Task Force member Natalie Jabangwe is the CEO of EcoCash, the second-largest mobile financial services company in Africa. Currently the youngest tech-company CEO on the continent, the British-born and -educated Natalie was working a prestigious job in London when in
Following the recent announcement from the European Union of its intent to establish an international platform to consolidate global work on sustainable finance, the European Commission on Thursday convened a global conference on the topic, inviting expert speakers from around
This week the Secretariat released the approved Framework Document which provides the basic building blocks that will underpin the work of the Task Force. Developed in collaboration between co-chairs Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos, their sherpas Simon Zadek and Tim
Mobile networks, cloud-based services, and big-data analytics are already helping to reach thousands of previously unbanked customers with transaction accounts, savings products, and credit. But many emerging markets lack connectivity infrastructure and trusted institutions and counterparties. Distributed ledgers may provide
Last month’s meeting in Davos covered a wide range of issues that reflected the Task Force’s ambitious mandate. There are many possible directions for our work, but among the clear priorities: Task Force members are committed to advancing gender equality.
Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Sustainable DevelopmentTask Force co-chairs Maria Ramos and Achim Steiner share their thoughts about the digitalization of finance and what that means for sustainable development. Read their op/ed in Project Syndicate.Dec 17, 2018 | MARIA RAMOS,