The list of nominated papers, i.e. those entering the final stage of the competition:
- Blockchain and ethics in Finance – C’est une révolte? Non, Sire, c’est une révolution, Mr Witold Gromala (Poland)
- Ethics as the Frontiers of Finance, Mr Martin Foo (Australia)
- Hardcoding ethics into Fintech: Deactivating to Dark Sides of Digital Finance, Mr Brett Scott (South Africa)
- How the Use of Technology Can Improve Financial Service Provisions for the Underbanked, Mrs Tara Annison (Spain)
- MOOC-Based finance ethics education: A online teaching case study approach, Mr John Francis Diaz (Philippines)
- Paternalism, contactless cards and a capabilities approach to fintech, Mr Babatunde Onabajo (United Kingdom)
- Social Finance and the Commons: New financial ways to contribute to the common good, Mr Camille Meyer (France)
- The Age of the Digital Panopticon: Can the RegTech Effect Truly Curb Market Misconduct in Financial Services, Mrs Charmaine Fernandes (United Kingdom)
- The Ethical Challenge of Systemic Financial Distrust – And what to do about it, Mr Friedemann Bieber and Dr. Juri Viehoff (Germany)
- The financial lethargic system. Ethical Leadership and culture, our legacy to the digital generation, Mrs Bibi Mehtab Rose (Mauritius)
- To Demand Objectivity Is a Pipe Dream, Mr Mariusz Maziarz (Poland)
Monday 31st of July was the final deadline for submitting papers to the 6th “Ethics & Trust in Finance” of the Prize. On that day we have registered about 40 entries from 20 countries and five continents. Once the formal verifications are finished, the Jury will start its work.
The Prize was set up to promote greater awareness of the need for ethics, integrity and trust in the finance sector. Since 2006 the Prize has become a global instrument for encouraging young professionals throughout the world to reflect on the benefits of a more ethical approach to banking and finance. The competition for the Prize has prompted a debate about many different aspects of Ethics in Finance, ranging from the role of compliance offices, the challenges of managing cash ethically, the contribution of micro-finance to economic development, and the way rating systems work, to name but a few.
The Prize aimed to encourage and promote:
- Awareness of the fundamental role of ethics in the world of finance;
- Precise identification of ethical issues in financial activities and institutions, in both the public and private sectors
- Proposals for implementation of initiatives and projects concerning teaching and regulating for ethics in finance.
Candidates are invited to submit written papers that have not been previously published that examine the role of ethics and integrity in finance, especially taking account of the three aspects of the question mentioned above. The papers could be analytical in character or they could be proposals for practical projects. In all cases, they should meet three criteria: intellectual rigour, innovative ideas, and clear conclusions.