A Better Future for Finance: What banking looks like if we get it right
Global Social Enterprise Initiative, the Global Human Development Program, and the Global Alliance for Better Banking
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Washington, D.C., DC
The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of the world’s leading independent sustainable banks, Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) and Global Human Development Program invite you to a provocative keynote talk and round table discussion.
CEOs from the world’s leading values-based banks, pioneering thinkers, faculty and graduate students will explore how to deliver a profound shift to a more sustainable banking industry and why it matters.
The discussion will focus on what a banking industry made up of socially responsible, financially robust and sustainable banks really looks like. Panellists will explore how sustainable banks have shifted to a future focused on long-term benefits for the real economy, and its implications for the banking industry's regulators, local and national economies, and individual consumers.
- John Fullerton, Founder and President of Capital Institute (keynote)
- Peter Blom, GABC Chair & CEO of pan-European sustaibable bank, Triodos Bank
- Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO Vancity, Canada’s largest community credit union
- Arnold Ekpe, former CEO of Pan-African bank, Ecoban
- David Reiling, CEO of Sunrise Banks, Minnesota, leaders in urban community renewal
- Elaine Romanelli, Senior Associate Dean of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
- Jorge R Leon Lince, MBA'14 at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
- Melissa Bradley, Executive-in-Residence GSEI, will moderate the panel.
5:00 - 5.30 pm 5.30 - 7.00 pm
GABV member banks have combined assets of $70 billion, serving 10 million customers in close to 30 countries across North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. Its membership is growing, as are its individual members, whose financial performance outpaces that of the world’s biggest banks according to recent research. All share an approach to banking that puts the interests of people and the environment first while championing business principles built on transparency, diversity and sustainability.
For more information or questions, please contact: Adele Arendse at email@example.com