For global finance to drive positive change, we need to connect people and ideas.

The Ethical Finance Summit has a history of driving action by bringing together a global coalition across financial services. Since 2015, we have convened stakeholders from all parts of the financial system, including banking, asset management, asset owners, regulation and more at our flagship annual summit.

In 2021, the summit went global with a series of regional showcases from around the world focusing on South East Asia, West Africa and more. In 2022, we are furthering our commitment with dedicated ASEAN and Africa summits alongside our flagship Ethical Finance Global 2022 summit.

Our Ethical Finance 2022 summits

More details to follow.

Next Global Ethical Finance Summit - 6th September 2022, Edinburgh


Details: 1-day (in-person) summit hosted at RBS HQ, Gogarburn, Edinburgh. Private roundtable events will be held on the 5th September 2022. 

More details to be announced soon. Please register your interest below.

Previous Summits


Ethical Finance 2021

Held between Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th June 2021, the theme for Ethical Finance 2021 was “Financing a Sustainable Future: Climate and Beyond”. As well as looking at macroeconomic issues impacting global markets, we had specific sessions on topics including the SDGs, climate, nature, the ‘S’ in ESG and leadership. In line with our focus on global inclusion we had dedicated sessions curated with regional stakeholders bringing in views from Africa, Australasia, South Asia and South East Asia.

Ethical Finance 2021

Ethical Finance 2020

Ethical Finance 2020 explored how the financial services sector can deliver universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, as well as supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ethical Finance 2020

Ethical Finance 2019

Themed around embedding sustainability into investment models and new ethical investment paradigms, Ethical Finance 2019 brought together banks, asset managers, faith investors, mission-driven endowments, charities and family offices to examine practical solutions to promote sustainability in banking and finance.

Ethical Finance 2019

Ethical Finance 2018

Ethical Finance 2018 was themed around regaining trust and demonstrating impact in the finance sector, and was delivered in partnership with UKIFC and Responsible Investor, and supported by the Scottish Government, United Nations Development Programme, Her Majesty’s Government and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Ethical Finance 2018