Day 1: 14 May 2018

Time

Programme

8.15 am – 9.00 am REGISTRATION
9.15 am – 9.45 am WELCOME REMARKS
Richard Record, Lead Economist and Acting Country Manager for Malaysia, The World Bank

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

9.45 am – 10.30 am SESSION 1: OVERVIEW OF ISLAMIC GREEN FINANCE DEVELOPMENT

The session will set the stage by providing an overview of green finance instruments currently in use around the world (e.g. green funds, bonds and equities), the global trend of green bond markets and demand for large green infrastructure projects. This will be followed by a discussion about the links between Islamic finance and green finance as well as innovative Islamic instruments such as green sukuk.

Presentation by Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia

Conversation between Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia and Abayomi Alawode, Lead Financial Sector Specialist & Head of Islamic Finance, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, The World Bank Group

10.30 am – 10.45 am Tea Break
10.45 am – 12.15 pm SESSION 2: TOWARDS AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR ISLAMIC GREEN FINANCE: DEVELOPING GUIDELINES & STANDARDS

This session will focus on the enabling environment for Islamic green finance, including the role of international institutions and regulatory authorities in establishing the required ecosystem, particularly on the guidelines/ framework for issuing green project financing. This session will also discuss how international institutions can build a platform for cooperation between players involved in green financing.

Moderator: Kamarudin Hashim, Executive Director, Securities Commission Malaysia

12.15 pm – 12.30 pm Green Technology Showcase I

Eko Yuliantoro, Chief Financial Officer, PERUMNAS
Indonesian climate-friendly affordable housing project.

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm – 3.30 pm SESSION 3: DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL GREEN SUKUK PROGRAM: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

This session will assess the current state of the green sukuk market (sovereign and corporate), the potential for growth and the challenges that need to be addressed in order to fulfil its potential. Second opinion providers play a significant role in preserving the credibility of this asset class. The speakers will review the current practice in assessing the ‘greenness’ of the project and to discuss the need for creating greater awareness on convergence of Shariah and green principles.

Moderator: Farah Imrana Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, Treasury Department, The World Bank Group

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm Green Technology Showcase II

Khalid Bahsoon, Managing Director, CENVIRO
Cenviro stands for ‘Clean Environment’ is the flagship of Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s investment in sustainable development. As the leader in Green Revolution, Cenviro owns and operates Malaysia’s first integrated Waste Management Centre. It also involved in integrated solid waste management and also extends its operations in electronic waste management.

3.45 pm – 4.00 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm – 5.15 pm SESSION 4: CASE STUDIES ON GREEN SUKUK

This session will present several case studies on how sukuk has been used to support certified green projects. It will highlight key aspects, facilitating factors, challenges faced and solutions provided and the experiences in using sukuk.

Moderator: Dr Sherif Ayoub, CFA, CPA, Senior Advisor, Office of the Vice President – Finance and CFO, Islamic Development Bank Group

END OF DAY 1
Day 2: 15 May 2018
8.15 am – 9.00 am REGISTRATION
9.15 am – 10.15 am SESSION 5: ACCELERATING GROWTH IN THE GREEN SECTOR: POLICY AND INCENTIVES FOR GREEN PROJECTS

This session will focus on initiatives to support green projects at a national level. Speakers across the globe will share approaches and experiences in the design and use of different policies and incentives.

Moderator: Eugene Wong, Managing Director, Securities Commission Malaysia

10.15 am – 10.30 am Green Technology Showcase III

Ernest Navaratnam, Group Chief Executive Officer, Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd
Cenergi SEA develops and invests in clean energy projects, with particular focus on biogas, biomass, solar PV, mini hydro and energy efficiency projects in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is one of the largest grid-connected palm oil mill effluent biogas players in the country.

10.30 am – 10.45 am Tea Break
10.45 am – 11.45 am

 

 

SESSION 6: ENGAGING THE PRIVATE SECTOR: ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS IN ISLAMIC GREEN FINANCE

A panel comprising representatives of pension funds and sovereign wealth funds will discuss how these entities can support the growth and development of green finance.

Moderator: Martijn Gert Jan Regelink, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Climate & Risk Management, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, The World Bank Group

11.45 am – 1.05 pm SESSION 7: PROSPECTS FOR ISLAMIC GREEN FINANCE

This session will review the development and prospects for Islamic green finance. Experts will share their perspectives on existing and potential products and platforms that could apply Islamic green finance, creating new opportunities to this asset class.

A) Presentation by INCEIF on Overview of Islamic Green Financial Assets

Presenter: Associate Prof Dr Mohamed Eskandar Shah Mohd Rasid, Dean of School of Graduate Studies, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)

B) Panel Discussion

Moderator: Abayomi Alawode, Lead Financial Sector Specialist & Head of Islamic Finance, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, The World Bank Group

1.05 pm – 1.15 pm CLOSING REMARKS
Richard Record, Lead Economist and Acting Country Manager for Malaysia, The World Bank
1.15 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
END OF CONFERENCE
  • Programme is subject to change
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