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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Afluenta’s Alejandro Cosentino on Connecting Borrowers and Lenders

June 30, 2015

Alejandro Cosentino, CEO of Afluenta, discusses how behavioral economics and technology advancements are making financial products and services more relevant and accessible than ever. 

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: RevolutionCredit’s Zaydoon Munir on behavioral economics, data, and technology

June 18, 2015

Zaydoon Munir, founder and CEO of RevolutionCredit, discusses how behavioral economics is the foundation of his company’s interactive data and analytics platform that helps make real-time financial credit decisions and helps consumers build their financial identities.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: CFSI’s Rachel Schneider on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Financial Health

June 16, 2015

Rachel Schneider, senior vice president of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), discusses how behavioral economics helps CFSI’s network of innovators develop services and products that can advance consumer lives, along with promising trends in financial inclusion.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Segovia Technology's Michael Faye on Scaling Financial Solutions

June 11, 2015

Co-founder and CEO of Segovia Technology discusses how behavioral economics can help increase adoption and usage of financial service solutions such as the company’s digital platform for managing distribution and payments in emerging markets.

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Parsing Impact Investing’s Big Tent

June 9, 2015

As the momentum of impact investing builds, the lack of proper taxonomy poses a significant risk to the movement, especially given recent growth.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Mimoni's Pedro Zayas on Consumer Credit and Behavioral Economics

June 9, 2015

Pedro Zayas, co-founder of Mimoni Latin America, discusses how behavioral economics helps his company expand access to formal financial services, along with the trends and challenges ahead for financial inclusion in Mexico.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Tilman Ehrbeck on the Future of Financial Inclusion

May 28, 2015

Omidyar Network Partner Tilman Ehrbeck discusses the importance of behavioral economics and shares three reasons why we are on the brink of a great breakthrough in financial inclusion.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Zoona's Keith Davies on Behavioral Economics and Financial Inclusion

May 13, 2015

Keith Davies, Head of Finance, Data, Analytics and Risk at Zoona, shares insights into how financial service companies such as Zoona can reach younger generations and underserved communities through the use of behavioral economics.

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CEO, Juntos

Why is Financial Security out of Reach for so Many People?

May 7, 2015

Many of the answers to the question in the title above may seem too complex or obvious: unemployment, poverty, corruption, discrimination, or lack of access to financial services and opportunities.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Ben Knelman on Juntos connecting with the newly banked

April 29, 2015

Ben Knelman, CEO and Co-Founder of Juntos, discusses how financial institutions and mobile network operators are overcoming the barriers to financial inclusion through behavioral economics tools, while improving financial products usage and building consumers' confidence in their financial lives.

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Bon Raises INR 7.8 Crore in a Seed Round Led by Omidyar Network

Bon, the FinTech platform that facilitates digital credit for flexible workers, today announced that it has raised INR 7.8 Crore ($1.1 million USD) in a seed round led by Omidyar Network.

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Paula Goldman: Emerging Tech Needs Guardrails

Paula Goldman talked with Techonomy about emerging technology and the need to build robust guardrails to mitigate unintended harm.

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Radiant Earth Foundation Releases First Earth Imagery Platform for Global Development

Radiant Earth Foundation (formerly known as Radiant.Earth) announced today the release of its new open Earth imagery platform, fundamentally changing the way humanitarian aid workers, policymakers, researchers, journalists, and others use satellite images to understand and serve their communities.

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