DDCAP Group was delighted to attend and co-sponsor the RFI Summit for the third consecutive year. This year, the RFI Summit which took place on the 26th and 27th April in Zurich, was particularly focused on the convergence of Islamic Finance and Impact Finance or Responsible Finance. Panel discussions featured fund managers talking about the growing interest globally in the influence of long term sustainable financing and risk sharing principle when making investment decisions.
Key points to come from the panels:
-The convergence of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations with Islamic finance principles is becoming one of the key strategies in investment allocation;
-FinTech is becoming the key driver to connect Islamic Finance and Impact finance principles;
-The EU Action Plan on sustainable development, which has been recently launched raises some valuable questions to companies, such as how do firms identify the impact of SDGs on finance at a corporate policy level and how do they highlight the value creators.