11.10 - 11.30
13.00 - 14.00
14.15 – 15.30
Moderator: Prasun Kumar Das, Secretary General, Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association
The transition to a circular economy, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimized will create more investments, added value and jobs and will stimulate innovation. Savings and retail banks should jump on the occasion to finance new businesses in the areas of recycling and waste management, but as large organisations, they should also lead by example and incorporate sustainable elements in their business model.In a parallel evolution, the increasing digitisation of our economy increases the interconnectedness of people, organisations and companies and opens a wide range of new opportunities. How can savings and retail banks take the best of these two evolutions to ensure their profitability while at the same time creating benefits for the people and the planet?
Panel discussion Moderator: Santiago Carbó Valverde, Director of Financial Research and Digitalisation of Funcas research foundation (Spain) & Professor of Economics and Finance at CUNEF Business School (Spain) and Bangor Business School (UK).
Moderator: Anupam Manur, Research Fellow, Takshashila Institution
Keynote 3: The French Savings Banks, an example of a close link to the local communities
Plenary session 5: Making globalisation inclusive for all: the role
of retail and savings banks
10.35 – 11.50