International Association of Investors in the Social Economy
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What is Social Banking?

It is the view of the INAISE Banking Group, as expressed in its 13.10.2011 meeting, that social banking is best defined along the following 4 criteria presented by Lars Pehrson in Addis Ababa:  

  • A social bank is a classical banking institution combined with a vision of a sustainable society.
  • A social bank is exclusively linked to the real economy (no speculation).
  • A social Bank maximizes sustainability and societal impact, (no profit maximization; the banks are profitable at a fair and stable level).
  • A Social Bank is transparent, including in publishing its loan book.

  For further information, please see the Presentation given by Lars Pehrson in Addis Ababa.