Responsible Finance Forum

Our Story

Since 2009, the Responsible Finance Forum (RFF) has been an annual milestone event that brings together the private sector, governments, practitioners,  policymakers, academia,  and  consumers to  share emerging best practices, solutions  and initiatives to scale up financial inclusion globally.
The First Annual Responsible Finance Forum in 2010 was hosted in Berlin by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ/GIZ), and marked its launch among co-founding partners from the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
The partnership has since expanded its collaboration globally and the Responsible Finance Forum Platform remains dedicated to advancing new evidence, solutions and practices with technology enabling innovation across all sectors to achieve financial inclusion.  Our community of practice continues to grow, representing over 25,000 users on the Platform, along with an Annual Forum delivered in collaboration with Forum Partners and Signatories of the Investor Guidelines.
Responsible finance is a cornerstone of the World Bank Group’s Universal Financial Access Goals, contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and remains a priority of  the G20 Presidency of the Global  Partnership  for  Financial  Inclusion (GPFI).