Ethical Finance 2018 took place in Edinburgh on 22/23 October 2018. The event, delivered by UKIFC in partnership with Responsible Investor, was supported by Scottish Government, United Nations Development Programme, Her Majesty’s Government and Royal Bank of Scotland, attracting over 300 participants from across the globe.

Highlights:

Sir Howard Davies
Chairman,
Royal Bank of Scotland

Achim Steiner
Administrator,
United Nations Development Programme

John Glen MP
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
and City Minister

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Topics on the agenda included:

  • How do endowments, family offices and philanthropic entities use values and purpose as investment strategies
  • How are faith groups ensuring their assets are managed according to the purpose
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the practicalities of investing
  • Measuring impact across different asset classes
  • The move from negative screening to positive investment
  • Direct impact investing in developed and emerging markets

Speakers included:

Colin Baines
Investment Engagement Manager
Friends Provident Foundation

Stephen Beer
Chief Investment Officer
Epworth Investment Management Limited & The Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church

Sian Ferguson
Trust Executive
Ashden Trust, JJ Charitable Trust and Mark Leonard Trust, three of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

JoAnn Hanson
President
Church Investment Group

Gail Hurley
Policy Specialist on Development Finance
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Ivan McKee MSP
Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation
The Scottish Parliament

Lenka Setkova
Executive Director, Trustee
Coutts, Coutts Foundation

Revd David Urquhart
Bishop of Birmingham
Church of England

Jonathan JB Beckett
Senior Manager, Responsible Investing
Scottish Widows

Sebastian Burnside
Chief Economist
RBS

Rafe Haneef
Chief Executive Officer
CIMB Islamic Bank

Charles Haresnape
CEO
Gatehouse Bank

John Kay
British Economist

David Pitt-Watson
Fellow at Judge Business School
Cambridge University

Jackie Turpin
Head of Finance
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Josh Zinner
Chief Executive Officer
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)

Other events during the week

CELEBRATORY DINNER

7pm – 9.30pm, 23rd October 2018

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Hosted by Church of Scotland in partnership with UKIFC

www.globalethicalfinance.org/edinburgh-declaration/

UNDP ROUND TABLE: ROLE OF BLENDED FINANCE FOR THE SDGs

1.45pm – 4pm, 24th October 2018

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Hosted by Scottish Government in partnership with UNDP and Baillie Gifford

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IDEATION EVENT 

10.30am – 4pm, 25th October 2018

Foundation Scotland, Edinburgh

Hosted by the Finance Innovation Lab

Register your interest in attending by emailing naomi@financeinnovationlab.org

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE DISCUSSION

6pm – 8pm, 25th October 2018

CA House, Edinburgh

Hosted by ICAS in partnership with Ethical Finance Hub

Further Information

Ethical Finance 2018 Conference is part of the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) which is an international festival convening global leaders in Edinburgh to discuss latest trends and developments in the ethical finance sector and making announcements on exciting new projects.