During this webinar, the demand-side speaker focuses on what we’ve learned about enviro-economics to-date and what are some of the major research questions we should be paying attention to. On the supply side, a financial service provider discusses what it means to build climate-informed products and share stories about the funding environment. The policy expert shares what governments are doing to address this issue. A moderated conversation follows to discuss how these topics intersect to solve problems for low-income households.
This webinar is part of the Financial Inclusion Week 2020, an annual gathering of the global community working to advance inclusive finance.
Michael Hamp holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Agricultural Economics and a Master Degree in Agricultural Engineering both from the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bonn, Germany. In the 1980s and 1990s he worked for the Federal Ministries of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (BMELF) and of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in various departments. Since October 2018, Michael Hamp is based in New Delhi, where he has taken the technical responsibility for Rural Finance, Markets and Value Chain Development in Asia and Pacific. He became staff member of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome in November 2007. The Rural Finance Unit managed by him includes two specialized sub-teams: the multi-donor funded Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR), the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM), merged with the Weather Risk Management team. Prior to IFAD, Michael Hamp has been working with the German Technical Cooperation, GTZ (today it is GIZ). He was assigned as Principal Advisor to the Ministry of Trade and Industry for the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Project (1999-2003) in Namibia, before he joined the Central Bank of Indonesia as Principal Advisor for the Promotion of Small Financial Institution (ProFI) Programme er (2003-2007).
Calum Scott is the Global Impact Director for Opportunity International, leading Opportunity’s program to promote best practices in client-focused financial inclusion across Opportunity’s global network of microfinance and development partners. Through this program, Opportunity promotes a focus on collecting, analysing and using client data to improve products, services and social outcomes.
Calum is also the climate change strategy lead for Opportunity. He is leading a program of research to understand the implications of climate change for Opportunity’s partners and their clients. This research will develop a toolkit for Microfinance Institutions that will help them assess and manage climate risk, reduce their carbon footprint, and develop products that will help the poorest communities and households adapt to climate change risks.
Calum has worked for Opportunity International for 12 years and previously served as a Board member of the Social Performance Taskforce (SPTF). He has worked as an economist for the Scottish Government and the National Health Service in the UK. He holds a BAcc in Accounting and Political Economy.
Dileimy works on the design of national finance strategies to drive the transition to low carbon economies and resilient development, with a particular focus on Latin American countries.
Prior to joining E3G Dileimy interned at Chatham House in the Environment, Energy and Resources department, at Green Alliance working for the chief economist and at Banco Sabadell in Spain. Before moving to Europe she worked for over two years at Sintesis Financiera, an economics and financial consultancy in Caracas, Venezuela.
Dileimy holds MSc in International Trade, Finance and Development at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in Spain, and a BA in Economics from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Her research project in her MSc was focussed on how Mexico could access funding from its Diaspora to transform its economy.
As a Venezuelan she is all too aware of the negative impacts of fossil fuel extraction and consumption and passionate about contributing to reductions in carbon emissions.
Eric conducts and performs financial inclusion research at CFI, helping to ensure that research leads to action. In addition to overseeing CFI’s research portfolio on financial inclusion innovation, financial capability, financial health, and digital finance, Eric will focus on stakeholder and industry engagement, partnership development, the CFI Fellows Program, Financial Inclusion Week, and the HBS Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance.
Prior to joining Accion, Eric worked as Research Director at Microfinance Opportunities, where he completed 14 research projects in Central America, South and Southeast Asia, and Southeastern Africa, producing analysis from surveys with up to 30,000 interviews. During that time, he worked on data management tools to increase research productivity, and directed a multi-country team of up to 60 people. He has also worked as a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development, a research assistant, and a math teacher.
Eric holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Sciences from the University of Nevada.