Will Islamic Finance Build Social Capital?

IN the past year the landscape for Islamic finance has rapidly changed thanks to the disruption brought in by FinTech. With shariah-compliant cryptocurrency[i], robo-advisory services, crowdfunding investments and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms[ii]  and rising acceptance and use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things(IoT) that people are getting used to the Islamic […]

Strategy is as good as its execution

In developing an effective strategy—one that clearly depicts positive impact to society—having a growth mind-set is a key element that is critical in creating a positive attitude. To ensure this leaders need to have a high level of emotional intelligence using which they are able to understand different perspectives of the issues and are able […]

What Now, Islamic Finance

In a world reeling from all sorts of crises the global Islamic finance industry is growing. Growth is knocking at the door of Islamic finance. Start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses in the Islamic economy industry verticals are increasingly demanding for innovative financing. Emerging country economies are showing a growing interest in the Islamic finance framework primarily […]

Time for change in Islamic finance

Reading the article Why are we seeing so many corporate scandals?   By Prof. Dr. Amit S. Mukherjee  I liked the questions that Prof. Amit raises. The queries resonated with the planner in me and I found them to be interesting. I say interesting because, whilst the erosion of trust has impacted quite heavily on the […]

Are organizations really focused on learning and developing the talent pool that they have?

For any organization the competitive edge, in today’s business environment, comes down to the culture and the strategy it has. Culture is developed through the employees or talents an organization has and not through its products or services. In the educational sector one would assume that this aspect of organizational development would be a given […]