Ep. #101 – Supervisory Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

This Toronto Centre Note and accompanying podcast describe how financial institutions are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and how supervisors can respond and use AI and ML to improve their efficiency and effectiveness

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Ep. #100 – Financial Inclusion and Forcibly Displaced Persons

Micol Pistelli, Senior Financial Inclusion Coordinator, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) discusses the plight of forcibly displaced persons and how supervisors can better support their financial inclusion. Read their bios here. Read the transcript here.

Ep. #98 – Preparing For The Next Recession

The panel discussed how high inflation, supply chain disruptions, the ongoing pandemic and geopolitical conflicts could trigger the next global recession and what financial authorities could do to mitigate the impacts. Read their bios here. Read the transcript here.

Ep. #97 – Digital Revolution: A Bridge To Women’s Empowerment And Financial Inclusion

The podcast explores the role of digitalization in women’s financial inclusion. Ms. Aditi Namdeo, Chief Partnerships Officer (CPO) of the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH), India, shares the inspiration for and experience from an exclusive TechSprint initiative hosted by RBIH which focused on self-reliant women. She also explores some of the barriers and facilitators to women’s financial inclusion in India.

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Ep. #96 – War: SDGs Under Fire

This panel discussed how war is affecting the financial, food, and energy sectors and how it threatens financial inclusion and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They explored what central bankers, supervisors, governments, and other policymakers can do to mitigate the impact. Read their biographies here. Read the transcript here.

Ep. #95 – Regulatory and Supervisory Aspects of Crypto-Assets

In this podcast, Dr.Eva Hüpkes of FSB talks about the risks and vulnerabilities associated with crypto assets, including global stable coins, and the challenges in regulating and supervising them. She also discusses how crypto assets can enable financial inclusion. Read their bios here. Read the transcript here.

Ep. #94 – Biodiversity Loss and Threats to Financial Stability

Biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate in human history. There is growing evidence that it could have significant economic and financial stability implications for the global society. Biodiversity loss also has powerful inter-relationships with wider issues of climate change and consequently drives climate-related risks. This podcast examines various key aspects of biodiversity loss, its implications for financial stability, and its treatment by central bankers and financial supervisors in addressing climate change risks. Read biographies here. Read transcript here.

Ep. #93 – Resilience to Cyber Threats in The Financial Sector

Cyber threats and incidents are a growing concern, posing risks to the safety and stability of the financial system. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, these risks have heightened. Remote working and increased use of financial services over digital channels have opened more points of banking system access to malicious actors. This panel discussed the importance of cybersecurity and discuss how financial institutions can improve their resilience to cyber threats and incidents. It discussed the role the policymakers, supervisors and regulators can play. Read the biographies here. Read the transcript here.