Ethics and Trust in Finance Prize 658 views

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The 2018-2019 Ethics and Trust in Finance Prize is inviting young professionals and academics from all over the world, to submit innovative ideas on ethics, responsibility and trust in financial activities. They have to submit creative papers setting out analyses or proposals for innovative ways to promote ethics & trust in finance. This is a biennial prize.

The Prize aims to 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; and
  • Proposals for implementation of initiatives and projects concerning teaching and regulating for ethics in finance.

Since 2006, the competition has prompted a debate about  many different aspects of Ethics in Finance, ranging from the role of compliance offices, the challenges of managing cash ethically, the contribution of micro-finance to economic development, and the way rating systems work, etc.


A total prize of US$20,000 will be distributed among the winners.


Applicants must be aged 35 years or younger and they could be professionals or academics. They have to submit written papers that have not been previously published that examine the role of ethics and integrity in finance. 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. The papers may be submitted in English or French.



Applications are to be done online by 30 June 2019.

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