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EFH and Heriot-Watt University Free Ethical Investment Debate

February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Ethical Finance Hub, in partnership with Heriot-Watt University’s Centre for Finance and Investment invites you to join us for our next CFI Debate, entitled “Ethical investment is the pursuit of shareholder value.”

The last 20 years has seen the emergence of approaches to investment which have appropriated the term ‘ethical’, including investment to achieve environmental objectives, screening for conformity with environment, social and governance requirements, and faith-based approaches, especially Islamic finance. The question for this debate provocatively dismisses this appropriation of ethics, claiming that the pursuit of shareholder value is the only guide that professional investors require.

Our guest speakers are industry experts:

  • Professor Robin Angus, Executive Director of Personal Assets Trust and an Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt
  • Bill Dinning, Non-Executive Director at the Medical Defence Union
  • Professor Iqbal Asaria CBE, Islamic finance consultant and academic
  • Tomas Carruthers, CEO of the Social Stock Exchange.

Date: Thursday 9 February
Venue: Cairn Auditorium, Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
Time: 6pm – 8pm, followed by wine reception
Cost: FREE

To register or, if you have any queries, please contact Chris Tait on chris@ethicalfinancehub.org or 07931 103573


February 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cairn Auditorium
Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS United Kingdom
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Ethical Finance Hub
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