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2023-12-22 2:05 pm

What it means to be part of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

A growing movement for good

We’re an active member of this independent network of banks around the world, all working to support values-based positive change in the banking system. It’s called GABV or the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

Learn more about GABV →

What’s GABV’s vision?

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.” - GABV vision
The GABV was founded in 2009 by ten leading banks that believed in the need for a fairer financial system. Today, 70 banks have become members of the GABV, with presence in more than 40 countries across Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, North America and Europe.

Here are some of the ways we put values-based banking into practice:

Our clean money promise

Using money as a force for good is key to a future where people and the planet thrive. Our clean money approach, underpinned by our responsible banking policy, aligns strongly with GABV’s vision and mission.

For Bank Australia, this means not funding industries that do harm – like fossil fuels, gambling, weapons or live animal exports – and focusing on those that create positive change, like clean energy transition, inclusive and affordable housing and protecting nature.

Learn more about clean money →

Our impact

As a customer-owned bank, and a certified B Corporation, we balance profit and purpose. We need to be profitable, as good stewards of our customers’ money – and as our impact report shows, we’re achieving this – but we can also choose to actively create impact beyond financial returns, for people and the planet.

Learn more about our impact →

Our impact

As a customer-owned bank, and a certified B Corporation, we balance profit and purpose. We need to be profitable, as good stewards of our customers’ money – and as our impact report shows, we’re achieving this – but we can also choose to actively create impact beyond financial returns, for people and the planet.

Learn more about our impact →

Our impact

As a customer-owned bank, and a certified B Corporation, we balance profit and purpose. We need to be profitable, as good stewards of our customers’ money – and as our impact report shows, we’re achieving this – but we can also choose to actively create impact beyond financial returns, for people and the planet.

Learn more about our impact →

Our impact

As a customer-owned bank, and a certified B Corporation, we balance profit and purpose. We need to be profitable, as good stewards of our customers’ money – and as our impact report shows, we’re achieving this – but we can also choose to actively create impact beyond financial returns, for people and the planet.

Learn more about our impact →