Sunrise Banks is a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). The GABV is a network of financial institutions operating in countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, North America and Europe. The goal of the GABV 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.
The GABV has a diverse and growing membership. Founded in 2009, the network includes banks, banking cooperatives and credit unions, microfinance institutions and community development banks from many parts of the world. GABV members have one thing in common: a shared mission to use finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development, with a focus on helping individuals fulfill their potential and build stronger communities.
The GABV works to ensure that banking is a healthy and productive system of society and develop a positive, viable alternative to the current banking system. We know that only by changing finance are we able to finance change. Increasingly, people are becoming aware of the interdependence of the real economy, social cohesion and our natural eco-system, something values-based bankers have long understood, and which is at the heart of the business model. Knowing that people want to support positive change in society, we have an opportunity to demonstrate a healthy transformation of our sector, contribute to societal solutions, and become a reference point for others along the way.