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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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Ben Knelman
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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Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

FORUM2015: How FES Unleashed the Power of the Commons

April 21, 2015

At Omidyar Network, we often refer to property rights as one of the world’s most underused solutions to economic empowerment that is hiding in plain sight.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Arjuna Costa on Trends That will Advance Financial Inclusion

April 21, 2015

Arjuna Costa, investment partner with Omidyar Network, shares the impact of behavioral economics on financial inclusion and three emerging trends that are driving innovation forward in this field.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: MicroEnsure CEO on insurance, financial inclusion, and behavioral economics

April 13, 2015

MicroEnsure CEO Richard Leftley discusses behavioral economics’ role in making financial services such as insurance more relevant for the working poor.

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The company is a digital credit platform facilitating working capital to small-business owners and home-based entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

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Financial Health Solutions For Consumers Evade Financial Firms

The future of financial services hangs on creating sustainable revenue models for players that support financial wellness, create value, and build trust with underserved consumers. But how is the consumer positively impacted? And who should pay for these solutions?

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Use Customer Surveys to Measure and Improve Nonprofit Programs

Omidyar Network's Jessica Kiessel and the Fund for Shared Insight's Melinda Tuan reflect on how nonprofits can measure program effectiveness by listening to feedback from constituents.

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