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The EEFAG Centre conducts empirical research on Ethics, Finance, Governance & Accountability by bringing together an experienced team of researchers across disciplines within the University of Durham. The expertise of the Centre is augmented by a group of internationally excellent scholars in the field who are associate members of the centre.

The EEFAG centre builds on the school’s current excellence in the areas of Ethics, Finance, Accountability and Governance. The centre conducts empirical quantitative and qualitative research in these areas by bringing together an experienced team of researchers across Durham University Business School (DUBS) disciplines. The expertise of the centre is complemented by a group of internationally excellent scholars, practitioners who are affiliated as associate members and advisory board members.

The centre encourages interdisciplinary research and collaboration within DUBS and across the university. In addition, EEFAG interacts with other universities, the finance industry, governmental bodies and policymakers. EEFAG’s research on ethical finance, governance and accountability is relevant to central banks, regulators, the accounting & auditing profession and financial markets.

EEFAG has an active events programme. Including conferences, workshops and seminars. EEFAG members contribute to prestigious overseas conferences sponsored by key regulators and policymakers such as Central and Development Banks, United Nations, World Bank, etc. Members of the Centre have attracted external research funding from organisations and research institutes.

EEFAG Strategic Objectives

  1. Conduct and disseminate rigorous and interdisciplinary research in the areas of Ethical Finance, Socially Responsible Investment, Islamic Finance, Banking and Finance Governance and Accountability
  2. Contribute to the development of the Ethical Finance industry
  3. Contribute to the development of societies through impactful research, international collaboration, capacity building, outreach and community engagement

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EEFAG promotes intelligent debate and understanding of ethical finance, faith-based finance, socially responsible investment, governance and accountability.

Professor Omneya Abdelsalam 
Founding Director and Centre Co-Director

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We take a critical approach to studying organisational and societal challenges, engaging in collaborative and inter-disciplinary research that has an impact.

Our Research

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Upcoming events

Research Seminar: Kebin Ma - Warwick

Wednesday 25 May 2022 - Wednesday 25 May 2022
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
This seminar will take place both remotely and in person in MHL 453. 
Virtual conference

First Durham Environmental and Energy Economics International Workshop

Monday 6 June 2022 - Monday 6 June 2022
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Room 452, Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LB

QRFE-Econometrics and Big Data Cluster Workshop on Econometrics

Monday 6 June 2022 - Monday 6 June 2022
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Durham University Business School, MHL405

MIB Seminar - Prof Brian Chabowski (University of Tulsa, USA)

Tuesday 7 June 2022 - Tuesday 7 June 2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 454, Mill Hill Lane, Durham

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If you would like to find out more about the El Shaarani Centre for Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance, please email our team.

El Shaarani Centre for Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance

Durham University Business School

Mill Hill Lane

Durham DH1 3LB

United Kingdom, UK



+44 (0)191 334 5200