What you can achieve with your money
Money is for the people – the GLS Bank works according to this guiding principle since 1974. As the first social ecological bank it is the pioneer of the sustainable banking business. It offers all the services of a modern bank: a current account with a credit card, provisions, financing and participation and even donating and gifting (in cooperation with the GLS trust).
The bank, following detailed criteria, only invests in companies and projects active in a social, ecological or cultural area.
Part of this are the ecological agriculture, renewable energies, the organic industry, free (primary) schools, institutes for handicapped persons, housing projects, health and culture.
Ever since its founding, the GLS Bank works with high transparency standards. This means, that the bank not only discloses its principles, but also the names of all companies that it finances.
Therefore all lending to companies, that are being made possible by the money invested by the clients are being made transparent. The same thing goes for nonspeculative proprietary investments (Loans to private persons are naturally being kept secret). Members and clients of the GLS Bank know, where their money is being put to use.
With their target-oriented social ecological investments on the one and their comprehensive transparency on the other hand the GLS Bank offers meaningful and sustainable bank services – with the threefold benefits: human, trendsetting, economic.