Can a bank be transparent and focused on eco-social projects?


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During the last years, society transformed banking into a monster creature. We have invested all our social shadows into this action and decided to blame it for all the evil, like a symbol we can hate and then feel better again returning to business as usual.

Andreas Neukirch, the CEO of GLS Bank Germany, invited us to discover banking as a tool to serve positive impact for problems that matter: education, housing, organic agriculture, etc. 
He showed us the real value a bank based on principles of transparency, purposeful investment and professionalism, is able to create.
 Christian Felber – initiator of the “democratic bank”, Andrea Pscheid – from good.bee, as well as other interested Hub members joined the discussion in a common effort of re-framing the banking practice towards positive impact and real value creation.

Find out more about GLS Bank here: www.gls.de

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