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, concrete solutions  and  ongoing 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 Responsible Finance Forum (RFF) is a global Platform dedicated to advancing new evidence, solutions and practices to achieve financial inclusion and digital innovation.  Our partner community continues to grow, representing over 23,000 users on the Platform, along with an Annual Forum delivered in collaboration with Our Partners.

Responsible finance is a cornerstone to the World Bank Group’s Universal Financial Access Goals; contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; and remains a high level priority of  the  G20 Presidency of the Global  Partnership  for  Financial  Inclusion (GPFI).