When you think of lumber companies, it is easy to picture the shocking then-and-now pictures of rainforests or the huge machines they use. But not all lumber companies are created equally, some are on a counter-intuitive mission to save the trees. Enter Vaagen Timbers, a company which is tackling the double edged sword of forest restoration: how could we improve the health of our dwindling trees and still find value from their by-products? Their products range from cross-laminated timber to glue laminated beams, and their approach allows them to turn smaller logs into lighter, more durable building material. It sounds simple, but compared to the traditional methods of forestry and production they are far more sustainable. Join us for a riveting conversation between Russ Vaagen, CEO of Vaagen Timbers; Diego Penaloza, PhD., an LCA expert at PEAB ANLÄGGNING AB; and Fernanda Avila Swinburn, Senior Research Analyst at Boundless.
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
In November 2018, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Accion launched a partnership to transform millions of underserved micro and small businesses around the world and help them participate in, and benefit from, the digital economy.
Over the past 4 years, more than 10 million people globally have benefitted through our work under this partnership with key partners and stakeholders. From November 15-17, we will gather in London to discuss how we achieved this goal, and the tactics and approaches that enabled us to digitally transform fintech and financial service providers, and the micro and small businesses they serve, at scale.
On November 15, we will host plenary sessions to reflect on the combined impact of COVID-19 and digital transformation on financial service providers and micro and small businesses, the role of fintechs, and the future of inclusive finance.
Please join the following live plenary sessions with us on November 15. All times GMT.