Finance for a sustainable world

Malcolm Hayday

The INAISE annual meeting at the new, environmentally friendly headquarters of Banque Populaire du Haut Rhin,[1] drew over 100 social bankers, advocates, policymakers, practitioners and other interested parties from around the world. What they had in common was their commitment to a more just and inclusive financial system.

INAISE draws its membership from a diverse array of social finance institutions that come together in a shared philosophy that a financial system should reflect values of social justice, equality and the environment and that financial tools can be effective in meeting the needs of  communities that  are often excluded by the mainstream financial institutions. No matter how small many of the members may be, they demonstrate that it is possible to use financial tools to assist the smallest and most marginalized groups in society.

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