The winners of the 9th Global Prize « Ethics & Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future » were celebrated at the online Award Ceremony which took place on 28 November 2023 16h-18h (CET).

Mr Jean-Paul Servais (Chair of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Chair of Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA)) opened the Ceremony with a Keynote speech, followed by Mrs Helen Brand (CEO of Association Chartered and Certified Accountants, ACCA).

Mr. Servais underlined the importance of international cooperation because financial markets are interconnected globally and stated that “the pursuit of ethical conduct in finance is not a mere regulatory obligation but a shared responsibility”. Ms Brand talked about “Ethics for a Better World”, insisting on the important fact that “the ethical element is what separates us from the machines.”

These inspiring speeches were followed by an insightful panel discussion on “How to promote ethics in finance among new generations”, moderated by Josina Kamerling (Head of Regulatory Outreach at CFA Institute). Lastly, our three bright winners were announced and received their corresponding rewards, while briefly introducing their papers.


Paul H. Dembinski, Co-President of the Jury & Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva

Keynote speech

Jean-Paul Servais, Chair of the IOSCO Boad

Guest speech

Helen Brand, Chief executive of ACCA

Round Table : How to promote ethics in finance among the new generations?

Moderated by Josina Kamerling, Co-President of the Jury & CFA Institute

  • Eelco Fiole, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Alpha Governance Partners
  • Adam McLean, Group Legal & Compliance Risk Manager, Euroclear
  • Bruno Roche, Economist, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author
  • Marta Rocchi, Assistant Professor in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, DCU Business School

Award Ceremony

Short speeches by the Laureates

Jean-Paul Servais is the Chairman of the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) since October 2022. IOSCO is the membership organization composed of the world’s financial markets regulators involved in the supervision of 95 % of the financial sector at international level. His election was partly in recognition of his efforts and the quality of his work during the six years in which he was already vice-chairman of IOSCO. As IOSCO Chairman, he helped bring about major international breakthroughs in the regulation of crypto currencies and in introducing reporting standards on sustainability.

Helen Brand is chief executive of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, a post she has held since 2008. Helen has built her career within professional bodies and has considerable experience and knowledge of the 181 markets in which ACCA currently operates. She was a founding member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and played a role in its successor organisations. She participates in a number of university advisory boards.