Committed to the promotion and enhancementof the global Islamic finance industry

Our Latest Initiatives

We are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Malaysia Islamic Finance Centre Leadership Council (MIFC) – an initiative of Malaysia’s financial market regulators and relevant government agencies dedicated to developing Malaysia’s Islamic finance market by engaging with industry and government.

Our Advisory Board Member, Omar Shaikh announced the partnership alongside MIFC chairman, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar on 28 May 2024 in front of Prime  Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar Bin Ibrahim at the Global Forum on Islamic Economics and Finance, organised by  the Ministry of Finance Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia in collaboration with various stakeholders.

With the MIFC’s focus on propelling the next phase of growth and to solidify Malaysia’s position as a leading international Islamic financial centre, the partnership will explore scope for collaboration around Islamic finance product innovation, the development of cross-border financial activities to support the Islamic Economy activities and capacity building and education.

During the Forum, the MIFC Leadership Council presented its visionary position paper, entitled Establishing Islah through Islamic Finance,” which provides strategic recommendations for policymakers and industry leaders to foster a more inclusive, sustainable, and humane financial system. The paper also outlines 10 key focus areas and 18 high-impact projects, such as elevating sustainability via a Biodiversity SRI Sukuk, unlocking equity risk capital, and strengthening philanthropic finance instruments like zakat and waqf. It calls for 10 transformative ‘hijrah’ shifts, underpinned by 7 guiding principles focused on inclusivity, sustainability, and ethical practices.

We look forward to working with MIFC to help align financial practices with Maqasid al-Shariah to promote societal welfare.

Our Reports

We undertake tailored research on a range of topics in the ethical and sustainable finance sector. This is a selection of our most prominent publications. For more reports, please refer to our respective services’ sections.


Islamic finance and SDGs

John Glen MP: SDG Taskforce

Edinburgh Finance Declaration

Islamic Impact Investing

UKIFC Services


Ethical Finance

Training & Awareness

Thought Leadership

Providing advisory, reporting and consultancy services in relation to the establishment, promotion and regulation of Islamic finance.

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Exploring the relationship between Islamic finance and the broader ethical finance arena and promoting coordination and understanding between them.

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Promoting awareness and understanding of Islamic finance and its regulation as well as empowering Shariah scholars and finance professionals.

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Providing leadership on current issues in Islamic finance with a view to promoting robustness and stability in Shariah financial frameworks and market practices.

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About the UKIFC

A range of supporters discuss the purpose, aims and ambitions of the UKIFC in this short, informative video.

10 Year Anniversary 2018