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Edinburgh Ethical Finance Roundtable

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November 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The latest in the award winning series of the Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table meetings, organised by the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) in conjunction with our new hosts Baillie Gifford, is entitled: UN SDG’s and the role the financial services sector can play in making them a reality.

Our last Round Table focused on faith-based finance, with views and insights shared by Catherine Alexander (chair of the trustees of the Church of Scotland Investors Trust) and Saquib Ismail (Senior Sales Manager) at Al Rayan Bank, the UK’s largest Islamic bank, with Martin Johnstone, Secretary of the Church & Society Council, Church of Scotland and Omar Shaikh, Advisory Board Member, UKIFC concluding the formal presentations by discussing the first global partnership between Islamic finance and the church and the challenges and opportunities of using a shared values approach.

The theme of our next event will be on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will include the following:

Fran Van Dijk, Partner, One Stone Advisors will introduce the SDG’s and highlight how some of the leading players in the banking, insurance and investment are helping to make the SDGs become a reality.

Lee Qian, Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford will then provide a more detailed case study looking at Baillie Gifford’s Positive Change Fund, an impact fund which aims to generate attractive long-term returns by investing in companies whose core business activities are addressing an social or environmental challenge. He will talk about the benefits of using the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how the fund incorporates them in its process.

The presentations will be followed by interactive discussions.

Places are limited so please register your interest as soon as possible with Chris Tait (chris@ukifc.com / 07931 103573)

To view the latest overview of the Edinburgh Ethical Finance Series please CLICK HERE.

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