The Role of Financial Services in Society

Now into its fourth year, the Role of Financial Services in Society explores core issues facing the financial services industry, including redefining regulatory coordination between public and private sectors, and restoring public trust. It offers a neutral space in which industry members, regulators and academics can discuss ways to address such issues and increase social and economic value


  1. Engage a multi-stakeholder ongoing dialogue on the role of financial services in society
  2. Examine role of financial services as a catalyst for economic growth
  3. Clearly articulate, with multi-stakeholder buy-in, the societal needs that a financial system should fulfill
  4. Explore regulatory issues, including macroprudential policies
  5. Facilitate ongoing discussions about the contribution of the financial services industry in financial innovation, standards of conduct, economic growth, macroprudential policies, and other topics that affect society


Key Organizations

  • ABB
  • Banorte
  • Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  • Deutsche Börse
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • HSBC
  • Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Markit
  • MasterCard
  • National University of Singapore
  • Princeton University
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • UBS
  • UNI Global Union
  • Western Union Company
  • Zurich Insurance Group