Vantage, the international multi-asset trading platform on Sep 22 announced its partnership with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation), as a part of its social commitment to strengthen education opportunities in emerging markets like India.
Vantage’s partnership with UNESCO New Delhi brings together two organisations with a shared aspiration to ensure that no one is left behind. In the coming years, Vantage aims to leverage its financial and technological expertise to provide support for UNESCO’s education initiatives in India, by increasing the accessibility of teaching and bringing the benefits of education to those who need it most.
Commenting on the partnership, Marc Despallieres, Chief Strategy & Trading Officer at Vantage, said, “Our global footprint and presence in emerging markets has provided us with a unique perspective into the issues faced by our communities. We aim to foster a long-term, strategic partnership with UNESCO that rests on the foundations of our shared values – inclusion and equity. As a financial services provider, lending our support towards emerging technological developments in education, such as on AI in education and on digital literacy initiatives to students and learners in India, was a natural first step to take on this education journey.”
Talking about the role of artificial intelligence in financial inclusion, Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka, said, “ With the rise of ICTs and digital banking platforms, AI has made financial inclusion a reality in India. Financial education and skilling are key to improving the economic and social well-being of people, especially women. In light of the same, we are very happy to partner with Vantage who share our commitments.”
Vantage’s strategic partnership with UNESCO marks another milestone in its corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) journey, which was formally launched in July 2022. Vantage has been collaborating with popular digital media producer Supercar Blondie to raise awareness on climate change and women’s empowerment during the week of the Extreme E race in Sardinia, Italy.