We develop and deliver bespoke practitioner-led executive education programmes in order to build capacity in the ethical finance industry.

We draw from the knowledge and experience of our team, as well as experts from our wider network to deliver on specific requests for executive education.

Executive education partnerships

DIFC and GEFI has established a partnership that will drive change across the world’s financial industry relating to delivering Net Zero; unlocking Islamic Finance; financing nature and biodiversity; and financing the sustainable development goals.

A key part of this work was the Climate Finance Training Series, offered jointly by DIFC Academy and the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) as part of the Path to COP28 campaign. In this series we helped finance practitioners understand the COP process, global trends in climate finance and best practice approaches to developing and implementing net zero strategies.

Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) and the University of Edinburgh are collaborating in order to bring about positive change to the world through ethical finance.

With this collaboration, we aim to maintain Edinburgh as a global centre of excellence for responsible and sustainable finance, and strengthens the University’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Smart Data Foundry, with its mission-driven approach to unlocking the power of financial data, will act as the delivery partner for the University.

More information about this partnership

Executive education

Despite the remarkable recent growth of ethical finance there remain few academic or professional courses that provide commercially-focused pragmatic training. To address this gap in the market we have developed and delivered a series of short executive education courses to help build capacity in the local market. Topics we have covered to date include:

What can GEFI offer you?

We are also able to offer you a wide range of services. These include:

  • Bespoke courses delivered in-house.
  • Access to our own training programmes
  • Working with you in partnership to design, deliver and promote third part courses.
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Internship programme

We are committed to supporting the development of interns in the ethical finance market. Since 2019, we have been supporting the Ethical Finance Hub Edinburgh Internship programme.

Enquire about an Internship