European Association of Co-operative Banks

The European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) represents, promotes and defends the common interests of its 27 member institutions and of cooperative banks, with regard to banking as well as to co-operative legislation.

Founded in 1970, today the EACB is a leading professional lobbying association in the European banking industry.

European Banking Federation

The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from across Europe. The federation is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.


The UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre, established on 17 September 1991, is a member of the GRID (Global Resource Information Database) network, established by the UN Environment (United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP) to foster sustainable management of natural resources. We are one of the few specialised centres in charge of collecting, processing, and facilitating access to data and information about the natural environment, as well as promoting application of spatial data and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

Officially registered as an NGO (the branch of the National Foundation for the Environmental Protection in Poland), we cooperate with many national and international partners – local authorities, educational entities and companies implementing CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policies.


VfU is the network of sustainable finance professionals. It serves as a platform to discuss, exchange and deepen knowledge on sustainable finance topics. Our members from about 50 financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, asset managers) in the D/A/CH region consider sustainability not only as a cornerstone for their businesses’ future but also as a societal necessity.

Our work focuses on the opportunities and obstacles faced by the financial sector in its key role in financing sustainable growth.