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Igniting Innovation in Financial Access

October 11, 2013 | 18:00 ET, 22:00 GMT

Over 2.5 billion adults do not have access to quality, affordable financial services, using instead informal methods to save, borrow, and secure their assets. Access to finance also remains a considerable obstacle for small and medium size enterprises, as financial systems remain too underdeveloped to serve their needs.

Challenges remain toward building a more inclusive financial sector that can spur economic growth and reduce poverty levels. Join World Bank Group President Kim, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Honorary Patron of the G20 GPFI, government ministers, and banking CEOs for a panel on how broader financial inclusion can be achieved through the use of multi-stakeholder partnerships and technology to enable business model innovation.

In partnership with the World Economic Forum.

Speakers

UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development

Founder and Executive Chairman, The World Economic Forum

Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Equity Bank, Kenya

Director, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University

Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group