Ethical Finance Hub | Mapping the Responsible Investing landscape in Scotland

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Across the globe individuals, organisations and governments are starting to move from talk to collective action as we strive to achieve inclusive economic growth without depleting natural resources. It is now widely recognised that the financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in delivering universally supported targets such as the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, despite its potential, the current financial system can be a cause of, rather than a solution to, some of the pressing challenges our planet and its people currently face. In trying to address this predicament Scotland is reflecting on its heritage and seeking to emerge as a leading centre for a new financial paradigm that looks beyond profit and shareholder value to deliver social, economic or environmental impact as well as financial returns.

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