Ethical Finance Hub has successfully delivered its first practitioner-led, capacity building programme. The 5 day programme, comprising of 3 x 1 day Islamic finance masterclasses and a 2 day ethical finance study tour took place between 25-29 June 2018 in Edinburgh.

Delegates, who joined from across Scotland, England and Saudi Arabia, gave the programme an 80% satisfaction rating.

The “Islamic Finance – An Ethical Alternative” masterclasses were designed and delivered by the UKIFC, global leaders in Islamic finance capacity building and covered the following topics:

  • Introduction to Islamic Finance & Understanding core product structures
  • Constructing Financial Products Using Islamic Contracts
  • Regulation of the Sector
  • Demystifying Shariah Governance
  • Islamic Asset Management
  • Legal Consideration Towards Islamic Finance
  • Structuring Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Sukuk

“The Ethical Finance and Investment Paradigm” study tour included a sessions at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, RBS Gogarburn and Aberdeen Standard Investments in Edinburgh. The topics covered included:

  • Overview of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Trends in Sustainable Banking
  • Introduction to Responsible Investing
  • Defining and Measuring Impact Investing

As the programme was a pilot it has been an excellent opportunity for the EFH team to test a concept. We have learned a lot from the experience and will reflect upon participant feedback to help shape our future executive education offering. With aims to raise awareness of ethical finance and build capacity within the sector we welcome further ideas and suggestions for future topics, training formats, preferred timings and fair pricing. Please contact with any comments.

Delegate Feedback

“Excellent presenter, very well organised event. Everything from handouts, location, presenters, catering was excellent.”

“Overall good course and very engaging. Interesting mix of people, so good to hear other industry thoughts on points being discussed/ interaction made course more informative.”

“Very Interesting – learnt a lot!”