Conference   |   Jun 07 2022 – Jun 08 2022
Location: Haas School of Business, Chou Hall

Breakthroughs in technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, mobile banking, investment apps, and digital credit are rapidly changing the global financial ecosystem and driving the creation of novel business models. The fintech revolution holds the promise of not only improving access and usage, but also of expanding the financial health and resilience of businesses and vulnerable populations; yet our understanding of many of its consequences has not kept pace with innovation.

The Lab for Inclusive Fintech (LIFT) and the Digital Credit Observatory (DCO) at the University of California, Berkeley, co-hosted an event on June 7-8 that brought together researchers, implementing partners, and policymakers to explore whether and how digital financial technologies can benefit underserved populations around the world.

The two-day event featured novel research and stakeholder panels that brought together new ideas and expertise across public, private, and NGO sectors to guide the next generation of studies, frame industry conversations and objectives, and inform policymaking.

LIFT is led by the Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI), with generous support from Ripple Impact and Binance Charity. The DCO is managed by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Please see the Event Agenda here.


For more information about the event, please contact us at or Dan Cassara at


Digital Credit Observatory
Lab for Inclusive FinTech

Jun 07 2022 – Jun 08 2022

Chou Hall, Cheit Lane, Berkeley, CA, USA

Please see the Event Agenda here.