Reaching the Bottom Billion


Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Event Location: 
Green Spaces New York (TRIBECA) 394 Broadway, Fifth Floor (At Walker & White, just south of Canal)
Contact for Further Information: 
www.theReboot.org

IMTFI is collaborating with Reboot  to launch their latest publication, Embracing Informality: Designing Financial Services for China's Marginalized.

China's growth story is overwhelmingly urban. Hundreds of millions of migrant workers have flocked to Chinese metropolises in search of opportunity. But financial access has not kept pace with an increasingly transient population. Citizens at the bottom of the economic pyramid lack even the most basic means to save for their children's education, make purchases on credit, protect their homes through insurance, and send and receive money. Financial exclusion prevents many of them from realizing their potential and improving their livelihoods. How can we design better financial services to meet their needs?

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation on how reaching China's most vulnerable can teach important lessons for designing inclusive banking worldwide.

RSVP here.

 

Featuring:

Panthea Lee and Patrick Ainslie of Reboot, Co-Authors of Embracing Informality: Designing Financial Services for China's Marginalized

Nicole Stubbs, Founder and CEO of First Access

Matt Schiavenza, Associate Editor at The Atlantic

 

For the elevator, please use the 294 Cortlandt Alley entrance at the rear of the building.