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Values Based Banking

Values based banking is a diverse movement drawing in community banks, ethical, green and socially oriented banks and including cooperatives, credit unions, privately owned banks, B Corporations and public companies that is purposively oriented towards the development of a sustainable economy. The paper identifies four values that need to be at the heart of a sustainable, or values based financial system – sustainability, transparency, diversity/fairness and inclusion – and highlights key channels for scaling up the impact of values based banking.

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