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Values and collaboration top of the agenda at Ethical Finance Forum
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The Global Ethical Finance Forum scheduled for September will host representatives from environmental, social and governance (ESG), Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and faith-based financing. Along with representative from Stanbic Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria, Ecobank, Bank of Ghana and Royal Bank Ghana, among others.


The forum will serve as a key platform to discuss untapped opportunities for convergence and collaboration within the $59 trillion investments industry.


One of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People (2011), His Royal Highness Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, who led an anti-corruption campaign as Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, will speak on his experience as the banking chief of Africa’s largest economy.


He is quoted as saying: "It is now evident in the aftermath of the financial crisis that the importance of values cannot be overlooked in the financial system. The major stakeholders especially the regulators are expected to play a key role in making sure that the financial institutions not only abide by law but, remain ethical in their practices and work towards the betterment of society in addition to achieving their financial goals.


GEFF 2015 will feature provoking discussions on how to bring about more financial inclusion by utilising financial technology such as microfinance, mobile money, crowdfunding and also Sukuk as an instrument to finance infrastructure and reduce budget deficits.


The African continent has witnessed tremendous growth in these areas especially in impact investing and mobile money. Hence, the forum is seen as a perfect opportunity for African delegates to share experiences with the global responsible finance industry and engage with key policy makers, regulators, and stakeholders on how to promote non-interest banking in the continent.