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The Seeds: Growing Ideas into Impact


Feb 4, 2019

Amrita Vir helps us untangle the complicated web of finance – across the dimensions of inclusion, development, access, scoring, and health reform. Our conversation spans the micro-macro and international-domestic spheres as she shares on her experiences creating her own micro-finance start-up and working for the fin-tech social enterprise, Cignifi, using big data to help underserved people lacking credit histories get access to banking tools. Currently finishing up her business and policy degrees at Harvard, Amrita’s next big challenge is to understand how to realign incentives for financial institutions in order to promote financial health in the United States.

 

Her book/podcast recommendations included:

Winner Takes All by Anand Giridharadas

Debt by David Graeber

Podcast: Women at Work – Harvard Business Review