Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Prophets on Investment: Exploring religious approaches to finance

Please join us for this Ethics Forum lunchtime session examining religious approaches to investment.

 

This forum will provide an opportunity to consider major religious views on the ethics of profit making from investment, and explore potential tensions between capitalism and religious approaches to finance.

Please join:

  • Dr George R Wilkes, Research Fellow in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
  • Mai Hamed, doctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham

Short talks from each speaker outlining a different religious perspective will be followed by a Q&A/discussion session.

The direction of this forum is linked to the University's ongoing reflection on what is ethical in the context of investment. In 2014 the University of Edinburgh has been reviewing its approach to socially responsible investment, and a global campaign movement calling for divestment from fossil fuels has gained much attention.

The Ethics Forum is being held in partnership with the Just World Institute and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Doors open at 12.45pm.

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Oct 3 2014 13:00
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Oct 3 2014 14:30

Prophets on Investment: Exploring religious approaches to finance

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Seminar rooms 1 and 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD