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Finance Innovation Lab Fellowship 2018-19 – now open for applications!

Finance Matters’ partners Finance Innovation Lab have opened applications for the Lab Fellowship 2018-19 - and this year’s theme is data. The Lab is on the hunt for brilliant innovations that harness the power of data to make finance serve people and planet – whether that’s...

Ethical investment options growing among robo-advice websites

Online investment platform Wealthify has added ethical portfolios to their product offerings. Money Observer reports that Wealthify joins other robo-advice websites Moola, PensionBee and Wealthsimple in offering customers ethical investment options, representing a growing demand for investment opportunities that align with customer values. Wealthify customers...

UNEP Finance Inquiry releases final report

On 31 March, the UN Environment Programme Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Finance System came to the completion of its mandate. The Inquiry, launched in 2014, aimed to advance options to align the financial system with sustainable development, and spurred the development of...

AI and finance: opportunity or risk?

Will AI help people understand their financial options or increase bias and exclusion? How can automated advice take account of people’s social and environmental motivations?  And how can AI reflect changing values over time and between generations? The Finance Innovation Lab has released a new briefing...

Ant Financial App Reduces Carbon Footprint of 200 million Chinese Consumers

A report was released on May 30 by the Green Digital Finance Alliance, founded by UN Environment and Ant Financial. The report gave an update on Ant Financial Services Group, in association with UN Environment large-scale pilot in greening citizens’ consumption behavior through the use of mobile payment platforms, big...