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Ethical Finance 2020 (EF2020) will convene the world’s foremost business, political, civic and social leaders of society to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. The annual Ethical Finance conference is organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), which oversees, organises and coordinates a series of programmes to promote finance for positive change.

It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause, rather than a solution, to some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. Ethical Finance 2020 will explore how the finance services can support inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources or leaving anyone behind.

Indicative Themes

  • Inclusive growth and driving financial inclusion
  • Rethinking capitalism
  • System change

DAY 1 - Green and Sustainable Finance Principles to Practice – Banking on Change

  • Policy and Regulation – role of banking sector in hitting zero carbon targets?
  • Climate-related financial risk and climate smart lending
  • SDGs/Principles for Responsible Banking
  • Green/sustainable FinTech

DAY 2 – Separating Fact from Fiction - Investing for a Sustainable Future

  • ESG integration across asset classes & avoiding “green washing”
  • Bridging the SDG financing gap
  • Asset owner challenge – decarbonising portfolios: The Debate – engage v divest
  • Unravelling the investment opportunities for the circular economy

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Join over 300 delegates from 15+ countries to network, share, co-develop and shape a financial system that delivers social, economic or environmental impact.


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Strategic Partners

Scottish Government




Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

There are an exciting range of sponsorship opportunities available to work with GEFI for Ethical Finance 2020 and other events throughout the year. We are happy to work with you to tailor sponsorship packages to suit your marketing objectives and budget. For Sponsorship and Supporter opportunities please contact sponsor@globalethicalfinance.org.

For Media Partnership opportunities please contact Events@globalethicalfinance.org.


Ethical Finance 2020 will be attended by over 300 senior representatives from 200+ companies and organisations from across the globe. As well as asset owners, banks and asset managers the conference will be attended by Governments, regulators, multi-lateral agencies, academics and representatives from a wide range of organisations engaged in the ethical finance sector. Our pricing is designed to reflect our aspiration to create an accessible and inclusive conference that facilitates the delivery of genuine impact.

Discounted Tickets

Authorised delegates from academic institutions, NGOs and charities are eligible for a 50% discount.

Please contact us for a discount code at Events@globalethicalfinance.org .

Cancellation/Refund Policy

30 days: Attendees can request refunds up to 30 days before your event’s start date.


RBS Conference Centre 175 Glasgow Road, Gogarburn, Edinburgh, EH12 1HQ (postal) / EH12 9BH (sat nav)

Hotel options

Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award

6.6 miles away from the venue (typically 18 - 35 min by car)

Gold Member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme

4.4 miles away from the venue (typically 12 min by car)

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