The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a United Nations effort to create a common set of development goals in every country from 2015 to 2030. The countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. The success of SDGs involves the engagement of different stakeholders.

Financial institutions are one of these stakeholders. They play vital role in the success of SDGs. The contribution of Islamic Finance institutions depends on both the economic returns of projects and their orientation towards social and environmental issues. Currently, the role of Islamic Finance in achieving the goals set by SDGs is still at an early stage and needs for further discussions.

The Global Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance will be the much-needed platform for such discussions and exchange of ideas on the role of Islamic Finance in contributing towards the SDGs.


  1. To expose students, intellectuals and industrialists issues currently facing Islamic Finance.
  2. To provide a comprehensive understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals
    (SDGs) from the aspect of Islamic Finance.
  3. To explore the role of Islamic Finance in achieving Sustainable
    Development Goals (SDGs)
  4. To establish and set a concrete understanding and solutions for current issues in
    Islamic Finance.
  5. To encourage intellectual norms in society.

Conference Theme

Sustainable Development Goals: Way Forward in Islamic Finance

Key Areas

  1. Financial Stability
  2. Financial Inclusion and Shared Prosperity
  3. Infrastructure Development
  4. Risk Management
  5. Maqasid Shariah
  6. Islamic Financial Engineering
  7. Finntech
  8. Innovation
  9. Value-based banking/Value-based Intermediation (VBI)
  10. Other relevant topics