I am also delighted to see so many other countries represented here today, representatives from civil society, organised labour and other International Organisations, and the entrepreneurs who are pushing these technological boundaries.
We have to make sure that policies keep up with the technological change that has been transforming our economies at breakneck speed. The menu of policy options delivered today is a step towards better harnessing the full potential of technology, and ensuring its benefits spread across society.
29 June 2018 - This keynote address focuses on the three main forces driving change in the financial sector: the growing importance of trust; the accelerating digitalisation of the economy; and the unprecedented interconnectedness of global markets. This keynote address was made by Greg Medcraft, OECD Director of Financial and Enterprise Affairs, at the Annual Conference of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.
I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre (GFLEC) High-Level Global Symposium, to discuss “Effective Financial Education for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth”. Today we celebrate an important milestone in our journey to advance financial literacy — the 10th Anniversary of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE), which is now 120 members strong!
The OECD was forged by its members out of the destruction of World War II to promote peace and security through sustainable and inclusive economic growth. These are not just worthy goals, but necessary conditions for a safer world.
I would like to start by congratulating the Argentinian Presidency for developing the Roadmap to Infrastructure as an Asset Class. The OECD strongly supports its proposed areas of focus, which recognise previous G20 work and OECD contributions
It is my pleasure to present the 2018 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs. This is the seventh edition of our annual flagship publication, which now covers 43 countries. I’d like to thank Minister Guajardo for his support on this important topic.
I must admit, this might be my favourite event of this Summit... but don’t tell anyone! It is indeed a great opportunity to address such a unique and inspiring crowd of young pioneers from a variety of backgrounds.
I am delighted to address the 6th edition of the “Ethics and Trust in Finance” Global Prize ceremony. Let me congratulate all the finalists for their ground-breaking essays. It is inspiring and comforting to see these gifted young people engaged in winning back trust in finance.
Over the next two days, you will be focusing on a wide range of issues, from sustainable finance, efficient capital allocation, the quality of shareholder engagement, and long-term thinking in the investment chain. All these issues lie at the heart of the OECD’s efforts to create fairer, more sustainable and more inclusive economies.