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

Based in Edinburgh, the award-winning Ethical Finance Round Table series is the longest-running platform in ethical finance, bringing together the leaders in the field to enable learning and build community. Since establishing the series in 2010, we have seen opportunities flourish amongst the participants in the Round Tables. The Ethical Finance Round Table Series is currently being held virtually.

Next Event: Black Lives Matter (October 2021)

Our next event, taking place during Black History Month in the U.K. will look at racial justice within the finance sector, and what the finance sector can do to promote inclusion.

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Our approach

  • Identify key themes for focused, technical discussions around ethical finance. See a full list of our topics.
  • Gather our unique, broad coalition of stakeholders from across finance, government, NGOs, faith groups and multilateral organisations.
  • Enable commercial opportunities by connecting people, sharing ideas and spreading best practice.


  • Building and shaping the community of ethical finance practitioners in Scotland and across the UK.
  • Enabled commercial opportunities for our partners and participants via networking and knowledge sharing.
  • Won the prestigious Ethical Finance Innovation and Challenge Awards (EFICA) in 2015, fighting off competition from over 200 organisations.

Latest Event: Leadership (May 2021)

At our latest Round Table, we were joined by Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman of CISI and AFME, Helen Cook, Chief HR Officer at NatWest Group and Karina Robinson of Robinson Hambro to examine the issue of leadership in ethical finance.

Leadership is often an overlooked factor in the drive to create socially and environmentally responsible organisations in finance and beyond. While it is easy to make bold statements about social and environmental issues, real change can only be achieved via effective leadership at all levels of an organisation, ensuring that employees are empowered and motivated to enact changes.


Summaries of recent Ethical Finance Round Tables can be found in the blogs above, while older summaries can be found at the link below.

Round Table Overview - 2010-2019

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