Securities Commission (SC)

World Bank sees massive potential in #green #sukuk

The #Malaysian company Tadau Energy became the first entity in the world to issue a green sukuk. Called Green SRI Sukuk Tadau, the RM250 million Sustainable Responsible Investment (SRI) syariah-compliant bond holds a tenure of up to 16 years. RAM Rating Services assigned it a long-term rating of "AA3". The framework underlying the green sukuk’s debut is the result of a collaboration between Bank Negara Malaysia, the Securities Commission (SC) and the World Bank. World Bank country manager Faris Hadad-Zervos called the issuance of the green sukuk a historic event, not just for Malaysia but for the whole world. Faris stressed the creation of the framework was key in making the world’s first SRI sukuk a reality. World Bank financial specialist Jose De Luna Martinez said the Tadau sukuk would potentially lead Malaysia to be a green sukuk hub of the Asean region.

Islamic capital market can support financing needs

The #Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) released its SC 2016 Annual Report. The report states that the Malaysian capital market remains resilient and sustainable, growing in an orderly trajectory, attracting sound investor interest. According to SC chairman Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, the outlook for the Malaysian capital market in 2017 is positive. The SC is in capacity-boosting mode armed with several initiatives. These include launching the new Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance, the approval of RM5.95 million by the nascent Capital Market Development Fund aimed at encouraging new entrants into the industry, and the establishment of an Institute for Capital Market Research in 2017. This complements the initiatives by the SC in 2015 and last year, including the introduction of the first Equity Crowdfunding Framework in the region and a peer-to-peer financing framework.

ICM Bulleting: Green Financing with Sustainable Growth – How Islamic Capital Market Can Play a Pivotal Role

The Securities Commission Malaysia’s (SC) Capital Market Masterplan 2 (CMP2) identifies the promotion of socially responsible financing and investment as a key thrust. It enables financial innovation to be harnessed to create market-based solutions and mobilises investments for projects that promote sustainable and inclusive development such as alternative energy sources or clean technology. Among the products identified in CMP2 are green bonds, green funds as well asl longer-term opportunities for trading of environmental products such as carbon credits or weather derivatives. These products have led to many potential areas in green financing.

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SC: Total sukuk issuance at RM219.4bil

During the first eight months of this year, total sukuk issuance in Malaysia reached RM219.4bil compared with RM120.7bil during the same period in 2011. In 2012, the Islamic capital market showed encouraging performance. Moreover, the sukuk area was able to register a record in total issuance value. The Islamic equity segment was bolstered thanks to Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd and IHH Healthcare Bhd. The growth tendency of the Islamic capital market is true not only for Malaysia but worldwide as well.

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