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  • Executive Learning Program

    Impact Investing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A New Chapter for Islamic Finance

    Date:08th - 09th August, 2018

    Venue: IBA City Campus

    Timing: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Course Description

    IBA Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance (IBA-CEIF) is organizing a two-day training workshop on "Impact Investing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A New Chapter for Islamic Finance".

    The workshop is developed and delivered jointly by Islamic Research and Training Institute (A member of the Islamic Development Bank) and the Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform (GIFIIP).

    The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) is among the earliest institutions contributing to the development and dissemination of knowledge in Islamic economics and finance through research, advisory, capacity building and provision of information services. Today, IRTI is even more ambitious in its mission, aiming to be the global knowledge center for Islamic economics and finance.

    The GIFIIP is an initiative led by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and UNDP's Istanbul International Center for Private Sector Development. The platform builds on innovation, entrepreneurship and multi-stakeholder collaborations to maximize the scale and e¬ffectiveness of development investments.

  • Islamic finance has emerged as source of sustainable finance during the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. Islamic finance is grounded in risk-sharing, equity participation and compassionate values for serving the humanity and planet. Impact investing, defined as the deployment of funds with the aim to generate social and environmental impact as well as a financial return, has established itself as an important source of funding the UN's Global Development Agenda 2030. The strong focus of Islamic finance and impact investing on social values represents an alliance and a potential source of financing for the SDGs, fostering development and helping to end poverty.

    The training program aims to bridge the gap on how Islamic finance and impact investing can support each other positively. The workshop is developed on how to link potential investors and impact investing enterprises and discover investment opportunities in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).