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Seven Pillars Institute (SPI) is an independent think tank for research, education, and promotion of financial ethics. We are affiliated with the University of London – Queen Mary College.
Aristotle believed ethics education starts from early childhood. SPI provides resources and teaching aids on ethics in finance for academics and students.
SPI educates professionals about the theory and application of financial ethics. We provide an ethics edge when it comes to spotting ethical issues, problem-solving and decision making.
& Influence Ethical Progress on a Systemic Level
All levels of government should instill and apply ethics when engaging in financial activities. SPI offers ongoing education and professional speaking engagements.
Ethics in Finance is Good
Support Our Continuity & Mission
Our mission is to promote and enhance the practice of ethics in finance, our quest, to make ethics an integral part of finance theory. Our research and educational resources are free to all users. SPI serves as the space for new ideas. Help us achieve our mission and quest with your financial support.
Industry leading resources are free to access with the support of our generous donors.
Rigorous analyses of diverse ethics cases.
The history and basics of ethics.
Video Ethics Training
Our video series for financial ethics training.
Moral Cents is the only financial ethics journal publishing articles in the field.
Textbooks and book chapters authored by SPI’s President, Dr. Kara Tan Bhala.
A comprehensive finance and ethics dictionary for all users.
Dr. Kara Tan Bhala has over 23 years of experience on the sell side and buy side of the finance industry, and years of training in moral philosophy. She has given speeches and lectures on financial ethics at universities, government institutions, and NGOs around the world.
Stock Exchange of Malaysia
Monday, February 6th.
Keynote – Women in International Business
International Trade Council of Kansas City
Wednesday, March 8th
Financial Ethics in the Age of Trump
University of Auckland School of Law
Tuesday, June 6th
The Global Business Ethics Symposium
June 15th, 2017
The Transparency Symposium
September 28th, 2017
International Investment Management
Read the new and original book lead-authored by Seven Pillars Institute’s President, Dr. Kara Tan Bhala. The book synthesizes three theories of finance and gives a lucid explanation of ethics and its real-world application in investment management.
The Business of Ethics
Dr. Kara Tan Bhala, President of Seven Pillars Institute, contributed a chapter to this handy, engaging and readily accessible volume. Contributors to the book span the academy, financial services, and industry. They include Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank and originator of social business and microcredit, Charles Hamden-Turner the creator of Dilemma Theory and Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer of L’Oreal.
Collaboration with Queen Mary University of London
Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London have a collaborative affiliation in their work on ethics, law, and regulation in finance. The goal of the collaboration is to foster a dialogue on important ethical policy issues affecting the financial services industry.
The Prospect Think Tank Awards 2016 shortlisted and cited the research of Seven Pillars Institute (SPI) on climate change mitigation, praising its “deft work on eco-tourism”. The Awards are an annual recognition of the influential work carried out by think tanks across the globe.