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April 3 - April 4


IFC and SPTF Social Investor Working Group are pleased to invite you to an Investor Forum on April 3-4, 2019, entitled “Responsible Finance for Digital Inclusion: Investing for Impact”.  Participants will have an opportunity to share investment lessons in social performance and impact management, discuss recent strategies for digital transformation, and share latest developments in impact investing tools for financial inclusion and the larger impact space, critical to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Investor Forum will also include how investors in financial inclusion and digital financial services (DFS) are assessing new risks with the growth of DFS opportunities. Discussions will include initiatives and investment experiences among co-founding and new Signatories of global Investor Guidelines for investing in Responsible Digital Financial Services. 

Find out more, become a Signatory!



Here’s the latest agenda

  • Day 1 on Wednesday, April 3 (8:00am-5:30pm). Social Performance Management and Strategies for Digital Transformation: Participants will have an opportunity to share current lessons in social performance management, impact investing tools for financial inclusion and the larger impact space critical to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The afternoon will cover recent strategies for digital transformation, culling latest evidence from Africa and other market leaders that are shaping the business case for digital financial inclusion.
  • Wednesday Evening, April 3 (6:00pm-8:00pm), Welcome and Networking@Nite for Investor Forum participants, hosted at the IFC Atrium, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Day 2 on Thursday, April 4 (8:30am-4pm). Responsible Digital Financial Services and Investing for Impact: Investors in financial inclusion, technology and digital financial services (DFS) will participate in discussions on ways to address new risks they are facing in a rapidly evolving digital finance landscape. Widespread adoption of digital finance is driving the growth of emerging market economies, and investments across all sectors are estimated to raise GDP by $3.7 trillion in 2025, including 95 million jobs.  Leading investors will share perspectives and their role as individual institutions and partners investing for sustainable growth and broader impacts.

Agenda updates here


This event brings together global executives, senior investment professionals and business leaders in digital financial services, tech innovation and financial inclusion, and global investors, among others: social and impact investors; institutional investors; private equity and venture capital investors; public equity and debt funds; family offices and foundations; development and international finance institutions.


International Finance Corporation

2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Auditorium Level B1

Washington, DC 20433, USA


Register by March 26 cob (CET) to secure your space.

General admission: US$300.  SPTF Member Organizations receive $100 discount, find out how here.

Complimentary admission for selected participants are available.  Contact us for more information.


IFC Contact: Kira Krown (

SPTF Contact: Katie Hoffmann (




April 3
April 4


2121 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington,DC20433United States