Perspectives

FinHealth Goes Global

The handful of promising financial health efforts outside the U.S. have been isolated, lacking a centralized forum, practices, and priorities – until now. The Financial Health Network joined a Financial Health Working Group, convened by H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her capacity as the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

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 Sarah Rosen Wartell | Urban Institute

Sarah Rosen Wartell | Urban Institute

Financial inequity and systemic racism are two of the most pressing policy issues in America today as the country moves out of the pandemic. Urban Institute President Sarah Rosen Wartell joins Jennifer to discuss the country’s progress when it comes to affordable housing, the labor market, and racial inequity, as well as the role of government in enabling individuals to thrive.

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 Alan Murray | Fortune Media

Alan Murray | Fortune Media

After leading a group of 100 CEOs to meet Pope Francis in 2016, Fortune committed to advancing social progress by uniting leading minds at its annual CEO Initiative. As Fortune continues its transition from a magazine into a platform for change, CEO Alan Murray joins host Jennifer Tescher to talk about the future of the initiative, the progress of capitalism, and the need for greater compassion in business.

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Vision

Vision

Join us to hear how financial industry leaders have secured stakeholder buy-in to build financial health strategies, ensured employees understand and can rally behind a shared finhealth vision, and integrated financial health as part of their organizational culture.

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Integrating FinHealth Into Your Company’s DNA

Integrating FinHealth Into Your Company’s DNA

Learn how and why LendingClub made the strategic pivot to prioritize financial health in all of its products and services, how it transformed into a “financial health brand,” and how it’s tracking financial health impacts across its user base to measure success. Walk away with insights to transform your own organization’s financial health business strategy.

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Who’s Leading Our FinHealth Future?

Who’s Leading Our FinHealth Future?

Systems, industries, organizations, and leaders are all rising to the challenge and opportunity to make financial health the lens through which we emerge from the pandemic better than before. Financial health must be more than a program or a promise if we are to meet the moment we’re in. It must become a movement, and the movement needs leaders who are accountable to its outcomes.

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 Martin Whittaker: How to Make a Just Company

Martin Whittaker: How to Make a Just Company

Many financial companies have pledged resources to promote social good, but still struggle to leverage their own internal impact. In this episode of EMERGE Everywhere, JUST Capital CEO Martin Whittaker sits down with Jennifer to discuss his mission to help companies focus on the S in ESG, which includes investing in racial equity and employee financial wellness. Together, they discuss the importance of providing livable wages for employees and fostering inclusive workplace cultures, and how JUST Capital scores companies’ performance in ESG.

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2018 Visionary Award

2018 Visionary Award

The Financial Health Visionary Award recognizes individuals who have shown unparalleled leadership in building a more accessible and inclusive financial system, and who seek to continue to inspire and encourage the next generation of leaders to innovate new solutions for the financially underserved. PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman was the recipient of the inaugural award in 2018 for his commitment to transforming financial services to make life easier for billions of people around the world via the PayPal platform and network.

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Announced as the 2021 Financial Health Visionary Award Recipient

Chicago, IL, May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Financial Health Network, the leading authority on financial health, today announced that H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), will be the recipient of the 2021 Financial Health Visionary Award during the EMERGE Financial Health virtual event […]

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 Gene Ludwig: Better Metrics for Better Solutions

Gene Ludwig: Better Metrics for Better Solutions

Few people have had a career as dynamic and successful as Gene Ludwig. In this episode of EMERGE Everywhere, this Clinton administration alumnus, financial services CEO, entrepreneur, and nonprofit founder joins Jennifer to talk about his lifetime of dedication to addressing inequity. Together, they explore the need for more holistic measurements that capture the true story of what is happening for everyday Americans, and how policy changes can encourage productivity while helping to lift communities up.

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 Roger Hochschild: Discover the Possibilities

Roger Hochschild: Discover the Possibilities

In 1986, Discover introduced the concept of cashback rewards on a credit card with no annual fee, transforming the landscape of credit for good. No longer reserved for the privileged few, credit cards became an everyday tool in most wallets. In this episode, Jennifer sits down with Discover CEO and President Roger Hochschild to dig into his passion for helping the underserved. Find out how his company is backing its words with action to drive real social change and bring about a better future.

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 Chris Smith: Reimagining Insurance for Financial Resilience

Chris Smith: Reimagining Insurance for Financial Resilience

Although adequate insurance is a critical tool for financial resilience, only half of Americans are confident they would have sufficient coverage to manage an emergency. Research shows that this gap has only widened in recent years. In this episode, Jen talks to Chris Smith, Executive Vice President of Group Benefits at Guardian Life, about new opportunities to modernize the benefits experience and promote greater financial resiliency for all. Most people depend on their employers for access to insurance benefits, and Guardian has been bridging the gap to help people protect their future and secure their lives for more than 160 years. Today, the company serves 29 million people with life, disability, dental, and other insurance benefits for individuals, in workplaces, and through government-sponsored programs.