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

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

9:10 Opening by Host

Julia Streets, Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting

9:15 Welcome Address

Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance

9:20 Welcome Address

Amy French, Director, Level39

9:25 Opening Pre-recorded Keynote

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

9:30 Fireside Chat

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?

Alan Tang, Head of Data Management, Mudano (part of Accenture) (moderator)
Nicola Ranger, Deputy Director for the Centre for Greening Finance & Investment and Head of Climate and Environmental Risk Research, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
Gavin Starks, Founder, Icebreaker One
Ryan Joyce, Head of FinTech UK&I, Salesforce

10:05 Pre-recorded Fireside Chat

Bridging The Say-Do Gap : How We Can Increase Action Alongside Intentions

Saving the planet requires behaviour change from all of us. 84% of consumers say being eco-friendly is important to them, but only 50% of consumers then actually buy from eco-friendly brands. As consumers, while we have good intentions, we sometimes struggle to translate those intentions into actions. In our breakout session / fireside, we will be tackling the increasingly pertinent challenge of how we – as consumers, FinTechs, regulatory bodies & financial institutions – can bridge the Say-Do Gap and align our actions with our intentions. We want to discuss what role all actors have in the mission of Sustainability, and what tangible actions all actors can take away to help us truly bridge the say-do gap.

Emma Burnett, Head of Digital Solutions, NatWest
Emma Kisby, UK CEO, CoGo
Grace Francis, Chief Experience Officer, Karmarama
Vanessa Harding, Head of Sustainability, Accenture (moderator)

10:25 Fireside Chat

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 when it comes to an ESG taxonomy? How are the various legal systems dealing with the ever-growing ESG landscape? And most importantly, what is the role of FinTech in supporting the harmonisation of standards across industries and continents?

Denisse Rudich, Senior Policy Advisor, The Sentry
Eva Gustavsson,
Head of Global Government Relations Policy, PayPal
Geilan Malet-Bates,
Chair, Green FinTech Forum (moderator)

10:45 Morning Break

11:05 Pre-recorded Fireside Chat 

Collaboration for a Greener World: the Synergies between 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.

Anne Richards, CEO, Fidelity International
Rishi Khosla, CEO, OakNorth
Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance

11:25   Fireside Chat 

Pre-recorded session

Marianne Haarh, Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance
Tram Anh Nguyen, Co-founder, CFTE (moderator)

11:40 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.

Duncan Grierson, Founder & CEO, Clim8 Invest
Jill Docherty, Head of Business Development UK&I; Fintech, Commercial & Strategic Growth Issuers, Visa
Ulrich Pietsch, CEO, Ecolytiq
Rachel Kent, Head of Financial Services Regulation, Hogan Lovells
Lord (Chris) Holmes of Richmond MBE
Bindi Karia, Venture Partner, Drapers Esprit (moderator)

12:15 Fireside Chat

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

Investors and activists are now openly getting out of the woods to call on polluters. 

(think Chris Hohn’s Sayor the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures). What can institutional investors do and how can FinTech support? 

James Broderick, Board Member, Impact Investing Institute
Julia Streets, Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting (moderator)

12:35 Lunch Break

13:00 Pre-recorded Panel discussion

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? 

Koley Corte, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Business Transformation, Alliance Bernstein
Mariquit Corcoran, Managing Director and the Chief Innovation Officer at Barclays
Alix Brunet, Vice President, Venture Investing, Citi Ventures
Robert Le, FinTech Analyst, Pitchbook
Victoria Roberts, Director of FinTech Delivery Panel & InsurTech Board, Tech Nation (moderator)

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?

13:35 Welcome Address

Chris Hayward, Sheriff of the City of London; Deputy Chairman of the Policy Committee, City of London Corporation

13:40 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?

Blair Haliday, Head of UK, Gemini
Annika Monari, CEO Artos Marketplace
Henry White, Co-founder and CEO, Finance Unlocked
Rashee Pandey, Head of Partnerships and Growth, Innovate Finance (moderator)

14:15 Keynote

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

14:30 Fireside Chat

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 the space? How are Partnerships defined?


George Carivalis, Founder, Purpose Driven Capital
Rachael Johnson, Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance, ACCA

14:50 Afternoon Break

15:20 Panel Discussion

Fintech4Good: the Role of FinTechs in Society’s Mental Health 

The new research by Claro, Mental Health UK and the Money Charity combined with the recent Woolard Report shows a strong correlation between money matters and mental health. This undeniable link together with the nature of consumers in today’s society poses an ethical question to fintech companies in the UK as well as forces these companies to ask tough questions that might impact their business models. 

Join the session to get insights into behavioral biases behind our financial decisions, the impact of fintech business models on our mental health, good vs evil in the world of fintech, the policy needed to drive positive change and financial inclusion.

Philippa Martinelli, Advisor, FinTech Specialist, Department for International Trade
Brian Dow, CEO, Mental Health UK
Rob Brockington, CEO, Claro
Dr Mark Fenton O’Creevy, Behavioral Finance Professor
Nitya Gupta, FinTech Investor, Element Ventures
Parveen , Ecosystem Director, Innovate Finance (moderator)

15:55 Pre-recorded Fireside Chat

Saker Nusseibeh CBE, CEO- International, Federated Hermes
Samina Akram, Managing Partner, Samak Ethical Finance (moderator)

16:15 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?

Bailey Kursar, Founder, Touco Lab
Angus Clacher, Head of Product, Credit Kudos
Iana Vidal, Director of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, UK & EU, Clearpay
Duncan Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Gretel
Nizam Uddin OBE, CSO, Algbra
Nic Lenz, FinTech consultant, Strategic Advisor, Startup Business Mentor (moderator)

16:50 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?

Anna Krotova, Director of Sustainability, Mambu
Adam Jackson, Director of Policy, Innovate Finance (moderator)
Dr Vian Sharif, Head of Sustainability, FNZ
Huw Van Steenis, Chair Sustainable Finance Cttee and Senior Adviser to the CEO, UBS
Simon Cureton, CEO, Funding Options
Stephen Dury, Vice President, Capgemini Invent

17:35 Closing Address 

Louise Smith, Chair, Innovate Finance

17:40 Closing Comments

17:45 Networking Drinks

Speakers

Adam Jackson

Director of Policy

Adeline Diab

Director of ESG & Thematic Investing Research (Bloomberg Intelligence), EMEA & APAC, Bloomberg LP

Alan Tang

Head of Data Management Practice, Mudano

Amy French

Director, Level39

Anna Krotova

Director of Sustainability, Mambu

Anne Richards

CEO, Fidelity International

Annika Monari

CEO, Artos Marketplace

Bailey Kursar

Founder, Touco Lab

Bindi Karia | Innovation Expert and Advisor
Bindi Karia

Venture Partner, Draper Esprit

Blair Halliday

Head of UK, Gemini

Brian Dow

CEO, Mental Health UK

Charlotte O’Leary

CEO, Pensions for Purpose

Chris Hayward

Deputy Policy Chair, City of London

David Craig

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

Denisse Rudich | Chief Compliance Officer
Denisse Rudich

CCO & Co-Founder, ElementaryB

Dr Mark Fenton O’Creevy

Behavioral Finance Professor

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
Dr Vian Sharif

Head of Sustainability, FNZ

Duncan Grierson | Founder and CEO
Duncan Grierson

Founder and CEO, Clim8 Invest

Duncan Stevens

Chief Executive Officer, Gretel

Eva Gustavsson | Head of Government Relations
Eva Gustavsson

Head of Global Government Relations Policy, PayPal

Gavin Starks

Founder, Icebreaker One

Geilan Malet-Bates

Chair & Sustainable Finance Lead, P27 Green FinTech Forum

Henry White

Co-founder and CEO of Finance Unlocked

Huw Van Steenis

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

Iana Vidal | Head of Policy and Government Affairs
Iana Vidal

Director of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, UK & EU, Clearpay

Jamie Broderick

Board Member Impact Investing Institute

Janine Hirt | COO
Janine Hirt

CEO, Innovate Finance

Jill Docherty | Head of Business Development
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
Julia Streets

Founder and CEO, Streets Consulting

Koley Korte | Senior Vice President and Global Head of Business Transformation
Koley Korte

Senior Vice President and Global Head of Business Transformation, AllianceBernstein

Lord (Chris) Holmes of Richmond MBE |
Lord (Chris) Holmes of Richmond MBE

Louise Smith

Chair, Innovate Finance

Marianne Haarh

Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance

Mariquit Corcoran

Managing Director and the Chief Innovation Officer at Barclays

Nic Lenz

FinTech consultant, Strategic Advisor, Startup Business Mentor

Nitya Gupta

FinTech Investor, Element Ventures

Nizam Uddin OBE

CSO, Algbra

Parveen Dhanda

Ecosystem Director

Philippa Martinelli |
Philippa Martinelli

Advisor, FinTech Specialist, Department for International Trade

Rachael Johnson

Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance, ACCA

Rashee Pandey

Head of Partnerships and Growth

Rishi Khosla | CEO
Rishi Khosla

CEO, OakNorth

Rob Brockington

CEO, Claro

Robert Hokin

Managing Partner, Greenbacker Investment Capital

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina | Chief Strategy Officer
Roxana Mohammadian-Molina

Chief Strategy Officer, Blend Network

Ryan Joyce

Head of FinTech UK&I, Salesforce

Saker Nusseibeh CBE

CEO- International, Federated Hermes

Samina Akram | Managing Partner
Samina Akram

Managing Partner, Samak Ethical Finance Ltd

Shameek Kundu

Head of Financial Services, Truera

Sharon Lewis | Partner
Sharon Lewis

Global Head of Finance, Insurance and Investment, Hogan Lovells

Simon Cureton

CEO, Funding Options

Stephen Dury

Vice President, Capgemini Invent

Tram Anh Nyugen | Co-Founder
Tram Anh Nguyen

Co-Founder, CFTE

Ulrich Pietsch

CEO, Ecolytiq

Victoria Roberts

Director of FinTech Delivery Panel & InsurTech Board, Tech Nation

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