The purpose of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values


The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is a network of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector.

Our collective goal is to change the banking system so that it is more transparent, supports economic, social and environmental sustainability, and is composed of a diverse range of banking institutions serving the real economy.

Increasingly, people are becoming aware of the interdependence of the real economy, social cohesion and our natural ecosystem, something values-based bankers have long understood, and which is at the heart of this business model.

Our research also backs up the soundness of the values-based banking model, showing that lending to the real economy delivers better financial returns when compared with the largest banks in the world. As well, we have demonstrated the positive social impact of this model through the activity of our members during decades, their strong capital positions, and their steady financial returns.

The GABV is here to change finance, as it is necessary to finance change and ensure that banking is a healthy force for the advancement of society and the protection of our planet.

Know more about our global movement.

The GABV in a nutshell

Discover in this short film why our network was founded, what it is, and why its impact on people’s lives across the world is so important. Produced by our member Bankmecu for our 2014 annual meeting in Melbourne.