Stories

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

Pioneering Sustainable Financial Services in the Somalia

After two decades of civil war, Somalia has regained some peace and stability, however economic institutions are weak and the country remains vulnerable to political, economic and environmental shocks. With a GDP per capita of $435 (2016) Somalia is significantly lower than the SSA average of $1,570. In addition, 73 % live in poverty, 80% lives in rural areas, and 43% live on $1/day. 

EFICA 2017 potentially “life and business-changing” for finalists

DUBAI - One business or individual will become $100,000 richer on November 15 as the fifth edition of the annual Ethical Finance Innovation Challenge and Awards (EFICA) takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

LaunchGood

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

How can Islamic fintech help to address corporate responsibility?

Wahed Invest

The automated halal financial advisor

EthisCrowd

The world’s first real estate Islamic crowdfunding platform

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.

 

Narwi

Akhuwat: A story of passion and dedication

Islamic Finance Advisory & Assurance Services

Interview with Hassan Abdulmageed

Winner of the Ethical Finance Initiative Award 2014.

Yomken

"Fahlawa" transformed into an economic value add.

Changing the world one village at a time

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

Shekra

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