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Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table

June 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The latest in the award winning series of the Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table meetings, organised by the Islamic Finance Council UK (UKIFC) in conjunction with Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS), is entitled: Ethical Finance From a Faith-Based Perspective.

Our last Round Table focused on using mainstream investment and philanthropic capital to deliver and measure environmental and social benefits. Amanda Young, Standard Life Investments, looked at impact investing from an asset management perspective and discussed the challenges in making measurable impact at the same time as delivering a financial return for investors. Celia Tennant, Inspiring Scotland, then shared a venture philanthropist’s perspective which focused on raising and investing funds in charitable ventures and the rigorous performance monitoring processes required to ensure that social returns are maximised.

The theme of our next event will be faith and finance and will include the following:

Catherine Alexander, Chair, Church of Scotland Investors Trust, will open the session with an overview of the challenges of putting principles into practice from an investment perspective within the context of the Church of Scotland.

Saquib Ismail, Senior Sales Manager, Al Rayan Bank will follow on to discuss the philosophical underpinnings of Islam and how this informs Al Rayan Bank’s (the UK’s largest Islamic bank) approach to ethical and sustainable models of banking.

Martin Johnstone, Secretary of the Church & Society Council, Church of Scotland and Omar Shaikh, Advisory Board Member, UKIFC will conclude the formal presentations by discussing the first global partnership between Islamic finance and the church and the challenges and opportunities of using a shared values approach.

The presentations will be followed by interactive discussions.

Places are limited so please register your interest as soon as possible with Chris Tait (chris@ukifc.com / 07931 103573)

To view the latest overview of the Edinburgh Ethical Finance Series please CLICK HERE.


June 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


MMS Edinburgh
Quartermile One 15 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9EP United Kingdom
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