ICMGR - Ethical Finance and Investment 2017

This event will present talks and a dialogue on ethical finance and investment that will bridge diverse perspectives to enrich our knowledge on this subject. 

Start date and time

Friday 19 May 2017 9:00 AM

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The International Centre for Management and Governance Research (ICMGR) is delighted to invite you to this academic/public engagement event. This event will present talks and a dialogue on ethical finance and investment that will bridge diverse perspectives to enrich our knowledge on this subject. 

In the age of worsening corruption and widening gap between rich and poor, how would we drive ethical finance and investment to address this grave concern? The speakers will share their perspectives on this question while exercising their rights to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and expression in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Speaker details

Professor Ibrahim Warde, Tufts University, United States
Ibrahim is Adjunct Professor of International Business. He is Carnegie scholar working on informal and underground finance in the Islamic world. His books include The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind the Financial War on Terror, which has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, and Czech, and was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of the year about economic, social, and environmental issues, and Islamic Finance in the Global Economy, now in its second edition. He has previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley, at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and at other universities in the United States and abroad. He is also a writer for Le Monde diplomatique and a consultant. He holds a B.A. from Université Saint Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, an M.B.A. from France’s Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and an M.A. and a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr Nazam Dzolkarnaini, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Nazam is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, and the Programme Leader for Masters programmes in International Corporate Finance and Islamic Banking and Finance at the University of Salford. He is also a Visiting Scholar in Islamic Economics and Finance at the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, Dundee. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CFP Board of Standard Inc, USA. His research on corporate finance and Islamic finance were published in Economics Letters, Applied Economics and Business Ethics: A European Review among others. He has co-authored a book chapter on Islamic Finance for Financial Management Theory and Practice EMEA edition (published by Cengage Learning). He sits on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Islamic Finance, and International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, and on the International Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Accounting Perspectives. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Finance from the University of Stirling.

Revd Jock Stein, The Church of Scotland
Jock worked in the steel industry after reading economics at Cambridge, and chairs or helps to run a number of Charities. He also has a degree in theology from Edinburgh University, and spent part of his working life in charge of Carberry Tower when it was a conference and retreat centre. In retirement he spends much of his time writing poetry and managing a not for profit Publishing House, believing (with the Czech economist Tomas Sedlacek) that poets often explain what is happening in the world better than economists.

Mr Richard Taylor, Edinburgh Positive Money
Richard is the technical director of an Edinburgh software company. After failing to find a convincing explanation of the 2007/2008 crash he started researching our financial system. He eventually happened upon Positive Money, who offers the best explanation of the issues with our monetary system. Since 2014 he has been coordinating the Edinburgh Positive Money group and trying to make a small contribution to the process of getting our money system and its impacts understood more widely.

Mr David Stevens ACA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
David is responsible for ICAEW ethics policy and guidance, as well as its work on economic crime. He manages ICAEW's Anti Money Laundering Committee and the CCAB Anti Money Laundering Working Party, making representations to the UK government on economic crime matters, as well as producing guidance and thought leadership in this area. He also manages the ICAEW Ethics Standards Committee and CCAB Ethics Group, making technical responses to IESBA on changes to the Code of Ethics. With a background in financial training he lectures on the subjects of law and ethics both in the UK and internationally. He trained with a Big4 firm and is a Director/Trustee of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel. He represents the UK profession on the Accountancy Europe Anti Money Laundering and Professional Ethics Working Parties.

For catering purposes, please reserve your seat by 15 May 2017.

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