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Global Alliance for Banking on Values


Founded in 2009, the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is an independent network of banks and banking cooperatives with a shared mission to use finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The Global Alliance comprises 27 financial institutions operating in countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, North America and Europe; serving 20 million customers; holding up to USD 100 billion of combined assets under management; and powered by a network of 30,000 co-workers.


With a Secretariat headquartered at Triodos Bank in The Netherlands, this network of banks, credit unions, microfinance and community banks shares a charter to use finance to find global solutions to international problems—and to promote a positive, viable alternative to the current financial system.


At its heart, the GABV is a Chief Executive Officer network providing a unique space for leaders committed to values-based banking to collaborate and inspire. It also provides learning and development opportunities for senior executives, experts and talented banking professionals at member banks.


The GABV takes a leading role in the debate about how to build a sustainable financial future by managing joint projects among members, experts and partners to help deliver this future and by advocating for change.



Last update: September 2015




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Type of initiative Other (specify): Not-for-profit, alliance of values-based banks
Field of work Financial services
Date of commencement 2009
Founder(s) Nine values-based banks from around the world
Legal form Foundation
Continent Europe
Country Netherlands
City Zeist
One or several keywords that describe your initiative Ethical banking
Publications News, publications, position papers
More information Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, e-zine

Contact person(s)

Adele Arendse


Contact information

Name Global Alliance for Banking on Values
Address Nieuweroordweg 1
Zip/postal code 3700 AB
Place Zeist
State/province Utrecht
Country The Netherlands
Phone +31 (0)30 694 3062



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