Responsible Digital Financial Services

RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

 WHY IT MATTERS

By 2025, emerging markets' GDP could increase by
$3.7 trillion and create 95 million jobs across all sectors.
Funding for financial inclusion recently reached a historic high of $37 billion,
another $31 billion total are invested in fintechs globally each year.
We see evolving opportunities and risks in digital innovation for inclusive growth.

Become a Signatory

Who are Signatories

Investor Guidelines

Investor Resources

WHAT WE DO

As Signatories, our goal is to accelerate investments that create value-added benefits for digital finance customers and broader digital ecosystems. We strive to catalyze investments in responsible digital innovation.  We collaborate with industry and technology leaders as partners to fine-tune evolving solutions, emerging evidence and business models for inclusive growth.

Catalyze investments for digital inclusion and sustainability

Manage new risks and opportunities with digital trends

Growth through customer loyalty and digital resiliency

HOW WE INVEST

We as Signatories promote the Investor Guidelines and proactive innovators for responsible digital finance
1. Promote Responsible Investment in Digital Finance
2. Manage Risks Comprehensively with Growth of Digital Inclusion
3. Foster a Proportionate Legal and Regulatory Framework
4. Facilitate Interoperability and Infrastructures for DFS Ecosystems
5. Establish Customer Identity, Data Privacy and Security Standard
6. Promote Fair and Transparent Pricing
7. Improve Disclosure of Terms and Conditions for Customers
8. Enhance Customer Services For Problem Resolution and Product Innovation
9. Prevent Over-Indebtedness, Strengthen Digital Literacy and Financial Awareness
10. Track Progress to Mitigate Risks and Expand DFS Opportunities

RESOURCES AND EVENTS

See evolving industry insights, adapt investor due diligence tools and operational frameworks.  Stay tuned for case examples from investors and broader industry active in responsible digital inclusion.


Read why this matters, what you can do and how to become a signatory.  The Guidelines apply to all investors, as well as their potential and active portfolio of investees that are implementing innovative solutions for responsible digital finance services.

Read ten (10) Investor Guidelines that support proactive investments and innovations for responsible digital financial services.

Here is a list of investors and industry players that co-led the development of the initial Guidelines. As current or potential signatories, we need real-time feedback on lessons you are seeing! Contact us at ResponsibleFin@ifc.org to share your inputs and ideas on how to refine the Guidelines.

The Guidelines are anchored in the G20 HLPs and aim to mobilize investor and investee commitment to pro-actively transform principles into actions for responsible digital financial inclusion.  The G20 HLPs are the most comprehensive set of digital financial inclusion principles that was developed and endorsed in 2016 with China as holder of the G20 Presidency.

Find answers to the Investor Guidelines including how they were developed, when will they be launched, how to become a signatory, among others.

JOIN US | REGISTER NOW !

The Responsible Finance Forum (RFF Africa 2018) invites all and new Signatories to join us in Tanzania! The Guidelines initially launched in Amsterdam by co-leading investors -- IFC, Goodwell, DEG, CDC, with support from the Netherlands Government -- will be featured at the 9th Annual Responsible Finance Forum in Africa on October 2, 2018 in Dar es Salaam.

RFF invites Africa's private sector leaders, investors, industry, consumers, and policy makers in digital finance and  technology.  Register now,  stay tuned!

WHO ARE SIGNATORIES

Signatories are Investors and Endorsers


Development and international finance institutions

Funds and fund managers

Private equity and venture capital funds

Public equity and debt funds

Family offices and foundations

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

 

Mitigate digital risks with investment opportunities and tools

Network with strategic investors, business leaders

Engage with global industry, policy makers, thought leaders

Drive growth with digital resilience, customer loyalty

HOW TO BECOME A SIGNATORY

Signatories can be Investors or Endorsers.
Investors are active direct investors, indirect investors and asset owners such as
pension funds, fund-of-fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and endowments.
Endorsers as Signatories are investees such as providers or operators that
implement and/or innovate solutions for responsible digital inclusion.