Lifting participation through financial inclusion
The Futuremakers Forum brings stakeholders together to build partnerships and create opportunities focused on young people. Hosted in partnership with Business Fights Poverty, this virtual event forms part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, a global initiative to tackle inequality by championing greater economic inclusion for young people.
A global and collective effort is needed to accelerate progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 8 to promote decent work and economic growth. The COVID-19 pandemic; climate change; and conflict each exacerbate the problems of inequality and changes to the labour market have had a disproportionate impact on marginalised groups within our communities especially young people, women and people with disabilities.
It is now more imperative than ever for all sectors to come together, listen to young people and those most affected, and identify solutions to support the next generation to thrive.
Access to Finance
The 2022 Futuremakers Forum was held virtually between 6 – 7 July ahead of the United Nations' World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2022. The focus for the forum was ‘Lifting participation through financial inclusion.’
This year, we put young people in the driving seat – together we will determine the financial products and services young people want and need in order to unleash their full potential.
Through thought leading research, we deepened our understanding of how to unleash the full potential of young people and micro businesses in our core markets to improve the lives of millions of people and their communities.