Green Financing Forum – a nexus to spur green growth

The 6th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) will feature the much anticipated Green Financing Forum themed, “Unleashing Public and Private Finance for Growth”, bringing together a stellar line-up of speakers including thought leaders from the World Bank, UK Green Investment Bank, Connecticut Green Bank and Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

Speaking about the event, GreenTech Malaysia’s Chairman, Tan Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui said, “The outlook for Malaysia’s green technology sector is very promising with demand for green investments projected to soar to RM76.2 billion by 2030. As such, the Green Financing Forum is very timely as it will ensure that Malaysia is able to learn from the best, enhance our green financing models and catapult the green industry to its next phase of growth.”

“Through the Green Financing Forum, we have brought together key international and local financial experts who will be sharing the challenges, opportunities and current developments in the global green financing market to effectively shorten our learning curve and build the necessary momentum to match Malaysia’s demand for green financing,” he added.

Green Financing Forum will feature two key panel discussions:

Promoting Policies and Financial Instruments that could Encourage the Flow of Private Funding In Green Growth Sector while Reducing the Dependence on Public Funding
Panelists: Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, World Bank and Gavin Templeton, Head of Sustainable Finance, UK Green Investment Bank
Moderator: Ir. Ahmad Hadri Haris, Chief Executive Officer, GreenTech Malaysia

Socially Responsible Investment and Upholding Shariah in Financing the Green Sector
Panelist: Michael Bennett, Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance, World Bank and Dr. Aznan Hasan, Associate Professor, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin, Executive Director, International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance

The Forum will also feature a line-up of internationally renowned speakers who will explore a broad range of related topics including:

Leveraging on Private Sector Capital for Creation of Long-term Sustainable Funding for Green Projects
Bert Hunter, EVP & Chief Investment Officer, Connecticut Green Bank

Building a Green & Resilient Finance Industry
Ruben Rojas, Deputy Executive Director, California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)

Financing and Investing for a Sustainable Future
Oliver Yates, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Sharing further insights on the Forum, Ir. Ahmad Hadri Haris, Chief Executive Officer, GreenTech Malaysia said, “We are confident that the wealth of experience being shared during the Forum by some of the world’s leading green financial institutions, will prove to be highly informative and insightful to our delegates.”

“The Forum will also address the crucial role of investing in developing local talent and expertise to make Malaysia’s green financing a successful model for other countries to emulate,” he added.

IGEM, the region’s largest green technology business and innovation platform, is organised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), co-organised by GreenTech Malaysia and backed by strategic partners, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority and Malaysian Exhibition Services.

Since the first IGEM in 2010, the event has generated over RM6 billion in green business leads and is expected to further generate RM1.2 billion this year, spurring the growth of the green technology sector within Malaysia and further afield through cross-country promotion and dialogues.

For more information on the Green Financing Forum and IGEM 2015, please visit www.igem.my.

About the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water

The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (MEGTW) (Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air – KeTTHA) was established on 9 April 2009. KeTTHA is responsible for formulating policies, establishing legal frameworks and regulating development project in the Energy, Green Technology and Water sectors which are under the purview of the Ministry.

About GreenTech Malaysia

Malaysian Green Technology Corporation or GreenTech Malaysia is an organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia (KeTTHA), charged in the development and promotion of green technology as a strategic engine for socio-economic growth in Malaysia.

About IBFIM

IBFIM commenced operations in 2001 as an industry-owned institute dedicated to producing well-trained, high competence personnel and executives with the required talent in the Islamic finance industry. IBFIM currently offers Talent Development programmes, a Knowledge Management Centre, Business Advisory & Development services and Shariah Advisory and Audit consultancy.


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