Reimagining Financial Inclusion

To live in today’s world, you need money; yet the majority of people do not have access to it. The formal financial system is taken for granted, but it also represents the barrier to financial inclusion. This book highlights 13 game changers – social enterprises like Grameen, Aflatoun and Kiva – who are thinking outside of the box. These social innovators are acting on behalf of the excluded people that are unable to live their lives to the fullest. They revolutionize the financial sector by aiming for financial inclusion for all.

In analysing the innovative and inclusive solutions of these game changers, the book delivers vital lessons through a framework of five key levers for change in order to reimagine our financial system.

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You can either listen to the podcast of Lid Radio to learn what to expect from the book, or read more about the five levers, as described in the leading Dialogue journal – dedicated on key issues and challenges encountered by business leaders and managers around the world-.

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How to begin… Reimagining Financial Inclusion

Are you sometimes tired out there in your home-office, feeling lonely and lost? Wishing you could start your working day with a smile and real urge to get to work, because it really matters? Pondering over another coffee, how to make your job, your team, your company more relevant to others? Then let’s go on a trip together!

When you go on a journey, you pack your bag before you go. What will you take? … Continue reading my blog.

Reimagining Financial Inclusion, it’s just like biking!

I’m Dutch. Dutch people are known to be direct and the country itself is famous for its windmills and tulips. But above all, we’re well-known for biking. There are more bikes than people in our country. Since we’re on a trip together, sitting at the campfire, let me ask you a question: why do we, the Dutch, bike this much? As you know, biking is a healthy exercise, for both body and mind, and it’s an environmentally friendly way of travelling.Why do we, the Dutch people, bike this much? Not just because we know it’s healthy…

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Financial Inclusion, it’s a long-distance group journey

In this part of the trip we’ll focus on the togetherness. Financial Inclusion is like a group travel. Why? Because it is not a single subject, it’s multifaceted. Most of the time, the excluded low-income families we aim to include are not just financially excluded… they are also lacking clean water, electricity, a toilet and they need to walk an hour to the nearest health facility. It requires an integrated approach to solving that issue, building many partnerships, a whole eco-system, to solve each aspect of that issue together. How? …

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