IMPACT BANKING


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Impact banking: Can this generation of leaders change banking for good?

Impact banking: Can this generation of leaders change banking for good?

September 18, 2018
By HELEN AVERY and PETER LEE

From the United Nations and the European Commission to customers and shareholders, the world’s banks face increasing pressure not only to consider their broader role in society but also to take actions that have a positive impact on it. There is no doubt that most chief executives take this challenge seriously. Whether they take it far enough remains to seen.

Meet the champions of global impact banking

Meet the champions of global impact banking

September 18, 2018

Any important new market needs its innovators, cheerleaders and pioneers… As banks try to build more responsible and sustainable businesses, these are the champions of impact banking at 10 of the world’s biggest firms.

UN Sustainable Development Goals: The keys to responsible banking?

These are the areas that the United Nations says banks need to consider when accepting their responsibilities in shaping and financing a sustainable future.

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Impact banking: Vancity – delivering on the triple bottom line

Impact banking: Vancity – delivering on the triple bottom line

September 19, 2018
By HELEN AVERY

Vancity is the largest credit union in Canada, but by 2007 it was acting like a commercial bank – yet now, after steering every part of the business back to being mission-based, it is delivering record profits, lower risk, new membership and improved employee engagement.

Impact banking: Erste – the social banking network

Impact banking: Erste – the social banking network

September 19, 2018
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

The transition to capitalism has brought prosperity to much of emerging Europe but left large sections of society struggling to catch up – now Austria’s Erste Group is going back to its roots to bring prosperity to the region through social banking.

Impact banking: Putting the impact back into Islamic finance

Impact banking: Putting the impact back into Islamic finance

September 19, 2018
By CHRIS WRIGHT

Islamic finance has become too focused on getting arcane structures to be technically Shariah compliant, but a new initiative in Malaysia attempts to make Islamic finance socially positive once more – and to measure its success.