Aside from empowering its employees to grow professionally, HatchAsia would like to extend its effort in bringing economic development to their employees by augmenting their awareness about financial wellness including learning about financial products, how they work and practical applications.
Financial inclusion is positioned prominently as an enabler of other developmental goals in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, where it is features as a target in eight of the seventeen goals. These include SDG 1, on eradicating poverty; SDG 2 on ending hunger, achieving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture; SDG 3 on profiting health and well-being; SDG 5 on achieving gender equality and economic empowerment of women; SDG 8 on promoting economic growth and jobs; SDG 9 on supporting industry, innovation, and infrastructure; and SDG 10 on reducing inequality. Additionally, in SDG 17 on strengthening the means of implementation, there is an implicit role for greater financial inclusion through greater savings mobilization for investment and consumption that can spur growth. (“UNCDF: Financial Inclusion and the SDGs”, n.d.)