All timing indicated on this programme is based on Kuala Lumpur time (GMT+8)

Day 1


Day 2

9 November

Day 3

10 November

2:30 PM– 2:45 PM

Opening Address

Syed Zaid Albar, Executive Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

2:45 PM– 3:15 PM

Keynote Interview: Malaysia’s Sustainability Agenda

In this keynote interview, Malaysia’s finance minister talks about how the country’s financial sector and government agencies have developed an ecosystem of sustainable finance and investing, and what plans lie ahead in Malaysia’s transition to a low carbon future. The interview will cover the various sustainable investment and climate finance initiatives by Malaysia’s government signalling their commitment to transitioning to a low carbon economy.

His Excellency Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister of Finance, Malaysia

Interviewed by:

Vicky Cheng, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific Bloomberg L.P.

3:15 PM– 4:15 PM

High Level Panel: How Malaysia has Developed an Equity Market that Emphasises Sustainability

Key discussion points:

  • How has Malaysia’s leadership in Islamic finance defined developments in corporate sustainability
  • Positive screening initiative
  • Governance and reporting
  • Bursa Malaysia-i

Mohammad Faiz Azmi, Executive Chairman, PwC Malaysia

  • Abdul Wahid Omar, Chairman, Bursa Malaysia
  • Rohaya Yusof, Chief Investment Officer, Employees Provident Fund
  • Ami Moris, Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Kim Eng

4:15 PM– 4:45 PM

Regulatory Initiatives to Drive Sustainability through Malaysia’s Banking Sector

Fraziali Ismail, Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

2:30 PM– 3:30 PM

Sustainable Capital Market Product Innovation Roundtable

Regulators roundtable with leaders from financial markets, both Islamic and conventional, that have developed innovative regulations and initiatives to drive growth in sustainable finance.


Dr. Aamir Rehman, Senior Advisor on Islamic Finance, UNDP

  • Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin, Executive Director, Market Development, Securities Commission Malaysia
  • Lawrence Paramasivam, Senior Executive Director of the Policy & Legal Division, Abu Dhabi Global Market Financial Services Regulatory Authority
  • Sina Hbous, Head of Sustainable Development & Advisor to the Chairman, Egypt Financial Regulatory Authority

3:30 PM– 4:30 PM

The Transition Revolution

As climate finance continues to evolve transition finance has taken centre stage. The financing of brown to green projects, while affording significant opportunity to mitigate the effects of climate change, has drawn much debate and discussion from subject matter experts on issues such as green washing, consistency, certification, reporting and regulation. This panel delves into the opportunities, potential issues and products of both transition and sustainability-linked finance.


Nik Shahrizal Sulaiman, Partner, Risk Assurance Services, PwC Malaysia

  • Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali, Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development, Securities Commission Malaysia
  • Mushtaq Kapasi, Managing Director, Asia, International Capital Markets Association
  • Sean Kidney, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic Bank

3:00 PM– 3:15 PM

Opening Address

Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia

3:15 PM– 4:45 PM

Roundtable Innovation in Asset Management as a Driver for SRI Growth

Product development and innovation in asset management that have taken into account a focus on environmental and social issues have added breadth and depth to market offerings. This includes Islamic investing which incorporates concepts such as waqf and impact investing, among others, in meeting the demands of faith-based investors seeking ethical investments.

As a result, regulators and industry players have created taxonomies, frameworks, indices and products to support these developments. This roundtable will gather industry leaders to discuss what the future of Islamic asset management will be, as it continues to intersect and add value to the sustainable investment universe. Proposed multi-stakeholder industry group – Consultants, fund managers, institutional investors, standard setters.


Zalina Shamsudin, General Manager, Capital Markets Malaysia

Roundtable Panellists:
  1. Syed Mashafudin Syed Badarudin, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Islamic Asset Management, Malaysia
  2. Ismitz Matthew de Alwis, Chief Executive Officer, Kenanga Investors, Malaysia
  3. Mark Cutis, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Global Market Authority
  4. Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol, Chief Investment Officer, Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income Strategies, Franklin Templeton Investments
  5. Doug Bitcon, Head of Credit Strategies, Rasmala, UAE
  6. Daniel Klier, President, Arabesque Asset Management