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banking for a
sustainable future

Finance plays a pivotal role in shaping the economy, our society, and the environment. Banks are not simply intermediaries of money; they are critical agents of change.

Our role

The  Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) expands and strengthens the  practice of values-based banking. It leads the way for a fairer financial system that promotes social justice, responds to the planetary emergency, and delivers lasting prosperity and wellbeing to all people.

We take a leading role in the debate about how to build a sustainable financial future building on our practical experience operating as values-based banks.

What we do to transform banking

Making the business case of values-based banks
Research and position papers

Our research unpicks the secrets of values-based banking and explores the business case that underpins it.  

Our position papers explain how values-based banks deal with global issues and other key topics including climate change, inclusivity and sustainable finance, emphasizing what we share with, and how differ from, conventional banks.

the standard
GABV Scorecard

The GABV and our member banks have developed a Scorecard to set the standard for, and monitor and communicate the progress of, values-based banks. The GABV Scorecard emphasizes the two most distinctive factors common to values-based institutions: serving the real economy and putting social and environmental impact at the heart of their business model.

The GABV Scorecard can be used by any bank.

urgent challenges
Climate action

Addressing the climate emergency, is an important goal of values-based banking, whether it’s through mitigation or adaptation.

In 2019, we announced our Climate Change Commitment initiative. As signatories members commit to measure and report the greenhouse gas emissions of their loans and investments, and to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

systemic change

As an Alliance, we share best practices and engage with the rest of the financial sector to help deliver deep-seated, systemic change.

We communicate our position on global issues and key topics and engage on this with international initiatives, regulators and advocacy organisations.

The Banking on Values Day is our global campaign to promote a more sustainable financial system and create visibility for our movement.

tomorrow’s leaders
Leadership Academy

The GABV Leadership Academy brings together mid-career professionals from values-based banks and financial institutions around the world to advance their leadership and innovation skills to further grow the Banking on Values movement.

Engaging with
values-based frontrunners
Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the reference point of contact among GABV members. Over the course of three days, CEOs and other participants discuss the future of the financial sector and focus on how values-based banks can play a role in addressing the biggest social and environmental challenges. 

Learn more about our Members

Read our News and join our Events

Meet the Global
Alliance for Banking
on Values

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is a network of frontrunner organizations in the banking industry worldwide that put finance at the service of people and the planet. Our collective goal is to make the banking system more transparent and support economic, social and environmental sustainability.