Why do they do it? How do they do it? - Inspiring stories from award winners and insights from Advisory Board members


“You can make a living serving humanity and serving God,” Christopher Blauvelt, founder and CEO of crowdfunding platform LaunchGood, said in a multimedia presentation to more than 300 people at the Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards (EFICA) event on Wednesday.


How does Islamic social finance contribute to the broader ethical finance market?

Daud Vicary Abdullah shares his experience as an advisory board member of EFICA

Wahed Invest

How can Islamic fintech help to address corporate responsibility?


Community Sourced Capital

Rachel Maxwell introduces the crowd-sourced peer-to-peer lending platform, Community Sourced Capital (CSC), which she cofounded, helping to address difficulties in accessing investment capital for small US business owners.

The Islamic Finance Council UK

Thomson Reuters interviewed Chris Tait from the The Islamic Finance Council, recipients of EFICA’s 2015 Islamic Finance Industry Development Award, to discover more about the pioneering UK-based group and their unique capabilities.



Mohammad Raafi Hossain tells the story of ‘Narwi’ - a nonprofit Islamic crowdfunding platform giving micro-entrepreneurs in the MENA region a voice.

Akhuwat: A story of passion and dedication

Dr Amjad Saqib, Founder of Akhuwat and 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.

Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services

Interview with Hassan Abdulmageed


Changing the world one village at a time

Dr. Sayd Farook shares his experience as an advisory board member of EFICA.


Tackling the Funding Gap of SMEs and Startups in MENA and Growth Markets.