Furthering Gender Equality – Gender Bonds

In 2019, prior to the Covid-19 crisis, the World Bank (2021) estimated global gross domestic product (GDP) to equal almost USD 88 trillion. McKinsey (2015), in its report The Power of Parity, calculated that a scenario whereby women participated in the global economy identically to men could increase annual global GDP...

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Integrating a Gender Lens in Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing has experienced an impressive growth in recent years, reaching USD 30.7 trillion[1] assets under management (AuM) in developed countries alone in 2018. Institutional investors with USD 103.4 trillion[2] AuM are signatories of the Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI), committing to incorporate ESG issues into their investment processes, among other sustainability...

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Financing COVID-19 Stimulus through Sustainable Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to global economy and financial systems around the world. It has brought our way of life to a near halt, transformed the way business operates, and forced us to adapt to a “new normal” Download Brochure

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MSFI Monthly (January 2021)

We are delighted to present our inaugural Malaysian Sustainable Finance Initiative (MSFI) Newsletter. The MSFI was launched on 23 July 2020 by Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Chairman of Capital Markets Malaysia and His Excellency Charles Hay, the British High Commissioner to Malaysia. This initiative is funded by the Capital...

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FC4S welcomes Malaysia as 33rd member

MEDIA RELEASE Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 11 November 2020 Today the UN-convened international Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) welcomed its 33rd member with Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM) based in Kuala Lumpur officially joining the network. As the sixth largest economy in South East Asia and the 39th largest in the...

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Sustainable Finance Landscape in Malaysia

The objective of this document is to provide a high level coverage of key initiatives, policies and measures in the Sustainable Finance space in Malaysia, covering stakeholders in both public and private sector. The information contained in the document is based on publicly available information. Some engagement with stakeholders had...

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Sustainable Finance: A Guide to Raise Finance for Sustainable Projects

In realizing the world’s sustainable development needs, an estimated investment of approximately US$5.0 trillion to US$7.0 trillion per annum from 2015 to 2030 is required. Giving the impacts of COVID-19 and its economic devastation, this gap is likely to magnify as investments continue to dwindle unless both public and private...

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Sustainable Finance: State of Market in Malaysia

The Growth of Sustainable Finance Sustainable finance refers to any form of financial process which supports economic growth and incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations to drive sustainable development outcomes. Over the past few years, sustainable finance, especially green bonds and climate bonds, have been gaining attention as a...

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17 Goals towards Sustainable Development and Transformation

What are the Sustainable Development Goals? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was introduced in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. They recognise ending poverty must go together with strategies that build economic...

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PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Berhad – Green Sukuk

PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Berhad (PNBMV) was set up as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) to undertake the Warisan Merdeka project which comprises a 118-storey iconic tower, retail mall and service apartments. The tower is named Merdeka PNB118, comprising 83-storey office space, a luxury hotel and an...

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