Inspiration is, in essence, a revelation, a muse. We are inspired by so many things we see, read or watch. Sometimes they serve as an example; sometimes they motivate and even encourage us to take things further
The 76-year-history of Garanti BBVA is filled with countless milestones. Having signed its name under many firsts through the pioneering products and services offered as well as with its actions and pledges by making all its stakeholders a part of its business model, the Bank considers being a guide and a source of inspiration as an important leadership approach.
Success is undeniably a multivariable equation. Although it entails diverse elements, hard work, a disparate perspective, thoughts turned into action, and commitment are the keys to success. Inspiration wards off languidness. It is a force that incites action, encourages, and stimulates as a reflection of interactions with the persons and institutions that influence the life journey as a whole; it is a reflection of experience, learning and sharing.
Taking action is usually considered as getting half of the job done. Turning intent into action is fundamental to progress. In Goethe’s words, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
The most current examples of the vitality of action can be found under the sustainability umbrella. Numerous issues experienced in diverse locations all around the world, the Climate Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic that has imprinted the last two years manifest that so much more is needed in terms of action. At the onset of 2020, the United Nations declared the following ten years as the “Decade of Action”. “Time is running out and, in the years ahead, everybody must work hard and take action within the frame of their responsibilities,” the UN stated. Numerous exemplary, inspiring steps by various stakeholders to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets hit the agenda almost every day. And the difference that a country, an institution or an individual can make by taking action is described. The aim is to have action takers serve as a role model for the whole world…
To sum it up, the time to be just talking has come to an end. Action takers, inspirers by acting on their words are those that truly create value…
Taking action and inspiring through action are not new for Garanti BBVA. For the Bank that moves forward as one team thinking big and is referred to as a role model in its sector, acting on its words, dreaming of its yet-unspoken words to ultimately lead their implementation, and encouraging diverse stakeholders along the way are parts of the Bank’s goal to bring the age of opportunity to everyone…
Based on these realities, Garanti BBVA asks a number of questions to itself and all its stakeholders in its 2021 Integrated Annual Report. As it responds to these questions with the actions it takes, the Bank actually intends to act as a major source of inspiration with its questions and answers. More importantly, the Bank takes this opportunity to urge everyone to mobilize.
How does a bank create value? What is the power of action? How does a bank create value? What is the power of action? What is the outcome if there is trust? Why is fiduciary What is the outcome if there is trust? Why is fiduciary responsibility a duty? How does collaboration shape the responsibility a duty? How does collaboration shape the outcome? What is the impact of being a solution partner? Why outcome? What is the impact of being a solution partner? Why is the journey important to reach the goal? What is the meaning is the journey important to reach the goal? What is the meaning of finance being sustainable? How is digitalization transferred of finance being sustainable? How is digitalization transferred on experience? What does human-centered bank mean? How on experience? What does human-centered bank mean? How is transformation created? What is achieved if risk is managed?
The power of the combination of knowledge, expertise and learnings is a naked truth. With its answers to these questions, Garanti BBVA also conveys all its experience. The Bank transparently shares the value it creates by promoting continuous progress and invites everyone to ask these questions to themselves and to act.
Having completed 2021 with outstanding performance and success, Garanti BBVA, in the year ahead, will continue to back its differentiating strategy with the actions it takes, to constantly ask questions and search for their answers, to turn the answers into action, to offer them to the community in the form of products, services and benefits, to create value for all stakeholders, and to inspire everyone willing to benefit from it!