With less than a month to go to the launch of Building Banking on Values, a new VoiceAmerica radio series I’m hosting that goes behind the scenes to tell the stories of the people, passion and positivity within the values-based banking and financing sector; I thought to introduce you to some of our guests.

Meet Brendan Reimer: Strategic Partner, Values-Based Banking at Assiniboine Credit Union (Canada).

Brendan is Assiniboine’s Strategic Partner of Values-based Banking. As the former Manitoba Regional Director at the Canadian CED Network, member of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada, former board member at LITE and former member of ACU’s Board of Directors, Brendan is a passionate educator and organiser dedicated to creating inclusive, fairer, and more sustainable economies and communities.

Brendan’s primary responsibilities in Assiniboine are to act as strategic adviser to the CEO and senior management team on values-based banking initiatives; support the Board and committees to meet the objectives set out in ACU’s Values-based Banking Policy and action framework; and help ACU embed the principles and practices of values-based banking into the credit union’s core functions and daily work. Ultimately this work helps further Assiniboine’s reputation as a values-based banking leader – locally, nationally and internationally. Learn more.

Meet Kenneth Amaeshi: Head of the Strategy Group and Reader in Strategy & International Business, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Kenneth is the Head of the Strategy Group, a Reader in Strategy & International Business, and the Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative. Following a career in management consultancy, he has held positions at the Cranfield School of Management and the University of Warwick (Warwick Business School and Warwick Manufacturing Group, respectively). He was a Chevening Scholar (2002/3), a Scholar of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Nottingham University Business School (2003/4) and a Visiting Scholar at Said Business School, University of Oxford (2007/8).

Besides teaching and researching, Kenneth works with businesses, NGOs and governments. He is a Committee Member of the prestigious Gifford Lectures chaired by the Principal. In addition, he currently leads a University platform on Corporate Responsibility and Governance for continuous interactions with industry players, policy makers, and the general public. Learn more.


Oh, and don’t forget to tune into Building Banking on Values. My VoiceAmerica radio show airs on Thursdays 15:00 PDT on the Business channel

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