Ethical FinTech Forum 01/12/2022 9:00
🚨 THE ETHICAL FINTECH FORUM WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON THE 1ST OF DECEMBER 🚨
It is clear from our community surveys that ESG and Green Finance is something our community are really interested in. Last year, we dedicated an event to ‘Green and Ethical Finance and FinTech’, which was one of our most popular webinars to date, attracting over 300 registrations and over 160 live attendees.
With our recent conferences and events, we have found ourselves speaking more and more about Financial Inclusion, the Environment, and ethical Finance. We have reflected this with recent panels focussing on Financial Inclusion, Female Investors and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.
Beyond Northern FinTech, across the global FinTech market we are seeing more and more ‘Better FinTechs’, i.e. FinTech propositions aiming to positively impact people and purpose. Anecdotally we have heard this described as a ‘second wave’ of FinTechs, following a ‘first wave’ consisting of challengers who aimed to disrupt the market with innovative business models and customer centric user experiences.
Indeed, much of this trend is investor led, with funders and PE firms wanting to see green and ethical elements woven into the fabric of businesses from the start. That’s not to mention consumers, who are increasingly expecting more ethical choices amd decisions from their financial services providers.
09:00-09:45: Arrival, Breakfast & Networking
09:45-09:50: Welcome from FTN
Joe Roche, Engagement Manager, FinTech North
09:50-09:55: Welcome from Hosts
Neil Pickles, Partner in Financial Services Risk Assurance, RSM
09:55-10:10: Keynote 1: ESG Development, Challenges and governance
Kathy Hobbs, Associate Director, RSM
10:10-10:25: Keynote 2: Financial Inclusion
Giles Harridge, Co-Founder, Auden
10:25-10:40: Coffee/comfort break
10:40-10:55: Keynote 3: Sustainability
Will Smith, Co-founder, Tred
10:55-11:10: Keynote 4: Ethical Finance
Fizel Nigebat, COO and Co Founder, Algbra
11:10 – 11.50: Panel Discussion (hosted by Squire Patton Boggs)
- Siddesh Iyer, Founder, Sportfin
11:50-12:00: Closing Remarks
12:00: Event close & networking
At this event, we will ask:
What are the market trends?
What are the challenges for entrepreneurs and investors?
Who are the North’s most exciting ethical FinTechs?
We look forward to welcoming the Northern FinTech Community to RSM’s Manchester Office to explore all aspects of Green and Ethical FinTech.
Would you like to get involved as a speaker or sponsor? Please contact FinTech North Engagement Manager Joe Roche (firstname.lastname@example.org)