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Cultivating Solutions for Farmers

Vietnamese farmer Dinh Xuan Toan has been able to expand his produce business thanks to business training and support from a program called Hortidalat.
In a country like Viet Nam, where almost half the workforce is engaged in agriculture, sustainable economic growth will depend on finding solutions that allow farmers to flouris… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/cultivating-solutions-farmers/

Financial Inclusion: An Essential Part of the Response to Climate Change

The Special Advocate addressed a climate adaptation conference on the vital role of financial inclusion in addressing the impact of climate change.
Photos Speech to Adaptation Futures 2016 conference Adaptation to climate change is essential for development. And development is essential for creating new economic opportunities… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/fina/

From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity

speech to SME Envoys
Photos From Start-ups to Scale-ups, Building the Strength of Small Business to Expand Opportunity Speech to SME Envoys Network Meeting Mrs Bieńkowska, your excellencies, ladies … https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/sme-envoys/

Building Small-Business Finance and Opening a Wider Door for Financial Inclusion

Special Advocate spoke at the launch of the SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network, Turkey, Nov. 15, 2015
Photos Keynote speech at the launch of the SME Finance Forum’s Global Membership Network Together we can reduce existing gaps in the credit and financing market for SMEs. Innovato… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/building-small-business-finance-and-opening-wider-door-finan/

Financial Inclusion Bears Fruit in the Philippines

On a pineapple farm in a rural area outside Manila, the Philippines, Melissa and Manuel Garcia have transformed their operation into a family success story with a lot of hard work and the support of creative financial services.
About 90 minutes outside Manila in the Philippines, a financial inclusion success story has taken root on a lush three-hectare pineapple farm. With Melissa and Manuel Garcia at… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/impact-stories/financial-inclusion-bears-fruit-philippines/

Sustaining and Strengthening the Private Sector’s Role in Financial Inclusion

The Special Advocate spoke about the role of the private sector in expanding financial inclusion in a video address to a meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion.
Photos Video address to the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion Forum: Private Sector Engagement The progress we have made is in large part thanks to the private sector. Cu… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/sustaining-and-strengthening-private-sectors-role-financial/

Remarks at the Development Finance Institutions SME Working Group Meeting

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen.  I am pleased to welcome you to The Hague.  And of course a special welcome to the winners of the G20 SME Finance Challenge.    As many o… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/remarks-development-fi/

Inclusive Finacial Systems as part of the "New Normal"

Inclusive Finacial Systems as part of the "New Normal" Opening Speech, WB/IMF Dutch Constituency Group Meeting We need to keep addressing issues of growth, but also to look at buil… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/inclusive-financial-systems-part-new-normal/

Speech at the Fourth Annual Morningstar Investment Conference

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amsterdam. I am delighted to join you in what is an auspicious place for those involved in international finance. As you may know, Amsterdam is… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/speech-fourth-annual-morningstar-investment-conference/

El crecimiento del espíritu empresarial en Perú a través de la inclusión y la educación financiera

Si realmente queremos apoyar a las mujeres y a todos los peruanos, la meta debe ser el acceso y el uso de servicios financieros diversos, a cargo de instituciones sostenibles y res… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/el-crecimiento-del-espiritu-empresarial-en-peru-traves-de-la/

Transforming Excess Liquidity into Finance for SMEs in Emerging Markets

Good morning, Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to be opening this symposium. A few years ago, with the founders of TCX we talked about the big risk that banks and MF… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/transforming-excess-liquidity-finance-smes-emerging-markets/

The Role of Inclusive Finance in Development

High Level Round Table Session: Role of the Private Sector in the Post-2015 Development Framework Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. Polman, I would like to congratulat… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/role-inclusive-finance-development/

Growing SMEs: Connect. Change. Invest.

Good afternoon, members of the BiD Network, investors, entrepreneurs, ladies and gentleman. I would like to welcome the Marketplace back to The Hague. I am pleased to join you aga… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/bid-conference-growing-smes-connect-change-invest/

Opening Remarks to the FMO Conference on the Future of Banking

Photos Excellency, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I am pleased to be present again at one of FMO’s conferences. Certainly because this is an organization that has been and i… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/opening-remarks-fmo-conference-future-banking/

European SME Week Summit: Women’s Entrepreneurship Makes Business Sense

Video message by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Maxime Verhagen In my work, both for the United Nations and in t… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/european-sme-week-summit-womens-entrepreneurship-makes-busin/

The Great Game Business Challenge 2012

Photos Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, let me begin by thanking you for the very warm reception you have given us in Turkey. In 1612, your predecessors welcomed the first Dutc… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/opening-remarks-kick-great-game-2012-global-enterpreneurship/

Completing microfinance with sustainable non-financial services: But who will pay the ferryman?

Completing microfinance with sustainable non-financial services: But who will pay the ferryman? 8th Annual International Conference of the European Microfinance NetworkDelivered i… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/8th-annual-international-conference-european-microfinance-ne/

The Importance of Access to Financial Services

Photos Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  It is wonderful to be back in beautiful Rio.  I think it is my sixth time here.  I always cherish to come here. I would like to congr… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/importance-access-financial-services/

Joint Launch of the OECD Scoreboard on SME and Entrepreneur Finance and the G20 SME Finance Forum

Photos As developing countries pursue equitable development and as developed countries hope to return to economic growth that will foster employment, SME finance is not something w… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/speeches/joint-launch-oecd-scoreboard-sme-and-entrepreneur-finance/

Leadership, SME finance, and data under discussion in Malaysia

In meetings in Kuala Lumpur, the UNSGSA met with the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Deputy Minister of Finance, and the Crown Prince of the State of Perak. Together they exp… https://www.unsgsa.org/resources/country-visits/leadership-sme-finance-and-data-under-discussion-malaysia/

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