Faculty & Research
Case studies: Purposeful finance
Session Two: Purposeful finance
The Forum is based on a series of cases that describe specific examples of the ways in which companies have attempted to adopt responsible approaches to business. Responsible companies in this context satisfy two criteria: (a) they expound explicit purposes or values that reflect objectives beyond pure financial performance, and (b) they demonstrate a serious commitment to implementing them through their ownership, governance, leadership, and management practices.
Implementation is illustrated by the presentation of cases at the Forum that record the nature of the activity, how it is undertaken and how it is reflected in human, social, and environmental as well as financial benefits. The cases illustrate examples of failure to implement responsible activities as well as successes.
In this session the featured case studies are focused on building the business through increasing financial inclusivity and access to banking. The session also looks at ethical investing and how to use investment to improve the lives of those living in poverty.
Arabesque - Sustainable Is Powerful
Omar Selim CEO, Arabesque Partners
Truestone Impact Investment Management - A Call To Business
Paul Szkiler Chairman, and Ritchie Macdonald Director, Truestone Impact Investment Management
HDFC Bank - The Centres At The Edge
Dr Gita Piramal, writer and business historian
Safaricom - Financial Inclusion Enabled by M-Pesa:The Mobile Phone Based Financial Services Revolution
Professor Njuguna Ndung'u, former Governor of Bank of Kenya and Visiting Fellow of Practice at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford