Ethical Finance 2018

Ethical Finance 2018: Regaining Trust and Demonstrating Impact

Ethical Finance 2018 took place in Edinburgh on 22/23 October 2018. The event, delivered by UKIFC in partnership with Responsible Investor, was supported by Scottish Government, United Nations Development Programme, Her Majesty’s Government and Royal Bank of Scotland.

The conference was attended by around 300 delegates from banks, asset managers, faith-related investors, mission-driven endowments, charities and family offices to work together on practical solutions to promote trust in banking and investment and create long-term, sustainable finance solutions.

Topics on the agenda included:

· How do endowments, family offices and philanthropic entities use values and purpose as investment strategies

· How are faith groups ensuring their assets are managed according to the purpose

· The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the practicalities of investing

· Measuring impact across different asset classes

· The move from negative screening to positive investment

· Direct impact investing in developed and emerging markets