As part of this conversation we plan to launch on 5 November a new report we have developed with Accenture, the leading global consultancy: Within Reach – How banks in emerging economies can grow profitably by being more inclusive.
CARE and Accenture define financial inclusion as universal access to and use of affordable, quality financial services, provided responsibly.
Within this vision, banks need to drive financial inclusion in ways that are sustainable commercially for the industry. The report offers six key insights into how banks can effectively and responsibly capitalise on the opportunity at the bottom of the pyramid.
Our launch event will target senior banking executives and bring together various other stakeholders including NGOs, donors and corporate partners interested in promoting financial inclusion within their supply chains. The launch will be followed shortly after by a webinar targeted at the development community and other financial inclusion stakeholders.
The overall coordination of FI2020 Week is led by the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion, an action-oriented think tank working toward full global financial inclusion and based in Washington, DC. FI2020 Week aims to build momentum around addressing the most significant gaps in financial inclusion through a week of global conversation.
Follow the global conversation at www.fi2020week.org and have your say using the hashtag #FI2020.
By Marco Bartholdy, CARE International UK Advocacy Team Intern