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September 2017

GEFF 2017

The Global Ethical Finance Forum is an initiative of Middle East Global Advisors and the UKIFC, two leading institutions spearheading the agenda of sustainable and inclusive economy and of building connections with the broader ethical finance industry. The forum was a response to the growing interest in collaboration and convergence between stakeholders across the entire ethical finance universe only a mere few years after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-9 demonstrated the need to reconsider the role of ethics in…

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November 2017

Edinburgh Ethical Finance Roundtable

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…

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The Purpose of Wealth – Glasgow

The Islamic Finance Council UK is pleased to bring to you this community awareness day, supported by Al Rayan Bank, National Zakat Foundation and Islamic Relief, on the critically important theme of ‘wealth’. The events will focus on two topics: Understanding Islamic mortgages; and How to calculate zakat The events will feature stalls, interactive workshops and presentations by Al Rayan Bank, National Zakat Foundation, Islamic Relief as well as discussions and short lectures by leading scholars.  The event is free,…

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The Purpose of Wealth – Edinburgh

The Islamic Finance Council UK is pleased to bring to you this community awareness day, supported by Al Rayan Bank, National Zakat Foundation and Islamic Relief, on the critically important theme of ‘wealth’. The events will focus on two topics: Understanding Islamic mortgages; and How to calculate zakat The events will feature stalls, interactive workshops and presentations by Al Rayan Bank, National Zakat Foundation, Islamic Relief as well as discussions and short lectures by leading scholars.  The event is free,…

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February 2018

How Ethical is Islamic Finance? UKIFC and ISRA Thematic Workshop, in association with K&L Gates

Following the success of the October 2016 event on Shari’a Governance, the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) and the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in association with K&L Gates are delighted to provide details of the 2018 Thematic Workshop which will focus on the topic of the relationship between Islamic finance and ethical finance. The trend of positioning Islamic finance within the broader umbrella of ethical finance has gained momentum in recent years. Following Shari’a principles, it…

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Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table

We are delighted to announce details of the latest in the award winning series of the Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table meetings organised by the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) in partnership with Baillie Gifford. Former UNEP Chairman Lawrence Bloom noted “over the next 25 years, 32 trillion dollars, the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world, will pass from one generation to another and investment decisions are a way for millennials to express their social, political,…

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June 2018

Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table – Scottish and Irish Government Initiatives in Financial Services

THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY. PLEASE REGISTER TO NOTE YOUR INTEREST AND WE WILLCONFIRM IF THERE ARE SPACES AVAILABLE Government and the financial services sector – working together for stronger, sustainable and inclusive economies Our next Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table hosted by Baillie Gifford will explore how the Scottish and Irish Governments are engaging with the financial services sector to deliver stronger, sustainable and inclusive economies. Scotland’s Economic Strategy identifies investment, innovation, inclusive growth and internationalisation as the priority areas that will…

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October 2018

Ethical Finance 2018

Growing awareness of UNSDGs, sustainability, climate change and social justice issues, combined with concerns around trust arising from the 2008 financial crisis, have raised questions around the integrity, transparency and accountability of financial institutions and driven consumer expectation for finance to be social cognisant. Ethical Finance 2018 will explore these issues focusing on two key themes: Regaining trust in financial institutions; and The appetite of faith-based investors along with endowments and philanthropic entities towards impact investing and their alignment with…

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Church of Scotland Host an Edinburgh Declaration Celebratory Dinner

Click HERE to find out more about the Edinburgh Declaration. Faith and finance leaders from across the globe will join the Church of Scotland and UKIFC at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh on 23rd October 2018 to celebrate the launch of the “Edinburgh Declaration”. Driven by a mutual desire to move towards a fairer, more responsible finance system the Declaration aims to bring together the best of our respective faiths in a shared values framework which will be used to underpin…

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Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table – Blended Finance for the SDGs

To coincide with Ethical Finance 2018 the next award winning Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table meeting, delivered in partnership with Baillie Gifford, will take place at The Scottish Parliament. Hosted by Ben Macpherson, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, the round table will discuss the role blended finance can play in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Finance Gap Achieving the SDGs requires US$5-7 trillion p/a investment. With an estimated US$ 2.4 trillion p/a shortfall, the private sector is…

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