Scotland to host first Global Ethical Finance Forum

The inaugural Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) will take place at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh from 1-2 September.

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
The two-day event organised by Middle East Global Advisors (MEGA) is being held in conjunction with the Islamic Finance Council UK (IFC UK) and Thomson Reuters.

Its will see the launch of the Responsible Finance Institute (RFI) and provide a platform for members of the global ethical finance industry to connect.

Delegates will include institutional investors, asset owners, policymakers, academics and other stakeholders within the Islamic finance; environmental, social & governance; and socially responsible investing segments.

As part of the event a reception will be held at Edinburgh Castle.

Ehsan Abbas, chairman of MEGA, said it was Scotland’s "immeasurable contribution to the creation of financial institutions and early professional bodies specializing in ethical finance" that made it the ideal location for the inaugural event.

"MEGA is delighted to work towards meeting the vision of the very place that gave birth to Scottish Widows and the savings banks movement," he added.

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