alliance for Banking on Values contributes to the discussion of the role and responsibility of the financial sector based on the policies and practices of its member banks.

Climate Finance
The starting point for our position on climate change is our vision that finance serves people and the planet, not the other way around.
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