Within Reach launch event: How banks in emerging economies can grow profitably by being more inclusive

by 06th Oct 2015
A detail from the cover of the 'Within Reach' report A detail from the cover of the 'Within Reach' report

The joint Accenture and CARE International report, Within Reach – How banks in emerging economies can grow profitably by being more inclusive, will be launched on 5 November in London. The report proposes six key insights into how banks can effectively and responsibly capitalise on the opportunity at the bottom of the pyramid, based on a diagnostic analysis of 30 mainstream banks across 12 developing countries.

Read more about the report and its key conclusions

The launch event will be a high-level breakfast briefing at Accenture’s offices in London from 7.30am to 9am on Thursday 5 November. Speakers include:

  • Simon Whitehouse, Senior Managing Director, Financial Services, Accenture
  • Christine Svarer, Global Director of Woman’s Economic Empowerment, CARE
  • Gerry Boyle, Senior Policy Adviser, CARE
  • Finn Erik Kolnes, Senior Manager, Strategy, Accenture

Places for this launch event are strictly limited. To register your interest, please send your name and organisation details to Marco Bartholdy at CARE International UK on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Gerry Boyle

I lead CARE International UK’s policy analysis and advocacy around value chains and dignified work. I originally joined CARE as the Senior Policy Adviser on Private Sector Engagement. With the advent of our new Global Programme Strategy which put a particular emphasis on women’s economic empowerment, my focus changed a little, although I still work extensively with issues in the private sector and with CARE’s corporate partners.

Until recently I spent a lot of my time on financial inclusion, now looked after by my colleague Fiona Jarden. I also co-chair the Bond Private Sector Working Group.  Immediately before I joined CARE I worked for Oxfam as Head of Business Relations for about three years, but the vast majority of my career was spent as a management consultant including being a consulting Partner at Deloitte, where for a time I led Deloitte UK’s Consumer Business consulting practice, serving many major multinationals. My original degree was in Law from Oxford University, and in 2008 when I left Deloitte I did an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy at LSE.

One good thing I've read

Amartya Sen’s Development as Freedom. It provides a framework for many people’s modern understanding of what is development, based on a profoundly human-centred approach rather than anything instrumental. And to check whether one personally is doing enough to fight poverty, I recommend Peter Singer’s The life you can save: Acting now to end world poverty – it’s very clear and easy to read but very challenging! Finally, Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans: Rich nations, poor policies, and the threat to the developing world is a very readable guide to economic development which argues strongly against many of the prevailing orthodoxies.

Email: boyle@careinternational.org

Twitter: @gerryboyle10