2016 Harvard Islamic Finance Conference

In 2016, HUMA hosted its first Islamic Finance Conference - a member-guided event that leveraged our members' interest and expertise in the field of Islamic Finance.

The 2016 Conference aimed to bring together thought-leaders, practitioners, scholars and students in a critical and productive dialogue to assess the role that Islamic Finance can play in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Conference examined the functions that Islamic finance, with its risk-sharing approach, can perform in achieving the SDGs, while also critically probing the institutional constraints and the product limitations that may challenge the Islamic finance industry in making a meaningful impact.

The conference was sponsored by The Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, MASIC (Mohammed I. Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company), and Wahed Invest. Please see the program below for details on the discussions at this conference.