The Islamic Finance Council UK and hosts Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) last week held the 10th in the series of the award-winning Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Tables.

The session included a presentation from Susan Torrance on the Scottish Government’s social housing policy as well as Ian Watt, of Aberdeen YMCA, and Steve Williams, of INTEGRATE, who presented on the European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIF) which was discussed within the context of the wider European economic policy, the “Juncker Plan” and investment in social infrastructure. If you would like a copy of the slides please contact

An update on the Scottish Ethical Finance Hub was provided by Omar Shaikh. The Hub will be hosted at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and is the first such dedicated hub for ethical finance in the UK. To find out how you can get involved in the Hub then please contact Graham Burnside or Omar.

We would like to thank MMS for hosting the recent event and to all participants for their continued engagement in driving the ethical finance agenda forward.