IDEAS Conference 2017:

Playing by the rules: Ethics & Investment


The conference explored the multifaceted idea of social responsibility that various businesses carry.

With there being a decrease in global economic growth over the last few years and an increase in public sensitivity towards sustainability and social responsibility, the aim was to determine how investing can evolve to find a balance between creating a more sustainable future for the planet, and at the same time maintain upward economic progress.


Colin Welsh- International Partner with SCF Partners; previously served as Head of International Energy Banking at Simmons and Company

John Ditchfield-Chair of the Ethical Investment Association; Partner at Castlefield Financial Advisory

Laurel Hurst- Managing Director of Central and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African Debt Capital Markets Group for JP Morgan