Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies welcome you to a seminar on ethical finance with Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah, Senior Lecturer at Suffolk Business School. Dr. Shah presents the main thoughts in his new book on Ethical Finance from a Jain perspective, which already has already gained much positive attention:
‘Most, in truth, almost all texts on “finance” treat this genuinely important subject as a branch of mathematics. So you could be forgiven for thinking that a book on finance is really “not your thing”. I am pleased to say that Dr Shah’s and Dr. Rankin's account of ethical finance is quite unlike most texts in this area. It is – quite unlike these alternatives - genuinely unique and genuinely interesting. In short it should definitely be “your thing”. Why is this the case? The answer is simple – as all good ideas tend to be. Dr Shah’s account of finance and ethics is, both, unique and interesting because it builds upon an appreciation of the knowledge and experience of the Jain community. The book, therefore, offers a fascinating account of the Jains and builds upon this in-depth appreciation to demonstrate the ways in which this practical philosophy secures an holistic appreciation of the ecology of business and finance’.
Professor David Collins, Head, Suffolk Business School
‘The book will give readers important and timely insights on how positive inter-relationships can exist betweeen finance, ethics and culture. It will appeal to students and academics across the business disciplines and to professionals open to debates on the power of cultural diversity in business practices.’
Professor Alnoor Bhimani, London School of Economics
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