22nd of September 2019– Yesterday, the Principles for Responsible Banking were publicly launched, at a high-level event during the United Nations General Assembly in New-York. The event brought together bank CEOs and global thought leaders, bank sustainability leads as well as environmental and sustainable development experts to explore the implementation and impact potential of the newly launched Principles for Responsible Banking, but also, investors, stakeholders, policy makers & regulators, academia, civil society organizations and international media.
The Principles for Responsible Banking provide the framework for a sustainable banking system in which a bank’s business strategy is aligned with society’s goals, and guide banks in demonstrating how they are making a positive contribution to society – an increasing expectation of their customers, clients, employees and investors, as well as society-at-large.
« The European Association of Cooperatives Banks (EACB) is a proud supporter on the initiative by being one of the firsts endorsers of the Principles for Responsible Banking. Indeed, Co-operative banks are stakeholder banks and aim to build a better word since their origins. Because it is in their very roots, they are a driving force towards a more sustainable and inclusive economy in their respective eco system.” said Gerhard Hofmann, EACB President.
During the event, the following co-operative banking groups, members of the EACB, have signed the principles: Rabobank, BCC Grupo cajamar, Desjardins, Crédit Agricole S.A., Groupe BPCE and OP Financial Group.
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