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Emergence of Corporate Governance and Shariah Governance

The corporate governance mechanism stems from two major theories, the Shareholders Theory and the Stakeholders Theory. The Shareholders Theory states that the shareholders’ interest lies only…

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Corporate and Shariah Governance Mechanisms in Islamic Financial Institutions

Corporate governance is a set of organizational arrangements designed to align the actions of the management of a corporation with the interests of its stakeholders. In addition to corporate…

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Impact Investment Fund as a Component of Islamic Social Finance

One avenue in Islamic social finance for longer-term investments is an impact investment fund or “social impact investment fund”. Impact investment funds are investments that explicitly…

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The Higher Ethical Objectives of Islamic Finance

The higher ethical objectives of Islamic finance can be summarized as sustaining and developing the value of human life, the human self, society and the physical environment. These ethical…

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Principles of Islamic Moral Economy

The prohibition of interest (riba) although not the entire purpose of Islamic finance, is the fundamental basis for any financial and economic transaction. Islamic ethical principles are akin to the…

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Islamic Ethical Principles and the Objectives of Islamic Law

Islamic legal principles are attached to certain ethical and moral principles, which links them to both the Sustainable Development Goals and the environmental, social, and governance (ESG)…

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Introduction and the Conceptual Features of Islamic Finance

Islamic finance is an alternative financing method with a particular value proposition defined by Islamic ethics, which provides substance, and Islamic law, which shapes the nature of its…

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Consider behaviour change ethics

Behavioural scientists and behaviour change practitioners have an ethical obligation to carefully consider the partners they choose to work with, and the problems they choose to work on. In addition,…

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Intangible cultural heritage and income generation

This chapter reflects on the contribution of intangible cultural heritage to generating income and sustaining livelihoods for communities, groups and individuals. Learners discover how local…

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Ethics in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

This chapter introduces the ethical principles for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, and how they relate to the ethical issues encountered in safeguarding. Common ethical issues are raised,…

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Ethics for Troubled Times

During times of unrest and uncertainty, how can faith and ethics help our communities take action towards a brighter future? This webinar, held on June 30, 2020, featured faculty from the SDG…

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Leadership in the Corporate Sector | Paul Polman

Speaking from West Papua, Indonesia, where he was attending a high-level meeting on green investment, business leader Paul Polman shares his thoughts on the challenges business face when trying to…

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Q&A | Michael Ross | 2016 Sep. 22

Michael Ross, a professor at UCLA, answer questions on the ethics of importing natural resources from countries without strong regulations, the political factors that influence resource extraction,…

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The Rights of Indigenous Populations

"Laudato Si' inspired all of us with its call for integral human development. And that means that we have to look at human development with a holistic approach, looking at all dimensions of…

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Corruption and Politics Today

All of our aspirations for sustainable development depend on good governance. Good governance is vital so that government provides the public investments and the public services that underpin…

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Political and Social Responses to Forced Migration

What should be our reactions to forced migration? Well, at the core, we should understand what is forcing this desperate migration and address those underlying conditions. And at the same time, we…

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