Upcoming Event

Our next Ethical Finance Round Table, taking place on the 22nd February from 14:00-15:30 GMT, will focus on the issue of inclusion and diversity; sign up now. While climate has broken past being a “niche” issue in finance, social issues are frequently neglected in the industry. We will ask whether the finance sector has done enough on inclusion, when it comes to race and ethnicity, as well other social issues including gender and sexuality.

Eight years on from the beginnings of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, we still seem no closer as a society to resolving the tensions which brought them about. While these issues pervade society as a whole, the finance sector is a part of society, and this event aims to ask the tough questions of those in finance.

Is the sector doing enough, and what is its role?

Should it focus internally (on its own operations) or externally (on the assets it holds or manages on behalf of clients)?

We will be joined by moderator Amy Clarke (Tribe Impact Capital & GEFI Global Steering Group), Gavin Lewis (BlackRock), Lynne Highway (NatWest Group) and Prof. Alex Edmans (London Business School).

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Upcoming Events

Path to Cop Campaign

31 October - 12 November 2021, Glasgow, Scotland

Climate change is the greatest risk facing us all and COP26 will bring parties from across the globe together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Global Ethical Finance Initiative is delighted to welcome the world to Scotland for COP26 for a programme of events before and during COP26.


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Ethical Finance Summit

For global finance to drive positive change, we need to connect people and ideas. Established in 2015, the Ethical Finance Summit has a history of driving action through a global coalition across financial services.

By curating in-depth conversations among experts from banking, asset management and all parts of the financial system, we are able to bring people together for action. The summit has now become the premiere event advocating finance for positive change

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Ethical Finance Round Table

Focused exchanges between expert practitioners advance good ideas and drive progress.

Based in Edinburgh, the Ethical Finance Round Tables are the longest-running technical discussion platform to enable the sharing of best practice.

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The Radical Old Idea

The world is rethinking the belief that only unfettered financial markets deliver the best outcomes for society. Inclusive growth and reconciling profit with purpose are key challenges of our time.

Building on the legacy of Scotland’s great thinkers, the Radical Old Idea is a platform to debate systemic, big-picture issues and enable a radical past to drive a sustainable future.

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Islamic Finance Summit

Hosted in London and virtually, the Islamic Finance Summit unpacks maqasid al shariah through an ESG lens and identifies where conventional sustainability trends can benefit from the multi-$trn high growth global Islamic finance industry.

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