Fair Finance Guide International (FFGI) is an international civil society network initiated by Oxfam, that seeks to strengthen the commitment of banks and other financial institutions to social, environmental and human rights standards.
FFGI builds on a pioneering model developed in the Netherlands since 2009, followed by a similar initiative in Brazil in 2011, both of which demonstrated leverage and potential for bringing about change in the financial sector.
FFGI is currently active in (9) countries: Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. In every country, a coalition of civil society groups, with expertise in areas relevant to monitoring and assessing the financial sector, operates under the umbrella of FFGI. FFGI coalitions often include development and human rights organisations, labour unions, environmental groups, and consumer organisations.
Civil society organisations involved in the Fair Finance Guides:
Through this, FFGI provides evidence-based research and analysis for critical dialogues with banks, for informing the public, and for ensuring improved democratic oversight of financial institutions.
Interested in joining?
In collaboration with different parties we are pursuing the further expansion of Fair Finance Guides. Several organizations in different countries have shown genuine interest in starting up a Fair Finance Guide in their country. To know more about how your organization can join the initiative, please contact: Gine Zwart, Coordinator Fair Finance Guide International: gine.zwart [at] oxfamnovib.nl.