The future is now, but are we ready for it?

Constant changes in digitalization, increased use of artificial intelligence (AI), frequent climate-related disasters, and a rapid rise in forced displacement are all here to stay. The inclusive finance community has been grappling with digitalization and AI for years, but most of the conversations to date have focused on decision-making tools and efficiency improvements. Now, AI is quickly expanding to all facets of financial services, presenting new opportunities and risks for operations and staff. Climate change is increasingly impacting people across the globe, with huge consequences for livelihoods and economies. Against this constant drumbeat of accelerated change, the potential for exclusion is ever magnified, especially for women, low-income, and other marginalized populations.

If managed well, inclusive financial services can help individuals navigate these changes, and the innovations could lead to more inclusion rather than exclusion. But are we prepared? What steps must be taken to responsibly embrace change and capture the benefits while mitigating significant risks?

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2023 Session Recordings

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2023 Highlight Video

FIW 2023 brought together over 2,800 financial inclusion experts and leaders from around the world to share, learn, and collaborate on the most pressing topics of inclusive finance. Check out the FIW 2023 highlight reel and enjoy all of the 2023 session recordings at your convenience.

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