LATTICE80 x FinTech4Good – Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers

LATTICE80, in collaboration with FinTech4Good, presents the complete list of Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers who are leveraging the power of fintech and blockchain technology to create a positive impact on the future.

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LATTICE80, in collaboration with FinTech4Good, presents the complete list of Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers who are leveraging the power of fintech and blockchain technology to create a positive impact on the future.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 to create a better world by 2030. They serve to be the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by setting clear targets addressing global challenges we face as a human race.

At its core, the advancement of technology, including fintech and blockchain, is about changing and improving current systems to build a better future for all around the world.

For one, fintech has allowed us to go beyond the structures and ways of the traditional financial system to reach the underbanked and unbanked, improving financial inclusion and bringing us a step towards poverty eradication and improving inequalities.

Beyond that, blockchain technology can also be harnessed to advance numerous causes beyond financial inclusion, from supply chain provenance, improving energy efficiency, to tracking of data to minimize pollution. By taking a step towards improving these pressing issues today, we are taking charge to create a better and more liveable world for all and future for generations to come.

This list thus serves to highlight key leaders who have been at the forefront of championing impact-driven use cases of fintech and blockchain – whether it be as an entrepreneur starting a new project or community, an enabler from a research of academic institute, a corporate, or an investor investing in social impact. The list was created through LATTICE80’s research, network, and database and we strove to include as diverse a group of leaders, across geography, role and cause, as possible.

Key Highlights from the list

  • 41 women and 59 men were included
  • The 5 cities which saw the most number of Fintech for SDG influencers were: London (14), New York (12), Washington D.C. (9), Singapore (6), and San Francisco (4).
  • 41 influencers hold key management positions in impact-focused fintech and blockchain startups and projects; 40 spearhead efforts in enablers such as accelerators, government agencies, support communities, event and forum organisers or research institutes; 14 are investors directly investing impact-driven projects or providing platforms facilitating such investments; and are from corporates

Congratulations to all the champions for impact on this list! Onward and upward!

LATTICE80 is a global Fintech hub with more than 11,000 startups and 200,000 professionals on our database. We are committed to supporting and enabling fintech and blockchain startups that promote social impact causes by leveraging on our network of global partners. LATTICE80 has more recently launched our SDG focused blockchain accelerator based in Hong Kong. Indicate your interest to be part of the accelerator here to begin the conversation with us.

This report was done in collaboration with FinTech4Good which connects start-ups, investors, industry leaders and public sectors to introduce impactful fintech and blockchain solutions to the frontier markets through our incubation, acceleration and investment programs. We will feature the Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers at the World Responsible Technology Forum on September 25, 2019.

Disclaimer: The list has been arranged in alphabetical and not in rank. Also, in case you think we have missed someone or wish to suggest a correction, please drop us a line on info@lattice80.com.

 

Name Position
Company, City
LinkedIn Twitter
Alex Fork Founder, CEO

Humaniq, London

Alexandre Mezard Co-founder, COO

Poi Network, Paris

Alexi Lane Founder, CEO

Everex Global, Singapore

Alistair Douglas Founder and Partner

Fishcoin, Eachmile Technologies, Singapore

Andree Simon CEO

FINCA Impact Finance, Washington

Angel Versetti Co-Founder, Global CEO

Ambrosus, London

Anita Ward President

Operation HOPE, Atlanta

Antanas Guoga Founder

Blockchain Centre Vilnius, Vilnius

Anu Bhardwaj Founder

Women Investing in Women – Digital, Miami Beach

Arndt Husar Advisor, Global Center for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development

UNDP, Singapore

Arsène Jacoby Senior Advisor/Head of International Financial Institutions

Ministry of Finance, Luxembourg

Artak Robert Melkonyan COO

UNDP SDG Impact Finance, Bangkok

Arun Kumar Nayyar CEO

NeoGrowth Credit, Mumbai

Ashish Gadnis Co-Founder, CEO

BanQu, 

Ashley Lannquist Project Lead, Blockchain & DTL

World Economic Forum, California

Bambang Susantono Vice President – Knowledge Management & Sustainable Development

Asian Development Bank, Manila

Belinda Lim Founding Member

The Good Block, Singapore

Brian Doreian Chief Development Magus

SDG Impact Fund, Philadelphia

Carmen Ng Research and Social Content Lead

Positive Blockchain, Munich

Caterina Ferrara Advisory Board Member

Swachhcoin, Naples

Catherine McGuinness Policy Chair

City of London Corporation, London

Cécile Baird Co-Founder and Company Director

Decentrl Agency & Blockchain For Good, Los Angeles

Chris Walker Director, Financing UN SDG Driven Business Opportunities in NYC

NYU Stern School of Business, New York

Cong He Co-founder

ShanChain Technology & Kilo-Kilo-World, Haikou

David Galipeau Frontier Technology for SDGs

UNDP in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

David Gogel Blockchain Business Associate

Techstars, New York

David Katz Founder, CEO

The Plastic Bank, Vancouver

Diana Biggs Head of Digital Innovation

HSBC, London

Don Tapscott Co-Founder, Executive Chairman

Blockchain Research Institute, Toronto

Elena Pierce CEO

in/PACT, Charleston

Eli Pollak Founder, CEO

Apollo Agriculture, Nairobi

Elizabeth Rossiello Founder, CEO

BitPesa, Dakar

Emma Todd Co-Chair

Blockchain for Impact, Toronto

Eric Jing Executive Chair and CEO

Ant Financial, Hangzhou

Eric Letsinger Founder, CEO

Quantified Ventures, Washington

Eriko Suzuki Partner

Fresco Capital, Tokyo

Fleur Heyns Co-Founder

Proof of Impact, 

Francisco Benedito Co-Founder, CEO

Climatecoin, Valencia

Gabriel Aronovich Founder, CEO

BitSeeds, New York

Gina Heng Founder, CEO

Miss Kaya, 

Greta Bull CEO

CGAP, Washington

Gulenn Tambe Partner, Advisory, FSO

EY, London

Harveen Narulla Co-Founder, CEO

Kommerce, Singapore

Helene Li Co-Founder

GoImpact, Hong Kong

Hirander Misra Founder, Co-Chairman

FinComEco, London

Ingrid van Wees Vice President – Finance & Risk

Asian Development Bank, Manila

Inna Amesheva ESG Research & Advisory

Arabesque Asset Management, Frankfurt

Itamar Meimon  

Tel Aviv

Jane Barratt Chief Advocacy Officer

MX Technologies, Lehi

Jane Thomason CEO

Blockchain Quantum Impact, Brisbane

Jehan Chu Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Kenetic Capital, Hong Kong

Jeremy Goodwin Founder, CEO

SyncFab.com and the Manufacturing Blockchain, San Francisco

Jeremy McKane Founder

The Ocean Fund, Dallas

Jessi Baker Founder, CEO

Provenance, London

Joe Seunghyun Cho Co-Founder

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John Edge Chairman

ID2020, New York

Joseph Lubin Founder

ConsenSys, New York

Kai Schmitz Investment Lead Fintech

International Finance Corporation, Washington

Kaiser Naseem Banking and Digital Transformation Advisory Services

International Finance Corporation, Moscow

Katherine Foster Chief Strategy Officer, Bloc

Co-Founder, Blockchain Climate Institute

Kohei Kurihara Chief Marketing Officer

CollaboGate, Tokyo

Kyle Graden Co-Founder, CMO

Seedom, San Diego

Leanne Kemp Founder, CEO

Everledger, London

Leland Rice Chairman of the Advisory Board

The Africa Fintech Summit, Washington

Martin Wainstein Innovator in Residence

Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, New Haven

Mary Olson Co-Founder, Chief Brand & Tech Officer

Fintech Connector, New York

Mats Granryd Director General

GSMA, London

Matthieu Lepine Co-Founder

Globact.io, Paris

Maya Chorengel Partner

TPG – The Rise Fund, San Francisco

Melinda Woolf Founder

SDG Futures, Los Angeles

Mercina Tillemann COO

Global Blockchain Business Council, Washington

Michael Kent Founder, CEO

Azimo, London

Michael Schlein President, CEO

Accion, New York

Michael Wiegand Director, Financial Services for the Poor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle

Monica Brand Engel Co-Founder and Partner

Quona Capital, Washington

Niama El Bassunie Founder, CEO

WaystoCap, Casablanca

Nydia Zhang Co-Founder and Chairman

Social Alpha Foundation, Hong Kong

Patrick Njoroge Governor

Central Bank of Kenya, Nairobi

Peter Johnson Founder, CEO

Ayadee,San Salvador

Peter Teuscher Co-Founder and Managing Partner

BSD Consulting, Zurich

Phillip Goffin Founder

The Big Exchange, London

Ramy Noaman Founder

SDG Blockchain Forum, New York

Raphaël Mazet Co-Founder, CEO

Alice, London

Richard Swart Strategic Advisor

Crowdsmart.io and Gravity.Earth, San Francisco

Robert Greenfield IV Co-Founder – ConsenSys Social Impact

ConsenSys, San Francisco

Robin Lewis Co-Founder & Director

Social Innovation Japan, Tokyo

Ross Kenyon Co-Founder and Lead Strategist

Nori, Seattle

Sally Eaves Blockchain Social Impact Lead

UK Government Blockchain Association, London

Sam Lee CEO

Blockchain Global Limited, Melbourne

Sandra Ro Co-Founder

UWIN Corp, New York

Sebnem Rusitschka Validator Tokens & Technologies

The Sun Protocol, Munich

Stefani Budiman International Partnership Manager

Blockchain Asia Forum, Singapore

Susan Oh Co-Chair of AI

Blockchain for Impact, New York

Taynah Reis Founder, CEO

Moeda Seeds Bank, New York

Theo Cosmora Founder, CEO

Social Eco and One Dollar Smartphone, London

Till Bruett Director, Secretariat of the UNSG Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs

United Nations Capital Development Fund, Washington

Tom Baumann Co-Founder

Climate Chain Coalition, Ottawa

Tricia Martinez Founder, CEO

Get Wala, Cape Town

Xiaochen Zhang President

FinTech4Good, Washington

Yolanda Jinxin Ma Head of Communications & Partnerships

UNDP SDG Impact Finance, Bangkok

 

Last updated: 24 April 2019

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