Febea news

Our Secretary General was invited as speaker at the EaSI Technical Assistance Investment Readiness Training for Microfinance Institutions held in Lisbon, Portugal in early March. He explained how Ethical Finance practitioners can collaborate with the EU to support Social Economy organisations both...
In light of the recent developments of the Covid-19 crisis across Europe, the Board of FEBEA - in agreement with the hosting organisation Fundación Finanzas Éticas - has decided to postpone the organisation of the FEBEA Annual Conference 2020.   This choice is due to the need to ensure a safe...
    A renewed commitment to support communities and social economy organisations   - Updated on the 20.11.2020. The document  provided in this page will be regularly updated, as new initiatives are being activated each week -   Ethical Finance plays a major role in supporting the communities in...
"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/...