SDG 1: No Poverty Through Financial Inclusion



Lead Discussants



Anuradha Ramchandran
    Director Investments
   Omidyar Network
Jayaroopa Jayabharti,
    Patamar Capital, Principal
   (Co-moderator)

Dr. Pawan Bakshi, Ph.D
    India Country Lead,
   Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Royston Braganza
    Chief Executive Officer
   Grameen Capital India
(Co-moderator)
Hardika Shah
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  Kinara Capital

Loren Rodwin
    Managing Director
  Overseas Private Investment Corporation

SDG1: No Poverty through Financial Inclusion


The Indian financial sector has evolved over the last decade in terms of services offered, key players and government regulations. This shift has resulted in traditionally unbanked and underbanked populations receiving easier access to bank accounts and formal credit; however, there is still much progress to be made. As the financial sector continues to take shape, it is important to keep inclusion and equality at the forefront of the discussion in order to improve the livelihoods of those who are not reached by the traditional banking system.

The financial inclusion sector panel will discuss the financial industry landscape today, and where financial inclusion fits in. We will also discuss the best practices going forward to equip individuals with proper financial services so that they can improve livelihoods for themselves and their families.

The discussion will include representatives of NBFCs, investment organizations and [government programs], and will be moderated by representatives of Patamar Capital and Grameen Capital.