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Overview

The world is changing across all fronts, necessitating transformational thinking and attitudes to adapt and then to grow. The same transformation is happening around us in the capital market, with more and more issuers and investors are seeking to make an impact with their investments, by exploring Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI).

Today, SRI have transformed from niche products into mainstream capital market offerings, as more discerning investors shift towards climate friendly activities, to minimise their impact on the planet. In fact, the capital market plays a critical role in providing funding to drive SRI.

In realising the world’s sustainable development needs, a significant amount of funding is required. Based on estimates by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world would need total investment of between US$5.0 trillion and US$7.0 trillion (RM17.5 trillion and RM24.5 trillion) per annum until 2030.

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Articles & Tutorials

Driving Sustainable Finance Post COVID-19

Jun 15, 2021

In the past decade, capital markets have shown a surge in sustainability related financing and this is growing in terms of the variety of assets and investor base. There are many modalities of sustainable financing with many seeing impact investing, sustainability themed, ESG (environment, social...

Can investors build an ESG fixed income portfolio without...

May 03, 2021

Saving the world should not come at the expense of investment returns.

ESG – Latest developments in a rapidly growing investment theme

May 03, 2021

The inauguration of President Biden has once again thrust climate change into the spotlight, and with it, a renewed emphasis on ESG investing. With the rapidly changing ESG landscape, we look at some trends that have emerged.

Strong demand for Malaysia’s international sukuk shows investor...

May 04, 2021

Strong demand for Malaysia’s sovereign international sustainability sukuk shows investor interest in sustainability finance and a credit positive to the government, said Moody’s Investors Service.

Malaysia Bond and Sukuk: Quarterly Report 1Q2021

Apr 27, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 started with a bloodbath in the markets. Bond yields in US Treasuries, Malaysia govvies and corporates substantially increase, indicating a major decline in prices across tenures. A reflation happened in the US with the progress of vaccination and positive economic data....

Malaysia issues $800 mln U.S. dollar sustainability sukuk, world's...

Apr 23, 2021

Malaysia has issued $800 million worth of 10-year trust certificates, billed as the world's first sovereign U.S. dollar sustainability sukuk as the proceeds will be used exclusively for green projects, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable...

Apr 19, 2021

Investment in the capital market has evolved into a theme that is not only looking into the financial return but also positive environmental and societal impacts from the investment. There is a growing awareness that the effects of environmental damages and socio-economic instability will...

Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Malaysia 2020 Report

Apr 15, 2021

This report highlights green infrastructure investment opportunities in Malaysia. It has been prepared to help meet the growing demand for green investment opportunities and to support the country’s transition to a low carbon economy. It aims to facilitate greater engagement on this topic...

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Announcements

HEKTAR GREEN SDN BHD ("ISSUER")

Jun 02, 2021

On behalf of the Issuer, we hereby notify that the Issuer has requested for a buy-back of stock code UE200266 amounting to RM8,000,000.00 in nominal value ("Purchased MTN"), which will take place on 4 June 2021. Pursuant to the Clause 8.2 of the Trust Deed dated 13 October 2017 in respect of...

SINAR KAMIRI SDN BHD

May 18, 2021

MARC has affirmed its AA-IS rating on Sinar Kamiri Sdn Bhd's (Sinar Kamiri) RM245.0 million Green Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk Wakalah. The rating outlook is stable. Sinar Kamiri is a special purpose project company that owns and operates a 49.0MWac solar power plant in...

RENIKOLA SOLAR SDN BHD

May 10, 2021

RAM Ratings has assigned a final AA3/Stable rating to reNIKOLA Solar Sdn Bhd's (reNIKOLA Solar) RM390 mil ASEAN Green SRI Sukuk Programme (2021/2038). In doing so, we have reviewed all the relevant transaction documents and assumptions applied. We find them to be in line with our expectations...

QUANTUM SOLAR PARK (SEMENANJUNG) SDN BHD

Mar 05, 2021

MARC has upgraded Quantum Solar Park (Semenanjung) Sdn Bhd's (QSP Semenanjung) RM1.0 billion Green Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk rating to AA-IS from A+IS. The rating agency has concurrently revised the rating outlook to stable from positive. The upgrade incorporates the...

PETROLEUM SARAWAK BERHAD

Feb 01, 2021

RAM Ratings has assigned corporate credit ratings (CCR) of AAA/Stable/P1 to Sarawak-state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (PETROS or the Group). Concurrently, we have assigned a AAA/Stable rating to the proposed Multi-Currency Islamic Medium-Term Notes of up to RM15 billion (2021/2051) to be...

PETROLEUM SARAWAK BERHAD

Jan 29, 2021

RAM Ratings has assigned corporate credit ratings (CCR) of AAA/Stable/P1 to Sarawak-state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (PETROS or the Group). Concurrently, we have assigned a AAA/Stable rating to the proposed Multi-Currency Islamic Medium-Term Notes of up to RM15 billion (2021/2051) to be...

SINAR KAMIRI SDN BHD - RM245.0 MILLION GREEN...

Jan 20, 2021

As Facility Agent we hereby notify that the redemption of Stock Code VG180050 and the semi-annual interest payment for the following stocks in respect of the above facility will be due and payable on 29 January 2021:- 1. VG180050 2. VH180051 3. VI180052 4. VJ180053 5. VK180054 6...

SINAR KAMIRI SDN BHD - RM245.0 MILLION GREEN...

Jan 20, 2021

As Facility Agent we hereby notify that the redemption of Stock Code VG180050 and the semi-annual interest payment for the following stocks in respect of the above facility will be due and payable on 29 January 2021:- 1. VG180050 2. VH180051 3. VI180052 4. VJ180053 5. VK180054 6...

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Listings

 
reNIKOLA Solar Sdn Bhd 1366812M

reNIKOLA Solar Sdn Bhd 1366812M

Issuance Date - 11 May 2021

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Solar Management (Seremban) Sdn Bhd 1022517K

Solar Management (Seremban) Sdn Bhd 1022517K

Issuance Date - 21 Oct 2020

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Ihsan Sukuk Berhad 1117716P

Ihsan Sukuk Berhad 1117716P

Issuance Date - 18 Jun 2015

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Tadau Energy Sdn Bhd 1148988K

Tadau Energy Sdn Bhd 1148988K

Issuance Date - 27 Jul 2017

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Quantum Solar Park (Semenanjung) Sdn Bhd 1200950D

Quantum Solar Park (Semenanjung) Sdn Bhd 1200950D

Issuance Date - 6 Oct 2017

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PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Bhd 517991A

PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn. Bhd 517991A

Issuance Date - 29 Dec 2017

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Segi Astana Sdn Bhd 916663H

Segi Astana Sdn Bhd 916663H

Issuance Date - 8 Jan 2018

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Sinar Kamiri Sdn Bhd  851378X

Sinar Kamiri Sdn Bhd 851378X

Issuance Date - 30 Jan 2018

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UiTM Solar Power Sdn Bhd  1211613P

UiTM Solar Power Sdn Bhd 1211613P

Issuance Date - 27 Apr 2018

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HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad 807705X

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad 807705X

Issuance Date - 2 Oct 2019

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Pasukhas Green Assets Sdn Bhd 1293491H

Pasukhas Green Assets Sdn Bhd 1293491H

Issuance Date - 28 Feb 2019

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Telekosang Hydro One Sdn Bhd 1242773K

Telekosang Hydro One Sdn Bhd 1242773K

Issuance Date - 6 Aug 2019

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Cypark Ref Sdn Berhad 1287000T

Cypark Ref Sdn Berhad 1287000T

Issuance Date - 11 Oct 2019

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Edra Solar Sdn Berhad 1057995U

Edra Solar Sdn Berhad 1057995U

Issuance Date - 11 Oct 2019

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Leader Energy Sdn Bhd 1234122X

Leader Energy Sdn Bhd 1234122X

Issuance Date - 16 July 2020

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Resources – Publications, Guidelines and Framework

Report Name Date
Guidelines On Unlisted Capital Market Products Under The Lodge And Launch Framework November 2020 Download
Guidelines On Issuance Of Corporate Bonds And Sukuk To Retail Investors November 2019 Download
Sustainable And Responsible Investment Sukuk Framework (An Overview) November 2019 Download
ASEAN Green Bond Standards 2018 October 2018 Download
ASEAN Social Bond Standards 2018 October 2018 Download
ASEAN Sustainability Bond Standards 2018 October 2018 Download

Available Incentives for SRI issuances in Malaysia

Several incentives are provided to encourage the issuances of SRI sukuk in the market. These include the income tax deduction on the issuance costs of SRI sukuk which was first provided from the year of assessment (YA) 2016 to YA 2020, and has now been extended for three years from YA 2021 to YA 2023.

 

A Green SRI Sukuk Grant Scheme was also established to incentivise issuers by offsetting up to 90% of external review costs incurred in the issuance of green SRI sukuk. For more information on the application for the Green SRI Sukuk Grant Scheme, please refer to here

 

Additional Resources

For Issuance Of Corporate Bonds And Sukuk To Retail Investors

For Issuance Of Corporate Bonds And Sukuk To Retail Investors

For Issuance Of Corporate Bonds And Sukuk To Wholesale Investors

For Issuance Of Corporate Bonds And Sukuk To Wholesale Investors

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