On September 25th, Tilman Ehrbeck, Managing Partner at Flourish Ventures and Chair of the Reference Group of the UNSGSA, moderated a special event focusing on how financial inclusion—particularly digital finance—helps to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to best overcome remaining challenges to achieve full financial inclusion.
The event, titled “Financial Inclusion for Development: Building on 10 Years of Progress,” featured Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), in addition to remarks by UN Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, President of the World Bank Group Mr. David Malpass, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Ms. Melinda Gates, President and CEO of PayPal Mr. Dan Schulman, President and CEO of Mastercard Mr. Ajay Banga.
The event also coincides with the 10th anniversary since Queen Máxima accepted the designation of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate. It was a special celebration of the progress made in financial inclusion over the last decade, and a recognition of financial inclusion’s importance to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
Watch the event below, and learn more from UNSGSA here.