Bringing Impact to Capital Markets

Park Inn, Justice Mill Lane
Tuesday, 04 June 2019
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Project Heather - Bringing Impact to Capital Markets

Venue: Park Inn, 1 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen, AB11 6EQ

Time: 12:00 to 13:30

If you are interested in attending this event please contact Alan Whittle at

The Insurance Institute of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, is pleased to bring the following CPD seminar to Aberdeen.

Project Heather is hoping to build a Scottish Stock Exchange for the 21st century – for those who believe in purpose as well as profit. We look forward to hearing from Project Heather Founder and CEO, Tomás Carruthers.

This is a chance to learn about this new globally-connected stock exchange, based in Scotland. The new exchange will require issuers to report their social and environmental impact, helping to address key planetary and societal challenges and attract a portion of the $502bn impact investing universe (Global Impact Investor Network 2019 report).

Tomás Carruthers initiated Project Heather, which is building the Scottish Stock Exchange with the aim of launching in the second half of 2019, as a platform to progress the social finance vision he developed whilst CEO of the Social Stock Exchange. Bringing over 25 years’ experience and a reputation as a pioneer in his field, Tomás draws on his previous entrepreneurial successes, including CEO of Interactive Investor. As a recognised thought leader in the Social and Ethical finance sector, Tomás has been a prominent name on the global stage, speaking at over 80 events and chairing multiple working groups with the OECD. Tomás was educated at Newcastle, Edinburgh and Cambridge, where he also helped to start Electronic Share Information, the first website to publish share prices, in 1994. He is married, lives in Edinburgh and enjoys drawing and calligraphy.

We would highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity.

  • Park Inn
  • 1 Justice Mill Lane
  • Aberdeen
  • AB11 6EQ
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 1/2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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