The Ethical Finance Hub  is focused on raising awareness, educating and facilitating practical activities (such as research, events and projects) that support the growth of the ethical finance sector.

This will help create a fairer, more inclusive and socially responsible financial system as well as improved environment, social and governance performances of businesses.

What do we do?

Our aim is to act as a catalyst for developing and growing the ethical finance market.

Ethical finance is a growing sector and we raise awareness around financial inclusion, social / environmental responsibility and choice.

Our platform provides space for business growth and a unique, centralised resource for accessing information about ethical finance.

We share market data and reports as well as facilitating the commissioning of research.

The ethical finance hub is a “wonderful idea and an extraordinary concept”.

Lady Susan Rice CBE, former MD, Lloyds Banking Group Scotland

How we do it

We provide a  platform for collaboration, research and awareness in ethical finance.

We provide a physical and virtual platform

We connect individuals and organisations interested in ethical finance.

We facilitate collaboration and research

We encourage research and organise events to allow ideas to be exchanged, knowledge to be shared and participants to network.

We encourage innovation and growth

We support the delivery of tangible outputs (i.e. new products, services and standards) which progress and grow the ethical finance market.

We broker Knowledge and Research Projects

We are uniquely positioned to facilitate commission and support the production of academic / commercial research as well as student projects, placements and careers.

We develop and deliver education and training content

We draw on the knowledge and experience of our team, as well as our wider network, to develop and deliver content for a range of academic and professional courses.

We offer a range of Consultancy services

We can undertake a range of consultancy assignments and will consider requests on a project-by-project experience. Examples include: research, event management, marketing, project management, product development support etc.

“I’m pleased to say the Scottish Government is supporting this project which will allow Scotland to capitalise on the increased global profile of ethical finance and progress towards becoming a worldwide industry leader in the field.”

John Swinney MSP
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