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News | Summer School on Social Banking hosted by ADG in July 2015

Monday 24 November 2014

We Cooperate!

Financial solutions to jointly tackle today’s societal challenges 

The 8th Summer School will be held at Schloss Montabaur, Germany, near Frankfurt from 5-10 July 2015 jointly presented with our member the GLS Bank and the Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften ADG.

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The Akademie is the think tank in Germany for cooperative banks where the experts and executives meet to exchange and create new ideas and insights.

Here you will have the unique opportunity to come together with representatives of socially responsible, cooperative and commercial finance, looking on established best practice and future trends. 

The latest financial crises clearly brought to light the shortfalls of an ever more prolific globally-oriented financial sector that exclusively pursues a profit-maximization doctrine: It got completely disconnect from the needs of the real economy and society that it is supposed to serve. Consequently, a new culture of cooperation now is called for, also with respect to the financial sector.

However, there are already various finance organizations – both established and more recent - which, often in close cooperation with their clients and shareholders, explicitly strive to address pressing societal challenges and thus to contribute to a more sustainable development of all. We will take a closer look at these organizations and get insights from the experts.

See more details at this link.