Fintech on the frontier of climate resilience: How can we empower vulnerable communities to stand strong on a changing planet?

Katie Hallaran July 13, 2022

As the world urgently seeks tools to fight climate change’s impacts, inclusive digital finance services are offering new solutions. Fintechs are harnessing innovations, including AI, satellite imagery, and embedded finance, to help vulnerable communities build climate resilience. Join early-stage impact investors for a conversation on emerging models at the intersection of fintech and climate, their portfolio approaches, and gaps they’re seeing in the space. Audience prompts and discussion groups will follow to further explore transformative models in the field, the limits and tradeoffs to incorporating climate into fintech solutions, and ways to expand the ecosystem of innovation for climate resilience.



Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion

  • Power and Capital


Climate resilience, Financial inclusion, Digital financial services, MSMEs

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To add to the dialogue around new tools critical to vulnerable communities in building resilience to the impacts of climate change; to share promising models from the perspective of early-stage impact investors on emerging solutions in fintech; to cross-pollinate ideas with an audience that may include entrepreneurs, multi and bilateral institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other investors.


  • Entrepreneurs

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Government


  • NameMaelis Carraro
  • TitleDirector
  • OrganizationCatalyst Fund
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameScott Onder
  • TitleCo-Founder, Senior Managing Director
  • OrganizationMercy Corps Ventures
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMatt Schaar
  • TitleOperating Partner
  • OrganizationAccion Venture Lab
  • StatusConfirmed
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