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The Islamic approach to bring about comprehensive human development and well-being places equal importance on financial as well as human capital. It recognises the role of philanthropy-driven action which may involve either donation of funds, or volunteering of human efforts and skills, or both. The generic term for such action…


In this short essay, we compare and contrast between available mechanisms in the conventional and Islamic finance space for impact philanthropy and investments with what IBF Confluence (Impact Exchange) provides for. …


Public memory is notoriously short. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) made their appearance in the year 2017. Over the next two years, about 2150 projects raised over $14 billion funds through this mode. The ICO boom petered out towards the end of 2018 when regulators stepped in. The findings of a…


This innovation by IBF Net is motivated by Indonesian media reports about a severe shortage of ambulance services in the city of Jakarta during the hard days of the pandemic. Research by the internal team at IBF Net led to a realization that this may indeed be the case.

Jakarta…


Like Malaysia, Indonesia, and other stops along the sea routes, Islam spread to the coastal regions of the Indian state of Odisha. The Muslims of Odisha who account for just about 2.2% of its total population and who mostly populate its coastal districts have been badly affected by some of…


IBF Net Group that hosts the Islamic Business and Finance Network has been adjudged winner of the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) 2021 in the ‘Best Emerging Islamic FinTech Platform’ category. IBF Net is the world’s oldest online community of researchers and professionals in the field of Islamic business and…


IBF Net and Yayasan Dana Wakaf Indonesia (Foundation for Islamic Endowment Funds Indonesia), popularly known as Green Waqf Indonesia have entered into a landmark agreement under which IBF Net will create a digital portfolio out of green assets like trees planted by the latter on waqf land in Indonesia, convert…


Impact investments in today’s world assume great significance as they come with an explicit intention by the investors to make a positive impact on the society. Conventionally, impact is measured in the context of the UN SDGs. Multiple organisations in the past have taken up the task to measure the…


IBF Net: The Islamic Business and Finance Network is the maiden online community in the field created in the year 1999 for exchange of views among students, researchers, knowledge-seekers and professionals interested in this sunrise discipline.

Two decades later, this Network is being moved to the blockchain with an expansion…


From Carbon-Neutral to Carbon-Negative: read about the unwavering commitment of Algorand to the planet and the climate in part IV of this series - https://ibfnet.blog/2021/04/28/why-i-voted-for-algorand-iv/

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Leveraging Research and Technology for a Halal Ecosystem

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