Our Advisory Board Member, Graham Burnside was invited to speak at the RFI Summit in Zurich on 3rd & 4th May 2017, on financial inclusion and accessibility, and efficiency through FinTech. During the session, Graham also discussed whether by opening finance to Muslims, impact investing can have a broader social impact.
Graham is an expert in banking and finance law, specialising in particular in structured finance and capital markets. He is considered the Scotland’s leading expert, having structured and documented the first (and so far only) Islamic mortgage products operating under Scots law and the first fully Sharia-compliant commercial real estate financing in Scotland.
The Responsible Finance & Investment Summit (RFI Summit) is an initiative of the RFI Foundation and Swiss Arab Network to build awareness of shared values that can bring socially responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Islamic finance together to increase their positive impact.
During the Responsible Finance & Investment Summit key stakeholders within responsible finance were brought together to build connections for new growth opportunities and more measurable impact. The RFI Summit played a vital role in connecting representatives from across the responsible finance industry to build on the growing cooperation between SRI, ESG and Islamic finance.