Last updated: 10:15 / Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Responsible Banking Challenge

IEB and WSBI Launch an International Initiative to Build a More Responsible Financial System

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IEB and WSBI Launch an International Initiative to Build a More Responsible Financial System

IEB, centre focused on financial training, and WSBI (World Saving Banks Institute), in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE), launched the first international initiative aimed at building a more responsible financial system: the ‘Responsible Banking Challenge’.

The main objective is to encourage financial professionals to send their proposals to contribute to the development of a financial system that is more responsible society, the environment and the world economy. This is an opportunity to build a more ethical system worldwide, in which banking professionals are committed to social development.

Some of the fields where these proposals can be developed are, for example; financial integration (according to the World Bank, universal access to financial services contributes to poverty reduction); CSR activities; improvements in a bank’s good governance strategy; financial entities’ good practices manual; or the creation of indicators capable to of evaluating the ethical and responsibility level of financial institutions.

The best initiative will obtain a scholarship to study the Master in Responsible Banking from IEB and WSBI, an online programme in English, taught in collaboration with the London School of Economics Executive Education (LSE). The other selected candidates will be awarded a 30%-50% scholarship to study the programme.

Furthermore, the Master Programme alumni will receive during the course coaching sessions in order to put in practice the knowledge acquired during the lessons and to improve their personal development, and will be part of a mentoring course with professionals specialized in the field.

Financial professionals interested in taking part should submit their proposals to mrb@ieb.es by April 22th. Written formats should not exceed 1,500 words (4/5 pages) or 10 Power Point slides. An audiovisual should not last longer than 3 to 5 minutes. Further information can be obtained at twitter @IEB_Spain / @IEB_Alumnos

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