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A Billion to Gain – Inclusive Finance Conference 2014

ING Bank and NpM will be organizing an all-day event ‘A Billion to Gain’ at EYE (film institute) in Amsterdam on the 3rd September 2014. During this event you will be inspired to envision the future of the inclusive finance sector keeping in mind how you, as a sector, can support the end clients to live up to their own ambitions.

To know more about the event and register visit :

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Program Details

Moderator: Ross Ashcroft (Director at Motherlode, Essayist and Renegade Economist)

09.30 – 10.00Registration
10.00 –  10.10Welcome by Koos Timmermans (Vice-chairman Management Board ING)
10.10 – 10.40Key-note by Adjiedj Bakas (Trendwatcher)
10.40 – 10.55The making of ‘A Billion to Gain?’ 2014
10.55 – 11.20Presentation ING-NpM study ‘A Billion to Gain?’ 2014 by Mark Cliffe (Chief Economist ING)
11.20 – 11.30Key-note by Jeroen Roodenburg (Director DDE, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
11.30 – 11.45Key-note by Jonathan Morduch (Professor at NYU, author of Portfolios of the Poor)
11.45 – 12.10Paneldiscussion on optimizing social impact with

  • Robert Lensink (Professor at University of Groningen)
  • Jonathan Morduch (Professor at NYU, author of Portfolios of the Poor)
  • Vijay Mahajan (CEO Basix, India)
  • Kwame Boateng (CEO Opportunity International, Ghana)
12.10 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 15.15Break-out sessions

  • Improving (end) client and investor’s interests: the importance of regulation, ratings and transparency – by EY and Morningstar
  • How can we achieve our ambitions in fragile states? – by Cordaid
  • What will be the role of technology? – by Triodos Investment Management
  • What is the role of science in facilitating social impact studies? – by Triple Jump and Oxfam Novib
  • The financial sector in the ‘New Economy’ – by ASN
15.30 – 15.50Plenary discussion on breakout sessions
15.50 – 16.15Pitches of non-financial products and services
 16.15 – 16.30Key-note by Joe Cerrell (Managing Director Global Policy and Advocacy at the Gates Foundation)
16.30 – 16.45Inspiration session
16.45 – 17.00Closing remarks by Ben Simmes (Chairman NpM)
17.00 – 18.00Drinks
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