Climate Finance: If not now, then when?
How do we move beyond the low hanging fruit and create something that brings about real change? How can we entice more incumbents to join the chorus of younger fintechs and insurtechs to tackle climate change, a challenge that extends beyond borders and across generations? In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Arun chat with the masterminds of WhiteSight, Afshan Dadan and Sanjeev Kumar, on green fintech, the climate-conscious consumers, and trends to look forward to in 2022. If you enjoy the insightful reports from the WhiteSight team, this is definitely an episode you don’t want to miss.
The double-edged sword of big fintechs
In a world where billionaires are planning space travel while millions are struggling with extreme poverty; in a society where it would take 268 years to close the Economic Participation and Opportunity Gap and women in 72 countries are not allowed to get a bank account, how can we improve the well-being of those who have been left behind? In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Bradley spoke with Sofie Blakstad, two-time author of "Why Change" and "Fintech Revolution: Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem", and Founder and CEO of hiveonline, on building sustainable digital finance for the next billion.
In a field of data daisies: Data as a means, not an end
Can an industry as old as banking adapt to a tsunami of disruption? From open banking to open finance, how do we ensure a better outcome for the end users we are supposed to serve? Whose data is it and how do we protect consumer rights while fostering innovation? In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Bradley chat with Dr. Louise Beaumont on the regulatory environment, open data, and positive disruption to drive systemic change.
A Utopian or Dystopian future? The choice is ours
The twenty-first century is going to be the most disruptive, contentious period humanity has ever lived through. It will challenge our most sacred ideologies around politics, economics and social constructs. It will force humanity to adapt in ways we can't yet imagine. We are now living in a different world than a century ago, where algorithms and robots can take people’s jobs, where unemployment increases and social unrest is fueled by divisive social networks and a lack of economic opportunity, and where the impact of climate change is undeniable. In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Bradley speak with our good friend, Brett King, author of a new book, The Rise of Technosocialism: How Inequality, AI and Climate Will Usher in a New World. We discuss the context of what is happening in society, the technology behind these changes, and where we are headed next.
Can the journey to the American Dream be truly debt free?
The financial services ecosystem has been inundated with a tremendous amount of external capital aimed at disrupting the way people and businesses bank. From the most basic to the most complex, financial relationships are held together by the tenets of savings, investments, monetary exchanges, protection, and use of the credit and debt. When any of these areas are neglected, these relationships can become one-sided, even predatory. What would our world be like, if banks and fintechs could change their business model to align with customer's financial objectives ? What if there was more focus on reducing debt and truly building real wealth over time? In this week’s episode of One Vision, Theo and Bradley chat with Sunjay Pandey, founder of Woven Money, about their goals of helping consumers achieve long term financial security.
The complex web of our global supply chain
Have you been thinking about the global supply chain a bit more lately? Perhaps back in the beginning of the pandemic, when you couldn’t find toilet paper, or maybe now when you are just starting your holiday shopping and realize you might already be a bit too late. But do we think enough about what we buy, why we buy, where we buy from, and whether we are buying too much? In this week’s episode of One Vision, Theo and Bradley chat with Christopher Mims about his new book, “Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door –– Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy”, and the fascinating story of the complex web of our global supply chain and why it matters more than ever.
Navigating the present and preparing for tomorrow – with intelligent data
Financial institutions are sitting on top of a lot of data, and so much of that goes unused, whether it is because the data is sitting in disparate systems that do not play well together, or because of the lack of expertise or resources to truly benefit from the power of it.In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Bradley play host to three thought leaders from Curinos ––Sarah Welch, Suraya Randawa, and Rutger van Faassen –– to talk about how financial institutions can harness the power of intelligent data to build digital relationships at scale, and create new competitive advantage for the digital future.
When music and fintech collide
Could you imagine life without music? Plato said that ‘music gives a soul to the universe’. And there does seem to be a soundtrack to each change of cadence in our lives, as ‘music is the wine that fills the cup of silence’ according to Robert Fripp. There is also a melody to the way money flows through our daily lives as well. So how well do we take care of the artists that conjure up this magic, across so many genres and generations? This week Theodora and Bradley listen in to the timbre and tempo of John Waupsh, Co-Founder of Nerve, a new type of bank dedicated to the music makers creating the harmony and rhythm of our lives.
Real-Time Payments: The new wave of payments innovation is here
We have seen a tectonic shift across industries and business models during the pandemic. How businesses adapted to the changes on the ground was a stress test in real time. As customer behavior changed,payments changed along with them, seeing a rapid rise in contactless at point of sale and new ways to pay for all types of services via mobile and online checkouts. In looking to demystify how payments --especially real time payments -- have changed, this week Theo and Bradley speak with Ginny Chappell, Senior Vice President, Fintech Leader, Digital Payments and Banking at FIS, about how their RealNet realtime payment network will connect and empower a new wave of payment experiences.