CFI Annual Debate 2017

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Thursday 9 February
18:00 - 20:00

"Ethical investment is the pursuit of shareholder value"

The Centre for Finance and Investment and the Ethical Finance Hub invite you to join us for this year’s CFI Debate, in the Cairn Auditorium at the Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University.

Date:     Thursday 9 February

Time:    6pm – 8pm, followed by wine reception

Venue: Cairn Auditorium, Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

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.

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.

With spaces limited, we request that you register your place ASAP and no later than Thursday 2nd February 2017. For further information please contact Gavin Rennie at or +44 (0)131 451 4151

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