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Building Banking On Values

Building Banking On Values

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May 19th 2016:Can Grassroots Initiatives Change Banking For The Better?

Yes they can!
Meet Olaf, Darrin and Marloes: Leading Grassroots Change in Banking From Community Development Solutions to Occupy and Innovation Movements.
Values-based banking is a growing, viable alternative to the current banking system. Also known as ethical, regenerative, just or sustainable banking, values-based banking puts people before profit, and puts banking back in service of the communities and organisations that make it possible.
The approach is practiced by a growing number of banks and banking cooperatives worldwide. They have diverse business models but

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Darrin Williams

Meet Darrin Williams: Chief Executive Director of Southern Bancorp, Inc. (USA) Darrin Williams’ career is a unique combination of law, business, and politics. Presently, Darrin serves as the CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc., where he oversees the activities of all three of Southern’s Community Development Financial Institutions, known collectively as 'Southern'. Prior to joining Southern, Williams served in the Office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as Arkansas’ Chief Deputy Attorney General and later as a partner at the law firm of Carney, Williams, Bates, Pulliam & Bowman, PLLC, where he focused on representing aggrieved investors and consumers in
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Marloes Nicholls

Meet Marloes Nicholls: Senior Fellow, Finance Innovation Lab, and Program Manager with Meteos (United Kingdom). Marloes has been Programme Manager, Finance (Meteos), Director of Money Comms Lab and lead researcher for BankingFutures. Marloes provides advice to campaigners and students working on alternative finance and economics. Marloes has conducted workshops and lectures in a variety of fora, including the International Cooperative Alliance World Expo, the Pisa Internet Festival, OIKOS, the Skoll Centre for Entrepreneurship, and a number of financial institutions. Marloes has a wealth of experience working on social change, including co-founding the campaign Move Your Money UK
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Olaf Weber

Olaf is the director of the master's program in Sustainability Management and a CIGI Senior Fellow. His research and teaching interests centre on the connection between financial sector players, such as banks and sustainable development, and the link between sustainability and the financial performance of enterprises. Olaf's latest book, Sustainable Banking introduces business leaders and students to how financial institutions can manage environmental and social impact and meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generations. https://uwaterloo.ca/scho
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