Financial Technology and Social Impact: The New Social FinTech Sector

By |2021-06-04T10:30:53+00:00June 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When we think of traditional finance firms, we don’t usually associate them with social change. Banks and insurance companies are often portrayed as heartless, money-making machines. The fast-growing social FinTech sector, however, might help change […]

¿Qué es el FinTech Social?

By |2021-05-22T19:01:16+00:00May 20th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Al hablar de FinTech Social, es necesario distinguir entre las empresas sociales de facto y aquellas con políticas de responsabilidad social corporativa (RSE) sólidas.

Las empresas sociales son aquellas cuyo objetivo principal es resolver un problema […]

The Rise Fund by Texas Pacific Group

By |2021-05-13T09:52:22+00:00May 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Rise Fund, was founded in 2016 by the Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in partnership with Bono and Jeff Skoll, the growth investing platform […]

Aspiration FinTech- Donates 10% of every dollar it earns

By |2021-04-29T08:37:01+00:00April 29th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

“Leave your bank, change the world” is the slogan of Aspiration the online financial firm that donates 10% of every dollar it earns to charities helping struggling Americans build a better life.

Andrei Cherny has […]

Blockchain in Africa — Modernizing African Economy

By |2021-04-15T11:25:00+00:00April 15th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Frontier markets can use innovative technology to leapfrog traditional infrastructure and grow at an accelerated pace.

How can blockchain technology be applied in Africa? There have been many applications of this in payments, governance structures and […]

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

By |2021-04-07T11:23:21+00:00April 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This three letter acronym is becoming more and more prevalent across the portfolios of fund managers and retail investors alike as companies move towards more sustainable business models. 

The value assigned to ESG data has sky […]

Banking the Unbanked: Africa’s Biometric Blockchain

By |2021-03-25T12:38:57+00:00March 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Blockchain is becoming the go-to technology for banking the unbanked. There are around 1.7bn adults that do not have access to a bank account. Furthermore, around 160 million small businesses do not have access to […]

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