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How to Make Finance a Force for Sustainability

January 13, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Business Ethics, Climate Change & Society, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Dirk Schoenmaker Traditional finance focusses on financial return, considering the financial sector separate from both society and the environment. In contrast, sustainable finance considers financial, social and environmental returns in combination. In a new essay, I provide a framework for sustainable finance highlighting the move from the narrow

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Indonesia Islamic Economic Project: A Disruptive Initiative for a more Just, Inclusive, and Impactful Finance

November 20, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Banjaran Surya Indrastomo Indonesia Islamic economic project was initiated in the periphery and has been expanding significantly in different spectrums generating both authentic and Islamic version of financial institutions. With the recent move by the

Almsgiving for Bolstering SDGs

September 23, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Randi Swandaru and Ebi Junaidi Almsgiving in Islam is not only encouraged but also obligatory under certain circumstances. The article aims to find answers on how the trend of philantrophy, together with Muslim traditions of almsgiving, can be a source of

Navigating the Investment Minefield

July 10, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By H. Kent Baker and Vesa Puttonen Fraudsters are always on the look out for prey – investors they can manipulate and take advantage of. The authors discuss 8 traps you should look out for in navigating through the investment minefield. After all,

Islamic Finance in Kazakhstan – The Future Hub of Islamic Finance in the Central Asia

June 3, 2017 • Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Mamunur Rashid  According to Malaysia Islamic Finance Marketplace, Zawya Islamic and Thomson Reuters, Islamic finance has been growing at a double-digit rate since the start of the new millennium.  In this article the author discusses the potential of

When Waqf meets Banks

May 30, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Personal Finance, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Ebi Junaidi Global economy has been leaning toward innovations focussed in achieving sustainability. Ebi Junaidi promotes the age-old Waqf “movement” established by the Muslims. The Waqf system, with its philanthropic nature, does not only motivate

Implications of Islamic Finance in Africa’s Socio-Economic Development

October 7, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Middle East & Africa, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Basheer Oshodi Africa, a continent which still feels the scars of slave trade, the wounds of colonialism and apartheid, the disaster of neo-liberalisation, and the proliferating neo-patrimonial governance structure. With unblemished evidence that the IMF

Anti-Corruption Drive – Critical to Future, International by Nature

June 5, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock No inclusive growth is conceivable without success in Nigeria’s anti-corruption drive. Today, that struggle is increasingly global. You might also like: The Economic Moral Hazards of the International Criminal Court – and the Philippines

Rejuvenating the European Economy: The Role of Islamic Finance

May 26, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Europe, Governance & Regulation, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Commenting on the sharp decline in European banks’ share prices in the early weeks of 2016, which it described as a “concern”, the IMF advised that “a robust banking sector is required to support investment and economic recovery.”

The Convenient Choice: Investing in Solutions for a Better Future

May 23, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Europe, Responsible Finance, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected PostComments (1)

Sasja Beslik is Head of Responsible Investments at Nordea Assets Management, one of the leading asset managers in Europe when it comes to developing the concept of Responsible Investments. In this interview with The World Financial Review, Beslik expounds on