Can inclusion power Singapore’s fintech boom?

  • Central bank priority... The Monetary Authority of Singapore has made “financial inclusion” a top priority for the city-state’s fintech investment scene.
  • Capital gap… More than 2.9 million small- and medium-sized enterprises is Southeast Asia and Australia face a credit gap of more than $187 billion.

Pollinate Energy and Empower Generation merge to scale energy access

  • Realistic impact… Empower Generation and Pollinate Energy together aim to reach one million people by 2020, particularly women and girls.
  • The gritty details… The two organizations have merged their boards. Empower will help Pollinate recruit and train women. Pollinate will help Empower professionalize its sales and reporting processes.