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Real Banking for the Real Economy: Comparing Sustainable Bank Performance with the Largest Banks in the World

Global Alliance for Banking on Values, October 2013

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Summary :

Principles of Sustainable Banking:

1. Triple bottom line approach at the heart of the business model;

2. Grounded in communities, serving the real economy and enabling new business models to meet

the needs of both;

3. Long-term relationships with clients and a direct understanding of their economic activities and the

risks involved;

4. Long-term, self-sustaining, and resilient to outside disruptions;

5. Transparent and inclusive governance;

6. All of these principles embedded in the culture of the bank.