Press Invite: GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR BANKING ON VALUES & CRÉDIT COOPÉRATIF, Paris

The GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR BANKING ON VALUES & CRÉDIT COOPÉRATIF invite you to the 1st GABV press conference in Paris followed by a business lunch with leaders from all GABV banks on Wednesday 11th March, 2015 from 11.30am at Palais Brongniart, Room Eiffel (Paris Stock Exchange) 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris. M° Bourse (Line 3).

Banks with business models based on the Principles of Sustainable Banking, which hold a social, environmental and economic mission at the core of their business models while focusing on meeting the needs of their clients through lending and deposit products, have during the last five years achieved higher financial returns than many of the largest banks in the world. Their latest results further strengthen the case for a more diverse, transparent and sustainable banking system.(i)

In this context, the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) was founded in 2009. The Alliance 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 GABV consists of 25 financial institutions, across 30 countries, serving 20 million clients. Crédit Coopératif is the first and currently the only bank established in France invited to join the GABV.

(i) Study to be downloaded here: http://www.gabv.org/wp-content/uploads/Real-Economy-Real-Returns-GABV-Research-2014.pdf

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11.30AM

Jean-Louis Bancel, Chairman of Crédit Coopératif and Peter Blom, Chair of the GABV & CEO of Triodos Bank will explain the GABV, its mission, and announce the initial closing of an innovative and unique financial product that globally addresses long-term capital needs for growing values-based banks.

This press conference will be held in English. Live interpretation in French will be provided.

BUSINESS LEADERS LUNCH AT 12.30PM in partnership with FINANCE INNOVATION, the financial competitive cluster.

You will have the opportunity to… meet leaders from the world’s leading values-based banks and two French social enterprises: Lumo (a crowd funding platform dedicated to renewable energy project investments)
and France Barter (a collaborative development tool for firms of any size).

Please confirm by March 9th if you would like to attend.

PUBLIC DEBATE FROM 7.15PM “Banking on Values: the new financial revolution” at the French Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector.

Introduction:

Carole Delga, Minister of State for Commerce, Small-Scale Industry, Consumer Affairs and the Social and
Solidarity Economy attached to the Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector.

Speakers:

Michel Barnier, Former European Commissioner for internal market and services
Peter Blom, Chair of the GABV & CEO of Triodos Bank
Jean-Louis Bancel, Chairman of Crédit Coopératif
Rumee Ali, Member of the Board, BRAC Bank (Bangladesh)
Laurence Scialom, Associate Professor (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Frédéric Tiberghien, Chairman of Finansol

If you wish to attend, please register at http://up-campus.org/evenements/voir/id/312

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About the GABV

The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is an independent network of banks with a shared mission to use finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The Alliance consists of 25 financial institutions operating across 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, North America and Europe; serving 20 million customers; holding up to USD 100 billion of combined assets under management; powered by a network of 30,000 co-workers. With a Secretariat headquartered at Triodos Bank in the Netherlands, the Alliance of sustainable banks, credit unions, micro finance 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. We call it Banking On Values.

Press contacts

Agence Wellcom
Sandra Ciavarella & Gaëlle Ryouq,
T : +33 1 46 34 60 60
sc@wellcom.fr / gr@wellcom.fr

Crédit Coopératif
Laurence Moret & Tiara de Cerval
T : +33 1 47 24 83 37 / 83 47
presse@credit-cooperatif.coop