UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and Maria Ramos, until recently CEO of ABSA Group, as Co-Chairs of his Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, to launch a new report People’s Money: Harnessing Digitalization to Finance a Sustainable Future.The unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the role of digital finance in providing relief for millions around the world, supporting businesses and protecting jobs and livelihoods.The report, “People’s Money: Harnessing Digitalization to Finance a Sustainable Future”, highlights how billions of people around the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic using digital tools to work, spend and socialize. It argues there is an historic opportunity to harness digitalization in placing citizens, the ultimate owners of the world's financial resources, in control of finance to ensure that it meets their needs, today and in the future.
at least two countries where the president also heads the central bank are pioneering digital citizens banking for sdgs- this after 18 moth digtial finance report following up 18 months digital cooperation report- the former had some of nations most famous influences eg melinda gates usa, jack ma rest of world http://webtv.un.org/search/launch-of-the-united-nations-secretary-generals-report-on-the-task-force-on-digital-financing-of-the-sustainable-development-goals/
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digital taskforce include https://www.un.org/development/desa/statements/usg-liu.html
MAIAVA ATALINA EMMA AINUU-ENARI
Governor and Chair, Central Bank of Samoa
Maiava Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari, Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa has extensive experience in macroeconomic policy development and implementation, and regulation for financial inclusion and anti-money laundering, both nationally, regionally and internationally.
HENRIETTA H. FORE
Executive Director, UNICEF
Henrietta Fore is UNICEF’s Executive Director and has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a leadership career over four decades. Previously she was administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Director of United States Foreign Assistance.
Director General, GSMA
Mats Granryd is Director General of the GSMA, the industry organisation that represents mobile network operators. Mats is a strong champion of sustainability and led the mobile industry in becoming the first sector to broadly commit to the SDGs. He serves on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and is a Commissioner on the Business and Sustainable Development Commission.
Chief Executive Officer and Director, DBS Group
Piyush Gupta is a leading Chief Executive Officer, named one of the world’s top 100 best-performing chief executives in Harvard Business Review – 2019. He is CEO and Director of DBS Group, a leading financial services group, headquartered in Singapore. Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington. In addition, he is a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, the McKinsey Advisory Council, and the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics Advisory Board. He also sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity.
Natalie Jabangwe is the youngest chief executive to run a mobile money business in Africa. Her company, EcoCash, is Zimbabwe’s leading and fastest-growing mobile money service. Prior to joining EcoCash, she was a Senior Mobile Financial Services Consultant at a Fortune 500 company, NCR Corporation, where she developed NCR’s digital financial service strategy across 52 countries. Ms. Jabangwe is a seasoned researcher and enthusiastic digital strategist with deep financial services and technology development experience.
Executive Chairman, Ant Group
Eric Jing is the Executive Chairman of Ant Group, and a board director of Alibaba Group. He serves as a senior advisor to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, engages with the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders as a member of the Foundation Board.
CEO and Founder, IEX
Brad was one of the co-founders of IEX, after their team uncovered ways that the existing stock exchanges were selling high speed technology and data to the detriment of long-term investors. As CEO, Brad oversees both the long-term strategic direction of IEX and its day-to-day management.
Director, Autonomous Research
Pooma is Director of Autonomous Research, an independent financials research firm. Previously she was Managing Director of OMFIF, an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy, and public investment and before that ran a boutique private equity firm investing into companies in countries along the Silk Road.
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN DESA
Mr. Liu is the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs at the UN. Before this he was Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of China since 2013. Among his various diplomatic assignments, he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland.
Executive Director, UN Women
A longtime champion of women’s rights Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Deputy President of South Africa, overseeing programmes to combat poverty and bring the advantages of a growing economy to the poor, with a particular focus on women. Prior to this, she served as Minister of Minerals and Energy and Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade and Industry.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Souqalmal
Ambreen Musa is a Fintech entrepreneur having worked in corporate finance and consulting. She launched Souqalmal.com in 2012, the most trusted financial comparison and insurance platform in the UAE, KSA and Bahrain. The company ranked second among Forbes’s “Top 20 Most Disrupting FinTech Startups” in the Middle East.
Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
Dr. Patrick Njoroge has been Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya since 2015. He is Chief Executive Officer of the CBK and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee.Previously he was at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC for 20 years.
Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group
Ceyla the World Bank Group Global Practices of Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation; Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment; Governance; and Poverty and Equity. She sits on the board of the Financial Stability Board. Before the World Bank she was Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. She was Vice President of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey and worked as Chief Economist of Emerging European Markets at ABN AMRO.
Managing Director, World Economic Forum
Rick Samans is a Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum. He has been responsible for developing and coordinating the Forum’s portfolio of public-private partnership initiatives while managing its relations with governments, international organizations. Previously he was Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute and led its transformation from a start-up non-governmental organization to a treaty-based intergovernmental institution. He previously served in the US White House as Special Assistant for International Economic Policy to President Bill Clinton.
AURELIE ADAM SOULE ZOUMAROU
Minister of Digital Economy and Communications, Government of Benin
In October 2017, the President of the Republic of Benin, His Excellency Patrice Talon appointed Ms. Zoumarou as Minister of Digital Economy and Communications with the mission of: making Benin a digital services platform for West Africa, in order to accelerate growth and achieve social inclusion.
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Achim Steiner is a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation, championing the SDGs across the UN system. He is UNDP Administrator and Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group. He previously led the United Nations Environment Programme and was Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Previously Chief Executive, ABSA Group Ltd
Maria Ramos has been ranked as one of the most powerful women in business when she served as Chief Executive Officer of the Absa financial services group in Africa. Before that she served as Chief Executive of Transnet Ltd, the South African state-owned freight transport and logistics service provider, following a seven-year tenure as Director-General of the National Treasury.
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sdg special friends of finance
implementation support eg undcf judith karl
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