Ethics and Trust in Finance

for a Sustainable Future

The Prize promotes new ways of thinking about the big challenges facing the global economy and finance.

As a worldwide program running since 2006, we work with inspiring minds from across the financial and academic ecosystems to conceive of new models and shape better practices that strengthen the foundations upon which we build our world.

Global reach of the Prize


Jean-Paul Servais

Chair of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)


« the pursuit of ethical conduct in finance is not a mere regulatory obligation but a shared responsibility »


Mairead McGuinness

EU Commissioner for Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union


« This Ethics and Trust in Finance prize has a really compelling narrative – that more ethical finance can help rebuild trust in the sector. »

Angel Gurría

Secretary-General of the OECD


The Secretary General of the OECD congratulated the Prize winners for “their ground-breaking work, their efforts in promoting ethics, responsibility and trust in the world of finance”

François Villeroy de Galhau

Governor of the Banque de France


The Governor stressed in his speech the complementarity of stricter rules AND ethical behaviors, and showed that any attempt to present them as an alternative is deemed to fail.

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director of the IMF


Mrs Lagarde praised the initiative of Ethics in Finance – Robin Cosgrove Prize for its longstanding commitment (10 years) to stimulate young professionals and academics to think in an innovative way about ethics in finance.

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The Prize today is a well recognized and highly respected endeavour. To date, in its global edition, the Prize has awarded 31 distinctions to outstanding authors coming from all continents.

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