The Sustainable Fintech Alliance, a core working group of the MENA Fintech Association (MFTA), has launched the Sustainability Report Fintech during Abu Dhabi Finance Week.
The report, which features an exclusive interview with H.E. Mariam Al Mheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, showcases all the incredible initiatives that MFTA’s members and partners are rolling out covering some of the most fundamental aspects of sustainability: preserving the environment, promoting inclusion and equality, enabling access to finance for underserved communities and refugees, and more.
As technology evolves, and consumers increasingly demand more conscious products and services, Fintechs are uniquely placed to lead the way by thinking and acting sustainability.
The achievement of Net Zero ambitions, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also rests on the ability and determination to work together and establish purposeful partnerships, cross all level of society.
With this in mind, the report also features a unique piece authored by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which explains how technology and Fintechs are contributing to getting help where is needed faster and more efficiently.
The report is intended as the first chapter of a series of publications, where the Sustainable Fintech Alliance will continue exploring different aspects of sustainability, with exclusive insights from its members, academia, and institutional partners from across the world.
Nameer Khan, Chairman of MFTA commented, “The Sustainable Fintech Alliance brings together some of the world's most powerful companies and experts in the field to have open, honest, and above all action-oriented discussions about sustainability through its extensive network of worldwide collaborations and partnerships with like-minded organizations, regulators, and academics, and to further the cause of the SDGs and Net Zero in our region.
This report is the continuation of a journey that we started by delivering a first-of-its kind educational programme on sustainability specifically designed for Fintechs, in collaboration with the London Institute of Banking and Finance MENA (LIBF), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).