Bridging Impact and Islamic Financial Markets: A US Perspective
This session broadcasted on Jul, 16 2020, 12:30 PM (GMT-4)
Impact investing, as Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) defines it, is investment made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. As various global crises unfold, we are witness to the impact of business and finance on markets, communities and our natural environment, and the urgency of impact investing has become more widely recognized. While Islamic finance has largely focused on structure and mechanism, and impact investing has largely focused on outcomes, there is significant parallel between the two and a great deal both can learn from one another.
In this session, we convene thought leaders and experts to learn more about recent impact investing innovations and challenges, resonance with impact investing and Islamic principles, and build an important bridge between these markets and communities.
- How can we bridge impact and Islamic finance to achieve greater results?
- What parallels do we find between Islamic finance and impact investing?
- What are the latest impact investing innovations and challenges?
- What important lessons can each of these communities learn from one another?
Umar F. Moghul (Moderator)
Mission Driven Finance
12:30 New York