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21 September 2020

Eight Months Left to Apply for US$20,000 Prize on Ethics and Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future

Posted In: ESG, Ethics, Uncategorized

If you’re under 35 years old and have a strong opinion about the role of ethics in finance, CFA Institute invites you to submit an essay reflecting on the role of ethics to shape a more sustainable and resilient financial system for the future. The Ethics & Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future, which is supported by CFA Institute and other organizations, is a global prize in its eighth cycle (awarded every two years) that will award winners a pool of US$20,000.

Such intellectual effort is made all the more necessary and urgent by the recurring financial crises in recent decades, the mounting challenge of climate change, and the current pandemic that already has triggered considerable financial stress and may plunge the world into a major economic and social crisis.

The subjects of ethics and trust in finance play a pivotal role in bringing about a positive change in the post-pandemic world. We look forward to exploring bright new ideas from a diverse group of brilliant people.

Key Information

The contest is open to anyone under 35 years old. CFA® charterholders, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting the final paper for the eighth edition is 31 May 2021.

For more information, see How to Enter.

CFA Institute held an official launch event on 2 June 2020. The event featured a keynote speech by Valdis Dombrovskis, executive vice president, EU Commission, and two roundtables.

 Roundtable One: Finance serving the post-pandemic world

  • Moderator: Paul H. Dembinski, co-president of the jury and director of the Observatoire de la Finance

Roundtable members included the following:

Roundtable Two: Challenges for financial training and education in the post-pandemic world
  • Moderator: Clare Payne, chief of global strategy, Tobacco Free Portfolios, and 2007 laureate

Roundtable members included the following:

Image Credit @ Getty Images Kasper Nymann/ EyeEm

About the Author(s)
Bristol Voss

Bristol Voss is director of content engagement and publishing at CFA Institute.

12 thoughts on “Eight Months Left to Apply for US$20,000 Prize on Ethics and Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future”

  1. Desire Muchipisi says:

    Great! to have such intellectual competitions.

  2. yash nichani says:

    Can i get the details of this competition personally please

    1. Bristol Voss says:

      There is a link in the blog post.

  3. Simon Tung says:

    Great concept and competition except I have no idea why an age limit would apply.

    1. Bristol Voss says:

      Good question. It’s because this prize evolved from the Robin Cosgrove Prize which was set up by Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, along with the Observatoire de la Finance in Switzerland, in honor of her son Robin Cosgrove, a young investment banker who tragically died in an accident on Mont Blanc in 2004 at the age of 31.

  4. Nicholas Mulama says:

    Can’t wait

  5. Matt says:

    The link goes to a website google flags as “not trusted”

  6. it’s a fantastic one or make us a brilliant one. Good thanks for u give us such and the like best essay on this best question

  7. it’s fantastic competition or make us very brilliant one. Good for give us such and the like question for competable on these

  8. Rishi Pokhriyal says:

    Need transparency and easy way steps for enterpenture from governments end.

    Facilitation to farmars interms of advance technology as well as low interest financial support.

    Financial support to small and middle companies.

    Less compliances but more active and valuable inputs

    Sale of defaulter/ gangestors/ criminals and related to froud persons / intitity property or any type of valuable assets to protect farmers and small and middle entireness.

    Political work is a social work so in pandamic situation need to cut at least 60 to 70 percentage salary as well as all pearls.

  9. sammy says:

    What about the formate, is it simply an essay, or we have to give facts and figure to justify our suggestions like a short research paper or a case study? Can you please help!!!

  10. Abdulmenan shemsu says:

    It is very important and interesting competition to solve the financial problems especially during pandemic.

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