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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

Securities Commission's Capital Market Masterplan 3 (CMP3)

Sep 21, 2021

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today launched the third Capital Market Masterplan (CMP3), which will serve as a strategic framework for the growth of Malaysia’s capital market over the next five years.

What If We Allowed Retail Investors to Directly Invest in Malaysia...

Aug 24, 2021

Sukuk Prihatin, the Malaysia’s first digital sukuk received an overwhelming response from public investors with the demand hit RM 666 million. The sukuk was first opened for issuance size of RM 500 million and a profit rate of 2% with a maturity period of two years. Investors can directly...

Islamic Bonds Come Under Microscope After Garuda Indonesia Default

Aug 19, 2021

Rating agency highlights legal uncertainty as issuance reaches new high

How To Increase Your Bond and Sukuk Issuance Rating With Danajamin:...

Jul 08, 2021

In Malaysian capital market, the bond market represents RM1.6 trillion of the total value outstanding. Bond market is one of the options for companies to raise capital to fund their businesses. Nevertheless, not all companies have a strong credit profile to attract demand from investors to invest...

DBS Launches Digital Bond Issuance Platform

Jun 23, 2021

DBS Bank has launched a fully digital and automated fixed income execution (FIX) platform where issuers can directly connect with investors without the involvement of a bank. This is the first such platform in Asia amid digital transformation of the capital markets, the bank said yesterday...

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.

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Announcements

PENGURUSAN AIR SELANGOR SDN BHD

Sep 13, 2021

RAM Ratings has reaffirmed the respective long and short-term AAA/Stable and P1 ratings of Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd's (Air Selangor or the Company) Islamic Medium-Term Notes Programme of up to RM10 bil in nominal value and Islamic Commercial Papers Programme of up to RM10 bil in nominal...

UITM SOLAR POWER DUA SDN BHD

Sep 09, 2021

MARC has affirmed its AA-IS rating on UiTM Solar Power Dua Sdn Bhd's (UiTM Solar 2) outstanding Green Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk of RM100.0 million. The rating outlook is stable. UiTM Solar 2 owns a 25MWac solar photovoltaic plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor, which was...

UITM SOLAR POWER SDN BHD

Aug 26, 2021

MARC has affirmed its AA-IS rating on UiTM Solar Power Sdn Bhd's (UiTM Solar) outstanding Green Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk of RM202.3 million. The rating outlook is stable. UiTM Solar owns a 50MWac solar photovoltaic plant in Gambang, Pahang which was developed under a...

TADAU ENERGY SDN BHD

Aug 18, 2021

RAM Ratings has reaffirmed the AA3/Stable rating of Tadau Energy Sdn Bhd's (Tadau or the Company) RM250 mil SRI Sukuk Programme (2017/2033). The rating reflects the robust operational performance of Tadau's 50 MWac solar photovoltaic (PV) plants (the Plants) in Kudat, Sabah. Comprising Unit 1...

SOLAR MANAGEMENT (SEREMBAN) SDN BHD

Jul 28, 2021

RAM Ratings has reaffirmed the AA3/Stable rating of Solar Management (Seremban) Sdn Bhd's (SMS or the Company) RM260 mil ASEAN Green SRI Sukuk (2020/2038) (the Sukuk). The rating is premised on better than expected energy output from the Company's 50MWac solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Rembau...

RENIKOLA SOLAR SDN BHD (''RENIKOLA'' OR THE...

Jul 14, 2021

We as the Facility Agent, wish to inform that Malaysian Trustees Berhad, the Trustee of the reNIKOLA ASEAN Green SRI Sukuk Programme, had on 12 July 2021 sought the consent from the Sukukholders for proposed revision of the principal terms and conditions as set out in the Extraordinary...

LEADER ENERGY SDN. BHD. (''ISSUER'')

Jul 09, 2021

As Facility Agent of the above ASEAN Green SRI Sukuk Wakalah, we hereby notify on behalf of the Issuer that the Principal Redemption and Periodic Distribution for the following stock codes will be due and payable on 16 July 2021. (A) Principal Redemption Stock Code: 1) VE200126 (B...

IHSAN SUKUK BERHAD

Jun 30, 2021

To the holders of the RM100.0 million 4.60% p.a. Sukuk Ihsan issued by Ihsan Sukuk Berhad (the ''Issuer'') pursuant to the Islamic medium term notes programme of RM1.0 billion in nominal value under the Islamic principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar and/or such other Islamic principles, with...

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Listings

 
reNIKOLA Solar Sdn Bhd 1366812M

reNIKOLA Solar Sdn Bhd 1366812M

Issuance Date - 11 May 2021

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UiTM Solar Power Dua Sdn Bhd 650095W

UiTM Solar Power Dua Sdn Bhd 650095W

Issuance Date - 5 March 2021

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Cagamas Bhd

Cagamas Bhd

Issuance Date - 26 October 2020

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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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