Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Virtual Conference 2020

Conference

25
Aug 2020

25 - 26 August 2020

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual Conference

Claimable
10 CPE

MYR 300-400 *Fee is not inclusive of 6% SST

SRI 2020

The Strategic Value of Sustainability Insights into SRI Initiatives in the Malaysian Capital Market

A Must – Attend Conference for Business Leaders & Policy Makers! 

SRI 2020 will focus on capital market business developments relating to the SC Malaysia’s five-year roadmap that comprises five overarching strategies. Known as 5i-Strategy, it includes widening the range of SRI instruments, increasing the SRI investor base, building a strong SRI issuer base, instilling a strong internal governance culture and designing information architecture in the SRI ecosystem.

Featured Speakers

Take a look at some of the top talent in the industry who are speaking at SRI 2020

YAM Tengku Zatashah
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah

Founder/Advocate of #sayno2plastic #NoMoreLitter #BecauseWeCare & #zerofoodwastage Campaigns

Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift

Chief Executive Officer
Bursa Malaysia

Promod Dass

Chief Executive Officer
RAM Sustainability

Surina Shukri

Chief Executive Officer
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Sean Kidney

Chief Executive officer
Climate Bonds Initiative

Dr. Keith Lee

Senior VP
Asia Sustainable Finance
and ESG, WWF

 

Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham

Group Chief Executive Officer
Maybank Global Banking

Monem Salam

Executive Vice President & Director
Saturna Capital

 

OVERVIEW

Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) is an important global agenda to help alleviate real issues affecting society mainly poverty eradication, access to education and healthcare, and climate change. The pandemic has shown that our world faces common challenges and reinforces the idea that global challenges require common, global solutions to save our planet, to build a fairer and more secure world that can ensure prosperity.

It’s the right thing to do and the Malaysian capital market can play a critical role to promote business development ideas and agendas that support green, social and sustainable investments toward stocks and funds that are both profitable and reflective of the strategic values of sustainable development goals (SDG) for all stakeholders.

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this conference is to help business leaders and policy makers recognise the challenges and opportunities posed by unprecedented changes in global market developments and work together in responding to them not just in terms of corporate profits and purpose, but more importantly now how businesses could make a positive long-term impact on the society and the environment.

The programme will focus on capital market business developments relating to the SC Malaysia’s five-year roadmap that comprises five overarching strategies. Known as 5i-Strategy, it includes widening the range of SRI instruments, increasing the SRI investor base, building a strong SRI issuer base, instilling a strong internal governance culture and designing information architecture in the SRI ecosystem.

By the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss SRI initiatives in Malaysian capital market
  • Analyse the differences between SDG, ESG, SRI, and Impact Investing
  • Review the investment styles and what new age investors want
  • Realise the business case for business sustainability goals
  • Differentiate SRI products – SRI Sukuk, green, social and sustainability bonds.
  • Discuss sustainable business practices
  • Anticipate innovative tech supporting the SDG businesses
  • Discuss ideas to accelerate digital adoption in businesses
  • Support the building of digital talent pools for businesses
  • Realise how ESG governance practices impact the bottom line
  • Appraise the role of sustainability ratings and ESG data analytics

METHODOLOGY

The conference will be delivered virtually with live and interactive presentations, talks, conversations and panel discussions.

8.30 am Participants Login
9.00 am OPENING ADDRESS

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar 
Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

9.15 am SPECIAL ADDRESS, CONVERSATION WITH SIDC (TZ & TZ)

LEAD BY EXAMPLE ON SUSTAINABILITY

  • Eco warrior #sayno2plastic #zerofoodwastage #KlothcareFabricRecycling
  • New concerns for 2020 with Covid-19 pandemic #NoMoreLitter #BecauseWeCare
  • Supporting a circular economy

YAM Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah
Founder/Advocate of Campaigns (#sayno2plastic #NoMoreLitter #BecauseWeCare #zerofoodwastage)

YM Tengku Zarina Tengku Chik
CEO, SIDC

9.35 am MAYBANK GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE EQUITY-I FUND LAUNCH
9.40 am SUSTAINABILITY IN ASEAN – SETTING THE BAR HIGH(ER)  

  • Defining Sustainability – What is and isn’t on the sustainability agenda
  • 5i strategy and its importance – SRI framework for Malaysian capital market
  • How do we entrench ESG agendas into the organisation? Where do we start?
  • How does Islamic finance complement SRI investing
  • Can sustainability be the driver of ASEAN integration

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

Panellists:

  1. Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham, Group Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Global Banking
  2. Shahazwan Harris, Chief International Officer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  3. Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Hong Kong
10.40 am EU TAXONOMY ADAPTION TOWARDS SRI TAXONOMY

SPECIAL PRESENTATION (LIVE from UK)

  • EU taxonomy and adaptation toward SRI taxonomy for the capital market
  • How to mobilize capital markets towards sustainability agendas

Presenter:
Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative   

11.00 am Screen Break
11.15 am GOVERNANCE: ASPIRATIONS TO ACTIONS

  • What examples of Board actions that have been done which have transformed sustainability practices in their companies
  • The importance of ‘S’ in ‘ESG’
  • How ESG risks and opportunities affect business, market reputation and the bottom line
  • Setting the tone and board oversight for ESG agendas
  • How businesses can align strategies, manage and measure the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Case study: Addressing climate risk mandates of stakeholders

Moderator:
Dr Nurliza Mydin, Head, Corporate Strategy, Maybank Islamic

Panellists:

  1. Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO, Bursa Malaysia
  2. Dr. Tunku Alina Raja Muhd Alias, Council Member, Climate Governance Malaysia
  3. Rashyid Redza Anwarudin, Head, Group Sustainability, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
  4. Faroze Nadar, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Malaysia

5i – Instilling Strong Internal Governance Culture

12.15 pm CAPITAL MARKETS: BOUNTIFUL OPPORTUNITIES AND POTENTIALS AWAIT THE SRI ISSUER

  • The business case for business sustainability
  • Issuances of innovative SRI-themed Sukuk
  • Green and social impact companies for IPO listing – Opportunities & Challenges
  • Types of ESG-related investment products in post Covid-19
  •  Case Study: Cypark Ref

Moderator:
Fad’l Mohamed, CEO, Maybank Investment Bank

Presenter:

  1. Jack Teoh, Director, Debt Capital Market, Maybank Kim Eng
  2. Dato’ Daud Bin Ahmad, Group Chief Executive Officer, Cypark Resources Berhad

5i – Building a Strong SRI Issuer Base

1.00 pm Close of Day 1
8.30 am Participants Login
8.45 am PROGRAMME RECAP & DEBRIEF
9.00 am TOOLS OF THE TRADE: HOW FINTECH & TECHNOLOGY ASSIST ESG DEVELOPMENT

  • Fintech and wealth-tech’s role in sustainable development goals
  • How can machine learning and AI technologies help detect greenwashing?
  • Harnessing ESG data analytics to balance people, planet and profit(3Ps)

Moderator:
Ami Moris, Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Kim Eng Group

Presenter:
Elain Lockman, Co-Founder and Director, Ata Plus Sdn Bhd

5i – Designing Information Architecture in the SRI Ecosystem

DIGITALISATION AS AN ENABLER OF SUSTAINABILITY

  • Urgency of accelerating digital adoption mindsets in all businesses
  • Building digitally skilled talent pool to drive digitally powered businesses
  • The urgency to reskill and upskill for business sustainability

Presenter:
Surina Shukri, CEO, MDEC

5i – Designing Information Architecture in the SRI Ecosystem

10.00 am THE ALIGNMENT OF SHARIAH AND SUSTAINABLE
INVESTING

  • Sustainability trends in the Global & Regional asset management space
  • How global asset managers integrate Sustainability into their investment process?
  • The relationship between Shariah & Sustainable Investing
  • How can Shariah investment providers adopt the ideas of sustainable investing? What are the benefits?
  • What are the challenges in the Shariah and Sustainable alignment?

Moderator:
Sadiq Currimbhoy, Head of Sustainability, Maybank Kim Eng

Panellists:

  1. Sharifatul Hanizah Said Ali, Executive Director, Islamic Capital Market Development, Securities Commission Malaysia
  2. Dato’ Mohamed Rafique Merican Mohd Wahiduddin Merican, Group Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking, Maybank
  3. Ahmad Najib Nazlan, CEO, Maybank Asset Management
  4. Gavin Marriott, Product Manager, Global and International Equities, Schroders
  5. Duncan Lamont, Head of Research and Analytics, Global Content, Schroders

5i – Widening the Range of SRI Instruments

11.00 am Screen Break
11.15 am DISTINGUISHING FLUFF FROM REAL STUFF

  • Growing the SRI investor base by providing true measures of sustainability commitments
  • Is ESG ranking an accurate representation of an organisation’s commitment to ESG?
  • Asking the right questions to determine an organisation’s ESG commitments
  • Championing transparency: What organisations include in and exclude from their Sustainability report
  • The green swans, evolving investor mandates towards business sustainability

Moderator:
Ibrahim Sani, Lead Business Editor & Executive Producer, Astro Awani

Panellists:

  1. Monem Salam,Executive Vice President & Director, Saturna Capital
  2. Amri Sofian, Chief Corporate and Investment Officer, Danajamin Nasional Berhad

5i – Increasing SRI Investor Base

12.15 pm SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING: FROM ‘NICE-TO-HAVE’ TO ‘MUST HAVE’

  • Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and incorporating Global
  • Reporting Initiative (GRI) in corporate reporting
  • Creating a sense of trust around the importance of engaging ESG ratings during company valuations
  • Profiling of ESG-compliant companies and maximizing corporate ratings post COVID-19
  • Role of financial institutes in promoting SRI
  • How can we standardise Sustainability reporting?
  • How can we convince industry peers to publish consistent reporting standards?

Moderator:
Promod Dass, CEO, RAM Sustainability

Panellists:

  1. Dr. Robyn Leeson, Vice-Chair, Global Sustainability Standards Board
  2. Dr. Keith Lee, Senior VP, Asia Sustainable Finance and ESG, WWF

5i – Instilling Strong Internal Governance Culture

1.00 pm Programme Debrief, Networking & End of Programme
*The SIDC reserves the right to amend the programme as deemed appropriate without prior notice

ICF COMPETENCIES LEVEL 4

Core Competency:
Corporate Governance (Proficiency Level 4)
Foundational (Regulatory):
Capital Market Products (Proficiency Level 4)
Functional (Technical):
Digital Technology Application (Proficiency Level 4)
Behavioural (Organisation Leadership):
Strategic Thinking (Proficiency Level 4)

FEES

INDIVIDUAL 

Directors, Partners of Firms, C-Suites, Corporate Consultants, Key Management, Business owners, Corporate Pension Plans – Trustee, Administrators, Commissioners, Staff. Direct Investors, Directors of Investments, Directors of Manager Selection, Economists, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Emerging Managers, Endowments, Equity Managers, ESG investors, ESG Fund Managers, Fixed Income, Foundations, Fund of Funds, Hedge Funds, High Net Worth Individuals, Impact Investing, Infrastructure Based Fund Managers, Placement Agents, Portfolio Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Real Estate Managers, Registered Investment Advisors, Seed investors, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Accountants, Angel Investors, Attorneys, Blockchain Developers, Broker Dealers.

COMPANIES 

Public Listed Companies (PLCs), Legal Firms, Consultancy Firms, Accounting Firms, Fund Management Companies, Stockbroking Firms, Investment Banks, SMEs. Insurance Companies, International Markets, Investment Banks, Investment Research, Mutual Funds and ETF Funds, Technology Companies, Venture Capitalists, Family Offices, Private Portfolio Companies, Private Debt/Credit, Private Equity, , Public Pension Plans/Plan Sponsors – Trustee, Software Providers. Companies involved in Investor Relations, Sustainability and ESG, CSR, Legal, Company Secretary, Finance, Accounts & Internal Audit, Risk & Insurance, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Branding & Communications, Financial PR, Corporate Brokers, Capital Market Practitioners, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Legal Advisors, Corporate Finance and M&A professionals.

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