Banca Popolare Etica is the first Italian financial institution, born in 1999 in Italy, whose goals include financing social cooperation, protecting the environment and civil society and sustaining supportive economy and non-profit scenario.
Banca Etica is an innovative bank, the first and unique in Italy to be totally inspired, in its culture and operations, to the ethical finance principles: transparency, free access to credit, efficiency and care about consequences of economic choices. Everything is done in order to better manage people’s savings focusing on socially responsible economic projects respecting human rights and the environment.
The Fondazione Finanza Etica was established to promote and facilitate national and international spread of ethical finance to encourage professionals and citizens awareness. The task of the foundation is also the encouragement of scientific research and the deepening of the relationship between ethics and finance and between ethics and economics. The activities of the foundation is also expressed in training by implementing the specific training needs required by the people who make up the system the Ethical Bank (bank workers, volunteers of boundaries and the governing bodies).