In the first of a new series profiling Barclays Rise hubs around the world, we speak to Yasaman Hadjibashi, Group Chief Creation Officer for Barclays Africa Group, about how new banking technology is impacting the continent and what’s in prospect at Barclays’ Cape Town Accelerator.
This year’s Cape Town Barclays Accelerator for innovative fintech companies begins in May. What’s new this year?
MetLife Foundation designed its financial inclusion strategy after extensive consultation with global leaders in the industry. We wanted to ensure that our work built on, rather than duplicated, efforts already underway. And we wanted to take full advantage of our strengths: the Foundation’s global reach, MetLife’s years of expertise and stability as one of the largest insurance companies in the world, and the support of thousands of MetLife associates eager to volunteer with the Foundation.
Born and raised around Washington D.C., Usman Ahmed knew he wanted to work in the nation’s capital on policy and research from an early age. Law degree in hand, he thought a legal fellowship with eBay would be good experience before moving onto a law firm. But fast forward six years and he’s leading PayPal’s public policy department, spearheading research on how the Internet is democratizing globalization for small businesses.
EY continues its sustainability journey with its latest report exploring the six material issues the financial services industry is facing, and reflects on their journey with their clients, people and communities.
For more than 100 years, electric utilities worldwide made relatively few investments to electric distribution networks; focusing primarily on generation and transmission infrastructure. As such, the traditional electric distribution system—comprised of a passive network of poles, wires, transformers and capacitors— delivered power to commercial, industrial and residential customers in largely the same manner for decades.
Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.
Watch this video to see how technology is accelerating financial inclusion in Bangladesh. MetLife Foundation's partner BFA is doing ground-breaking work to embed the right technology and technical capabilities in local nonprofit organizations on the ground like Sajida, working with women entreprenuers to help them navigate life's challenges and opportunities.
Global campaign continues to advance work on promoting financial inclusion in Asia
NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation today proudly announces its third year as sponsor of Multipliers of Prosperity, an award winning custom content hub led by WSJ. Custom Studios that helps raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities in the realm of financial inclusion.