Posts by Graham Macmillan
New Partnership to Advance Research on Sustainable and Inclusive Business: Announcing a new report and partnership between the Citi Foundation, Tufts University and Business Fights Poverty
The Citi Foundation, Tufts University and Business Fights Poverty have launched a new partnership, along with a new report: Growth for Good or Good for Growth? The study explores how sustainable and inclusive business activities are changing business.
The Growing Global Need for Innovative Financial Solutions: Citi Foundation invites you to join an ongoing dialogue around financial inclusion
We envision NextBillion Financial Innovation as a knowledge platform, where a diverse group of experts and practitioners from a range of organizations can share their research or their work, and partake in discussions around financial products, financial capability research and technology. These connections will help us achieve the shared goals of expanding financial services to the underserved, financing promising new businesses, and ultimately, improving the livelihoods of the poor.
Between 500 million and 800 million of the world’s poor have gained access to finance in recent years. But 25 percent or less of these individuals have received any form of financial training to help them make informed decisions about entire financial future. This represents the ‘financial capability gap." It’s the reason why today we are releasing Bridging the Gap: The Business Case for Financial Capability.
ACCION International’s Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) released an important report this week that has people in the microfinance sector taking notice." Opportunities and Obstacles to Financial Inclusion" is a comprehensive survey of 301 industry participants from around the world on "how to make full financial inclusion a reality."