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Portrait of EthicCapital in Georgia

David Niguriani

After migrating to Germany, David Niguriani worked some years for our member GLS Bank. Then he returned home to Georgia, exporting what he learned in Germany in founding a social finance association called Ethic Finance (described in this text issued by the german returning experts program CIM). After establishing Ethic Finance he founded a credit union: EthicCapital.

Financité - Good Money, newsletter du 4 décembre 2014


"Why the media is not really interested in the topic of banking regulation?" our belgian member Financité asks in their latest newsletter. And: "Do you think that too much regulation affects the rentability of the banks?"; "Did the banking lobby win this battle of ideas?"

Read more here (in french only)

etikaINFO 46 - December 2014

etikaINFO 46

Our member etika published their december bulletin, describing new projects (for example a fashion truck) and analysing the practice of tax-rulings for multinational companies not only in Luxemburg, but worldwide.

Read more here (in french and german)

Portal of Solidarity Economy - News 107


The latest version of the newsletter of solidarity economy talks about the International Congress of Social solidarity Economy and the progress that has been made in terms of diversity, plurality, knowledge and common commitment to building economic relations based on sustainability of life. In a few days a documentation will be published. Furthermore REAS has published a report highlighting a progressive increase in number of partner networks, number of entities, hired and total revenue staff provides.

Australia: Impact 25 voting open

Community Sector Banking

Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 is open since mid-november for voting to decide Australia’s 25 most influential people in the not-for-profit sector. After two weeks and hundreds of people across the social economy nominating influencers, over 200 people are now on the nominees list. Impact 25‘Nominations covered all aspects of the not-for-profit sector as well as delving into the political world,’ says Pro Bono Australia’s New Editor, Lina Caneva. ‘Many are household names, while others are diligent campaigners working tirelessly in their specialised fields.

Month of the SSE: The MBM around the world


The Mont-Blanc Meetings association represented all over the world for the internationalization of the Month of Social and Solidarity Economy