Executive Education Programme 2019


Executive Education Programme 2019

Growing interest in sustainability, climate change and social justice, combined with concerns arising from the 2008 financial crisis, have contrived to drive demand for a more responsible financial sector that operates on a more transparent and ethical basis. Despite the remarkable recent growth in ethical finance there remain few academic or professional courses that provide practically-focused pragmatic training that broadens the knowledge of professionals, academics and students.

With a commitment to increasing awareness and building capacity in the sector the EFH has consulted with stakeholders to develop an exciting executive education programme, to be piloted in 2019, to help address this knowledge gap.


  • Themed around hot topics such as: SDGs, responsible investing, ESG fund selection, impact investing and Islamic finance
  • Maximum course duration is one day
  • Central Edinburgh venues
  • Designed and delivered in partnership with leading global experts
  • Low cost with discounts for not-for-profit organisations


Masterclass – Business Benefits of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) EFH (Fran Van Dijk), United Nations Development Programme (Jamie Ervin) and Scottish Government (Dr Victoria Loughlan) 10:00 – 15:00

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

The Grassmarket Project, Edinburgh

Masterclass – Asset Owner Approaches to Responsible Fund Selection New Fund Order (Jon “JB Beckett) 09:30 – 1630

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Foundation Scotland, Edinburgh

Masterclass – Essentials of Responsible Investing


University of St Andrews’ Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance (Prof. Bert Sholtens and Dr Jimmy Chen) 09:30 – 1630

Friday 11 October 2019

COSLA, Edinburgh

Workshop – Developing an Impact Investing Strategy Tribe Impact Capital (Amy Clarke) 10:00 – 1500

Thursday 7 November 2019

COSLA, Edinburgh

Masterclass – Introduction to Islamic Finance UKIFC (Omar Shaikh) 0930 – 1300

Tuesday 19th November 2019

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Edinburgh

Get in Touch

To find out more about our programme please contact Chris Tait on chris@ethicalfinancehub.org or +44(0)7931 103573.