Green Sukuk Roundtable Discussion

Bonds & Loans and Capital Markets Malaysia recently conducted a Green Sukuk Roundtable, bringing together a distinguished group of thought leaders from across the world to debate the state and evolution of ESG-linked Sukuk globally and Malaysia’s role in internationalising the sustainable Sukuk market.

Participants included:
  • Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
  • John Arentz, Head of Treasury, Majid Al Futtaim
  • Sayed Al-Gohary, Investor Relations Head, Saudi Electricity Company
  • Nor Masliza Sulaiman, Senior Managing Director & Head Capital Markets, Group Treasury & Markets, CIMB Investment Bank
  • Promod Das, CEO, RAM Sustainability & Deputy Group CEO, RAM Holdings
  • Aamir Rehman, Senior Advisor – Islamic Finance, UNDP
  • Mohd Daud Bakar, Founder, Amanie Advisors
  • Andrew Lim, Head, Regional DCM (ex-Malaysia), Maybank Investment Bank
  • Beroz Mirdin, Chief Executive Officer, Telekosang Hydro
  • Dino Kronfol, Chief Investment Officer, Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Doug Bitcon, Head of Credit Strategies, Rasmala
Broadening the Reach of Sustainable Finance: Can Malaysia Internationalise the Sustainable Sukuk Market?

Sustainable finance has taken on a profoundly more pronounced role in international funding and investment in recent years, a trend that has clearly accelerated in a post-COVID environment characterised by rising social inequality and environmental risks.

Broadening sustainable finance structures to be more inclusive, a key driver behind the Securities Commission Malaysia’s (SC) embrace of Sustainable and Responsible Investment and the development of a thriving local sustainable Islamic finance market, could hold the key to plugging a yawning global sustainable funding gap – estimated to be in the trillions of dollars annually – and bring new pockets of liquidity and borrowers to the table, according to experts who participated in an exclusive roundtable discussion hosted by GFC Media Group and Capital Markets Malaysia.

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