Febea news

"The time we face requires extraordinary efforts to give credit to all those entities capable of producing positive social and environmental impacts. Impacts we will need even more." Our member Banca Etica reflects on the role of Ethical Finance in this difficult context.   Read the article
Some very significant results for our member Credit Cooperatif in 2019, and in particular a strong growth in loans to foster sustainable development of communities.For more details, have a look at the press release. hashtag
With this new offer by our member FRANCE ACTIVE, entrepreneurs who recognise themselves in the values of the Social Economy will be able to benefit from equity financing and enhanced support for fundraising.   Read more
Our member CREDAL has officially launched Change - social innovation Fund. Change will invest in Belgian innovative social enterprises in the start-up (seed) or growth (scale-up) phase.Read more
The new report of the European Commission - DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion - on "Social Enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe" mentions many FEBEA members - recognised as "specialised institutions" - and the support they offer to social economy organisations. Read the...
Our member Banca Etica is organising on the 28th February the event "Finance and Employment - How to manage money to promote employment, rights and the environment". The term “sustainability” has gained ​momentum i​n the public debate and more and more traditional financial providers are defining...
Last Friday 31/01 our member Cooperative Bank of Karditsa was invited to the Hellenic Parliament special committee to inform on "Towards a sustainable & environmentally responsible financial & banking system".   Watch the speech of our Board member Panos Tournavitis: https://tinyurl.com/...
We are glad to announce that the next FEBEA Annual Conference "CREDIT AND BEYOND - How Ethical Finance works for inclusive and climate-sustainable growth" will take place on the 27th - 29th May in Barcelona, co-organised with our members Fundación Finanzas Éticas and Banca Popolare Etica!Stay tuned...
The first EU-funded loan fund for social economy entities under the European Social Fund will soon become operational in Slovakia. One of its two operators will be our member TISE (Groupe Crédit Coopératif). The Slovak Ministry of Finance and the Slovak Investment Holding have decided to launch a...
On Tuesday 21st January 2020, the first internal meeting of the renewed Social Economy Intergroup (SEIG) took place at the European Parliament in Brussels to appoint the co-Chairs and vice-Chairs of the Intergroup and to draw up a strategy for the next five years.   Five Members of the European...