Commitments

CECA's institutional commitments are materialised through membership of various initiatives and collaboration with national and international organisations, as well as through securing various certificates and awards.

World Savings and Retail Banking Group

CECA is a member of the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI), an international association representing the interests of almost 6,000 banks from 80 countries on all continents, where CECA holds the presidency.

European Savings and Retail Banking Group

CECA is a member of the European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG), representing the sector by helping savings and retail banks in 18 European countries to strengthen their focus on serving society and boosting SMEs. CECA holds the vice presidency of ESBG.

Centre for Responsible and Sustainable Finance

Finresp is the Spanish Centre for Responsible and Sustainable Finance. It was created with the goal of addressing the difficulties and needs of the business fabric and, in particular, Spanish SMEs to contribute positively to the commitments of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals - which gives it its structure-, as well as the mandate of the Paris Agreement.

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

CECA supports the Principles for Responsible Banking of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact

CECA is a member of the Spanish Network of the UN Global Compact and therefore works to promote sustainability and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Climate Change Conference

Within the framework of COP25, held in Madrid in 2019, we presented the joint agreement of the main Spanish banks to reduce the carbon footprint of their credit portfolios in order to align with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Digital pact of the Spanish Data Protection Agency for the protection of individuals

CECA has joined the Digital Pact for the Protection of Individuals, launched by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), an initiative that is part of the Agency's Social Responsibility and Sustainability Framework and promotes a broad agreement for the coexistence of citizens in the digital realm.

National Financial Education Plan

CECA has collaborated with the National Financial Education Plan, promoted by the Bank of Spain and the National Securities Market Commission, as well as the General Secretariat of the Treasury and Financial Policy and the Directorate General for Insurance and Pension Funds, since its inception in 2008.

Finance for All

CECA and Funcas were awarded the 'Finance for All' financial education award in 2019.

Funcas Financial Education Stimulus Programme

Initiative aimed at financing projects that contribute to improving the level and quality of financial education in Spain developed by CECA's member entities, either directly or through their associated foundations.

Financial Reality Observatory (ORFIN)

The Thinking Heads-UAH Chair on Financial Reality, of which ORFIN is a member, was created with the aim of focusing its activity on research into the behaviour of finance in the Spanish economy and society; in which the University of Alcalá has always excelled since its foundation in the 15th century.

Madrid Press Association

We contribute to APM's First Employment Programme by collaborating with the most important and significant media companies to facilitate the first job for young graduates in Information Science (Journalism) from any Spanish university.

Internet Day

CECA is a member of the Internet Day Promotion Committee, made up of national organisations of recognised prestige that are particularly interested and involved in promoting the development and good use of the Internet and new technologies.

European Banking Institute

CECA is a supporting member of the European Banking Institute (EBI), an international centre for banking research in which various prestigious European academic institutions collaborate to produce studies of the highest quality in the fields of banking regulation and supervision in Europe.

Institute for International Finance

CECA is a member of the Institute for International Finance (IIF), a global financial association whose mission is to support the financial sector in prudent risk management, to develop sound industry practices, and to advocate regulatory, financial and economic policies that are in the general interest of its members and that promote global financial stability and sustainable economic growth.

Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation

CECA is part of the Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation, a non-profit private cultural institution. This patronage contributes to the conservation, study and dissemination of the rich heritage housed in one of the world's most important museums: the Prado.

Carolina Foundation

CECA is an institutional patron of the Carolina Foundation, an institution that promotes cultural relations and cooperation in educational and scientific affairs between Spain and countries of the Latin American Community of Nations and with other countries with special historical, cultural and geographical links.

Foundation for Law and Business Research (FIDE)

CECA is a member of the Business Advisory Board of FIDE, a legal and economic think-tank whose vocation is to be a meeting place for companies, the public administration and independent professionals.