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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

Advancing Sustainable Finance in Malaysia – the Year in Review

Feb 25, 2021

The alignment of sustainable finance to the values and principles of Islamic finance and investing has become a globally accepted concept amongst issuers and investors. Recognition of this alignment is at the heart of the Securities Commission Malaysia’s (SC) initiatives in sustainable...

SRI Sukuk And Bond Grant Scheme To Encourage Capital Market Fund...

Jan 22, 2021

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today expanded its Green SRI Sukuk Grant Scheme to encourage more companies to finance green, social and sustainability projects through SRI sukuk and bonds issuance. With this expansion, the grant is now renamed as SRI Sukuk and Bond Grant Scheme and...

Opportunities For Sukuk Exchange-Traded Funds In Malaysian Market

Jan 21, 2021

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are open-ended investment funds traded on an exchange. The ETF consists of baskets of assets such as stocks, bonds and commodities, and tracks or replicates the performance of an index with similar underlying assets. At the time of writing, there are 19 ETFs listed on...

Green Sukuk Roundtable Discussion

Dec 01, 2020

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...

Malaysia Bond and Sukuk : Quarterly Report 3Q2020

Nov 23, 2020

As economy reopened since May after three-month of movement restriction, the 3Q20 GDP improved with smaller contraction by 2.7% compared to 2Q20 with 17.2% contraction. The unemployment rate also improved from 4.9% in June to 4.6% in September. Overall MGS and GII declined in September due to...

The Revolution of Trading and Brokerage with Islamic Finance

Nov 17, 2020

The use of Islamic finance in the trading of financial instruments has been a very hot debate for years by Shariah scholars. According to Islamic finance principles, money itself cannot be used to generate profit which means those involved in Islamic finance cannot lend or earn money primarily to...

Malaysia’s Domestic Bond Market : A Success Story

Oct 16, 2020

Many emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) face challenges in developing a vibrant domestic bond market. Only a few have developed such markets to a level of full maturity as Malaysia has. Although the overall size of most domestic corporate bond markets in EMDEs (in terms of...

Developing a National Green Taxonomy : A World Bank Guide

Oct 16, 2020

In recent decades, the challenges of a rapidly warming planet and other aspects of environmental degradation have motivated a call for all actors in society, including the financial sector, to take responsibility for environmental sustainability. The funding will have to come from both the public...

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Announcements

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...

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

Jan 05, 2021

As Facility Agent of the above ASEAN Green SRI Sukuk Wakalah, we hereby notify on behalf of the Issuer that the Periodic Distribution for the following stock code will be due and payable on 18 January 2021. Stock Code: 1) VE200126 2) VF200127 3) VG200128 4) VH200129 5) VI200130 6...

SEGI ASTANA SDN BHD - RM415.0M MTN FACILITY...

Dec 31, 2020

As Facility Agent, we hereby notify the following is due and payable on 8 January 2021: i) Principal Redemption & Interest Payment for the stock code UG180004; and ii) Semi-Annual Interest Payment (from 8 July 2019 to 8 January 2021, 184 days)for the following stock codes: 1. UH180005...

SEGI ASTANA SDN BHD - RM415.0M MTN FACILITY...

Dec 31, 2020

As Facility Agent, we hereby notify the following is due and payable on 8 January 2021: i) Principal Redemption & Interest Payment for the stock code UG180004; and ii) Semi-Annual Interest Payment (from 8 July 2019 to 8 January 2021, 184 days)for the following stock codes: 1. UH180005...

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Listings

 
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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