Fintech Innovation as a Force for Good

Fintech Innovation as a Force for Good

Fintech innovation has the power to transform global society for the better. We asked the top U.S. and Canada influencers on the #RefinitivSocial100 how blockchain and other tools can change behavior, fight green crime and deliver sustainable leadership.


  1. Fintech innovation has the power to change behavior, but there must be a willingness from business to use the tools and to adopt a collaborative approach.
  2. The automation provided by blockchain and other smart contracts offers many benefits across finance, including as a “marvellous” anti-corruption tool.
  3. The panel also discussed the Refinitiv Sustainable Leadership Monitor, which encourages positive commercial practice through public accountability.

Eight of the most progressive minds in finance gathered in New York recently to discuss how fintech innovation and the democratization of data can drive positive societal change, tackle green crime and help work towards a low-carbon future.

It’s no overstatement to say that fintech as an industry has the capacity to facilitate transformative good for global society. But there must be willingness from businesses too: To use the tools, to implement the necessary measures, to self-audit. A combined approach could change the world.

The roundtable discussion, which was held in the run-up to the World Economic Forum in Davos, included contributions from the top five U.S. and Canada influencers on the #RefinitivSocial100 — our social media list of the most influential thought-leaders across finance.

They were Matteo Carbone, Founder & Director, IoT Insurance Observatory; Kevin L Jackson, Founder & CEO, GovCloud; Wilhelm Bielert, Chief Digital Officer & Vice President, Premier Tech; Thomas Fox, Founder, Compliance Podcast Network; and Sally Eaves, CTO, Emergent Technology.

The breakfast gathering also featured Richard Bistrong, Founder, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC; Juan Llanos Founder, Juan Llanos Advisors; and Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Refinitiv Business Accelerator.

The discussion started with a look at the role of blockchain and how other types of fintech innovation are helping to change behavior.

The roundtable discussion, which was held in the run-up to the World Economic Forum in Davos, included contributions from the top five U.S. and Canada influencers on the #RefinitivSocial100 — our social media list of the most influential thought-leaders across finance.

They were Matteo Carbone, Founder & Director, IoT Insurance Observatory; Kevin L Jackson, Founder & CEO, GovCloud; Wilhelm Bielert, Chief Digital Officer & Vice President, Premier Tech; Thomas Fox, Founder, Compliance Podcast Network; and Sally Eaves, CTO, Emergent Technology.

The breakfast gathering also featured Richard Bistrong, Founder, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC; Juan Llanos Founder, Juan Llanos Advisors; and Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Refinitiv Business Accelerator.

The discussion started with a look at the role of blockchain and how other types of fintech innovation are helping to change behavior.

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