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An Forum

The Power of FinTech: Creating a More Sustainable and Inclusive World for All

13 October 2021

Hybrid: Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB & Online

A brand new forum by Innovate Finance, showcasing the power of FinTech to create real change, right now.

Join us as we welcome FinTech founders, financial institutions, policy-makers and regulators, NPOs, NGOs, professional services, investors and international hubs for a one-day impact summit. Senior leaders from across the industry will discuss and debate key problem areas facing society and develop an action plan with tangible outputs that showcase how the sector can help create and support a fairer, greener and more sustainable world for all.

Key Themes

  • The State of Sustainability: A Global Outlook
  • Collaboration for a Greener World: How FinTech Actors Are Taking The Lead
  • Third-Party Data and The Need For Transparency
  • Financial Services Innovation and Climate Change: A Perfect Union
  • Building Back Better: Are Investors Taking The Driving Seat?
  • Regulation for a Better World: International Best Practices in Focus
  • Financial Inclusion and Wellbeing: A Financial Services System That Caters to All 
  • Back to Basics: Supporting the Growth of Responsible Businesses

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Our dedicated matchmaking AI will ask you to indicate your preferences and find out a bit more about you. The AI will then get to work and find other attendees who want to meet people just like you; you can then say hello and even schedule a virtual meeting there and then. The audience on the app is carefully curated by us to have the best of the best from the FinTech ecosystem.

The platform opens on the 28th September, and Innovate Finance member firms will receive a code to join ahead of the launch.

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Agenda

How can FinTech act as an enabler to help solve some of the key issues currently facing society? How can innovation in financial services support the world effort on climate change? What is the role of FinTech entrepreneurs, innovators, policy-makers and investors when it comes to ensuring that the future of financial services remains inclusive and sustainable?

08:30 Registration opens

8:15 Breakfast Briefing #1

8:15 Breakfast Briefing #2

9:20 Opening by Host

Julia Streets, Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting

9:25 Welcome Address

Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance

9:30 Welcome Address

Amy French, Director, Level39

9:35 Opening Keynote

John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister

9:50 Fireside Chat

Collaboration for a Greener World: the Synergies of Tech and Financial Services


What happens when two heavy weights get together to build a better world? Both sectors have grown rapidly, why reinvent the book when we can leverage this for ESG.

10:10 Panel Discussion

Third-Party Data, The Need for Transparency and AI: How Data Processing Can Leapfrog Us All to a Better World

Reliable data to assess green credentials & environmental performance are hard to come by, but we need them in order to establish recommendations and insights
Where should we look, what should we choose? How do we assess it?
If Data transparency forms the backbone of a more sustainable financial world, data analytics become its brain. What is the art of the possible as far as FinTech is concerned? Where are we at and what can we plausibly expect in the next 5-10 years?

10:45 Morning Break

11:15 Panel Discussion

Sustainability in Search of a Common Framework: How FinTech Can Help

Things are moving forward and fast when it comes to sustainability. But in the absence of a common framework, defining once and for all what is green and what is not, actors are left to their own devices. Do best practices exist for ESG taxonomy? How are the various legal systems dealing with the ever-growing ESG landscape? And most importantly, can  FinTech play a role in supporting the harmonisation of standards?

If Data transparency forms the backbone of a more sustainable financial world, data analytics become its brain. What is the art of the possible as far as FinTech is concerned? Where are we at and what can we plausibly expect in the next 5-10 years?

11:15 Workshop 

11:55 Panel Discussion

B2B vs B2C: How are FinTech Players Gearing up to Change the World One Client at a Time

Let’s explore the realm of possibilities in FinTech. What solutions can be thought of to: help businesses be net zero; provide tools and infrastructure for net zero financial services; enable consumers to take action; or embed Net Zero in capital markets.

12:30 Fireside Chat

Building Back Better: Are (Impact) Investors In the Driving Seat?

Previously the realm of activists, mainstream investors and governments are now openly pointing the finger at polluters, and voting with their feet. 

But is it really making a difference and how can FinTech support?

12:50 Lunch Break

12:50 Panel Discussion | Streamed Online only

Innovation in Financial Services for a Greener World: What Can We Hope For

Explore with these four experts what their vision for green FinTech is. How far can we go? 

Agenda

How can FinTech act as an enabler to help solve some of the key issues currently facing society? How can innovation in financial services support the world effort on climate change? What is the role of FinTech entrepreneurs, innovators, policy-makers and investors when it comes to ensuring that the future of financial services remains inclusive and sustainable?

13:30 Welcome Address

13:35 Panel discussion

Leveraging FinTech to further the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

FinTech has made financial services much more inclusive, but what role does it have to play in rebuilding our economy in a more sustainable way?

13:30 Roundtable

14:10 Keynote

14:30 Panel Discussion

The Incumbents’ Corner: Distribution and FinTech Partnerships in Focus

How do asset managers distribute ESG in their funds? What new distribution models exist? What are the emerging FinTechs in this space? How are Partnerships devised?

14:30 Breakout Session

15:15 Afternoon Break

15:35 Panel Discussion

15:45 Workshop

16:10 Keynote

16:30 Panel Discussion

How Can FinTech Better Society? Inclusion and Wellness in Focus

FinTech has proven time and time again that it delivers on giving access to financial services to all and provides tools to enhance one’s financial health. Still, many are left out and the wealth gap remains huge. So what’s next?

17:05 Panel Discussion

Supporting the Growth of Green Businesses: What FinTech Can Do

Being ESG responsible has different meanings. What is the financial services sector doing to help its customers transform?

17:40 Closing Comments

17:45 Networking Drinks

Speakers

Amy French

Director, Level39

Anne Richards

CEO, Fidelity International

Annika Monari

CEO, Artos Marketplace

Bailey Kursar

Founder, Touco Lab

Bindi Karia

Venture Partner, Draper Esprit

Blair Halliday

Head of UK, Gemini

Charlotte O’Leary

CEO, Pensions for Purpose

David Craig

Co-Chair, Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD); Senior Advisor, LSEG

Denisse Rudich

Senior Policy Advisor, The Sentry

Dr Nicola Ranger

Deputy Director for the Centre for Greening Finance & Investment and Head of Climate and Environmental Risk Research, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme

Dr Vian Sharif

Head of Sustainability, FNZ

Duncan Grierson

Founder and CEO, Clim8 Invest

Eva Gustavsson

Head of Global Government Relations Policy, PayPal

Freddy Kelly

Founder & CEO, Credit Kudos

Gary Bond

CEO TISAtech and TISA Universal Reporting Network (TURN)

Gavin Starks

Founder, Icebreaker One

Geilan Malet-Bates

Chair & Sustainable Finance Lead, P27 Green FinTech Forum

Huw Van Steenis

Chair Sustainable Finance Committee and Senior Adviser to the CEO, UBS

Jamie Broderick

Board Member Impact Investing Institute

Jill Docherty

Head of Business Development UK&I; Fintech, Commercial & Strategic Growth Issuers, Visa

John Glen MP

Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister

Julia Streets

Founder and CEO, Streets Consulting

Koley Korte

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Business Transformation, AllianceBernstein

Louise Smith

Chair, Innovate Finance

Marianne Haarh

Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance

Mariquit Corcoran

Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays

Nic Lenz

FinTech consultant, Strategic Advisor, Startup Business Mentor

Robert Hokin

Managing Partner, Greenbacker Investment Capital

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina

Chief Strategy Officer, Blend Network

Saker Nusseibeh CBE

CEO- International, Federated Hermes

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