Update: Part 4 of Trump Financial Ethics Watch Series

By: Ryan SimPart 4 of Trump Financial Ethics Watch

President Trump is apparently not taking steps to rid the worrisome conflicts of interest associated with his administration. The problems will not go away unless there are concerted bipartisan calls for reform. Regardless of political leanings, a transparent, accountable government is essential for societal welfare.

Ethics is an Indispensable Policy Gauge

Ethical standards are a universal language to voice our otherwise ineffable outrage towards corruption. Champions of moral relativism will argue ethical standards


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Richard Thaler wins Nobel for Economics

Richard Thaler wins Nobel in Economics

Seven Pillars Institute congratulates Professor Richard Thaler on winning the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics. Professor Thaler had kindly agreed to an interview with SPI and we republish the interview. He gave insightful observations about ethics in finance and how vitally important it is. No doubt if finance departments of business schools offer a financial ethics course (a rarity at the moment), their students would be better off as future investors and financiers.


SPI: Your book, Misbehaving:The Making of Behavioral Economics is among


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Philosophical Foundations of Impact Investing

Philosophical foundations of Impact Investing

By: Georgette Fernandez Laris

As pointed in our earlier piece, impact investing is about good profits: making money while doing good. Impact investing reminds us sound monetary returns and positive socio-environmental impact returns are not mutually exclusive, but can be complementary and even mutually enhancing. Here are the philosophical reasons why.

1. Context: where the impact investment market stands

While financial initiatives in favour of investments for social good emerged in the 1980’s, the impact investing label gathered momentum in the


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International Investment Management: Theory, Ethics and Practice

International Investment Management book cover imageRead the new and original book lead authored by Seven Pillars Institute’s President, Dr. Kara Tan Bhala. The book uniquely synthesizes three theories of finance and gives a lucid explanation of ethics and its real world application in investment management.

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Moral Cents

Financial EthicsMoral Cents is The Journal of Ethics in Finance, produced on a regular basis by the Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics. See the latest issues and read them in full.

Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London have a collaborative affiliation in their work on ethics, law, and regulation in finance. The goal of the collaboration is to foster a dialogue on important ethical policy issues affecting the financial services industry.

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