Day 1: Monday, 14 May 2018

Time

Programme

9.15 am – 9.45 am WELCOME REMARKS
Zoubida Allaoua, Director, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice (FCI), The World Bank Group

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 infrastructure green projects. This will be followed by a discussion about the links between Islamic finance and green finance as well as innovative Islamic instruments as green sukuk.

Moderator: Abayomi Alawode, Head of Islamic Finance, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, The World Bank Group

Presenter: Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia

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: TBC

  • Nezha Hayat, President, Moroccan Capital Market Authority
  • Mushtaq Kapasi, Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
  • Farah Imrana Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, Treasury Department, The World Bank Group
12.15 pm – 12.30 pm Green Technology Showcase I
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

  • Mathew Nelson, Global and Asia Pacific Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
  • Rafe Haneef, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad
  • Kristina Alnes, Senior Advisor, CICERO
  • Datuk Dr Daud Bakar, Founder and Chairman, Amanie Group
3.30 pm – 3.45 pm Green Technology Showcase II

Khalid Bhasoon, 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.

  • Case Study 1: Dr Luky Alfirman, Director General Budget Financing and Risk Management, Ministry of Finance Indonesia
  • Case Study 2: Tengku Dato’ Ab Aziz bin Tengku Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer, PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd
  • Case Study 3: Lee Choo Boo, Executive Director and Managing Director, Quantum Solar Park Malaysia
  END OF DAY 1
Day 2: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
9.00 am – 9.30 am SESSION 5: A DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
9.30 am – 9.45 am Green Technology Showcase III
9.45 am – 10.45 am SESSION 6: 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

  • Professor Sayed Azam Ali, Chief Executive Officer, Crops For the Future (CFF)
  • Dato’ Sri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang, Secretary-General, The Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry, Malaysia (KeTTHA)
  • Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)
  • Javier Manzanares, Deputy Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
10.45 am – 11.00 am Tea Break
11.00 am – 12.00 pm

 

 

SESSION 7: ENGAGING THE PRIVATE SECTOR: ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS IN 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

  • Darin Rovere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainability Excellence
  • Alex Ng, Chief Investment Officer, APAC, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Dato’ Wan Kamaruzaman, Chief Executive Officer, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) Retirement Fund
12.00 pm – 1.30 pm SESSION 8: 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 Green Islamic 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, Head of Islamic Finance, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, The World Bank Group

  • New Region on Islamic Green Finance: Alibek Nurbekov, Head of Islamic Finance, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)
  • Green Sukuk: Chris Wai Kit Lee, Chief Executive Officer, RAM Consultancy
  • Green Asset Back Sukuk: Datuk Chung Chee Leong, President/ Chief Executive Officer, Cagamas Berhad
  • Sustainability Equity: Tiffany Grabski, Deputy Coordinator, Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, UNCTAD.
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch
END OF CONFERENCE
  • Programme is subject to change
  • For more information, please contact the Secretariat at [email protected] or call +603 20910664  (Ms Syarifah Hazera); +603 20910603 (Mr Khairul Hisham)