Ethics & Trust in Finance 9th Global Prize

Every two years, the Prize invites young professionals and academics to participate and contribute to the reflection on the importance of the benefits of a more ethical approach to banking and finance, promoting greater awareness of the need for ethics, integrity and trust in the finance sector. Since 2006, the competition has prompted a debate about many different aspects of Ethics in Finance, ranging from the role of compliance offices, ethical investment and corporate social responsibility, the contribution of micro-finance to economic development, scandals and the persistence of financial misconduct, the ethical significance of fintech and the digital transformation of finance and the transition to a more sustainable financial system, to name but a few.

Candidates are invited to submit papers that have not been previously published, examining the role of ethics and integrity in finance from many possible practical angles and disciplinary perspectives. The papers could be analytical in character or they could be proposals for practical projects. In all cases, they should meet three criteria: intellectual rigour, innovative ideas, and clear conclusions. Best papers submitted in previous editions are available in this site. The Prize aims to encourage and promote:

  • awareness of the fundamental role of ethics in the world of finance;
  • precise identification of ethical issues in financial activities and institutions, in both the public and private sectors;
  • proposals for implementation of initiatives and projects concerning teaching and regulating for ethics in finance;
  • understanding of the role of ethics to support a more sustainable financial system.

The deadline to submit your final paper for the 9th edition is set to 29 of May 2023.

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