An Introduction – What is Sustainable Finance?

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An Introduction – What is Sustainable Finance?


11 Aug 2020 @ 10:00 am (+8 GMT)

AICB is excited to introduce the Sustainable Finance Series — a new collaboration under its Empowering Bankers Webinar Series banner with the World Bank Group and the Islamic Banking & Finance Institute Malaysia. These monthly sessions will focus on key issues concerning responsible and green finance as we build a sustainable future in the digital age. We begin the first instalment of the series with:

“An Introduction – What is Sustainable Finance?”

The aim of this webinar is to initiate discourse on the importance of environmental considerations in the banking and finance industry.

Discover the fundamentals of sustainable finance and how developing systems that are conducive to climate change mitigation and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will further encourage environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Leading local and international experts, technology practitioners, market actors and policymakers will share their experiences of integrating ESG criteria into their investment and business processes. There is no better time for the industry to strengthen its commitment to green banking than now, especially with the rise of digital disruption and climate change acceleration.

As an AICB member, you are entitled to register for this webinar with our compliments. To register and secure your participation, please click on the button below.

Speaker's Profile

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Lavanya Rama Iyer

Head of Policy and Climate Change

WWF Malaysia

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Lavanya Rama Iyer

Head of Policy and Climate Change

WWF Malaysia

Lavanya joined WWF-Malaysia in 2013. She represents WWF-MY on various national- and international-level engagements on climate change, biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was part of the WWF Network Leadership team on Climate and Energy, and has also attended UN SDG meetings in New York and Bangkok, and more recently, the UN Biological Diversity Convention in Rome as part of the WWF delegation. Lavanya also represents WWF-MY in many engagements with the Malaysian Government on environmental policies, recently on the preparation of the 12th Malaysia Plan.

As part of the core group of the CSO-SDG Alliance, Lavanya is also part of the secretariat that supports the recently established All Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia (APPGM) on SDGs, a bipartisan group of Parliamentarians working to localise SDGs in their constituencies. She has also participated in many forums to highlight the integrated nature of the environmental pillar in achieving all the SDGs. She represented the Alliance in the inaugural National Forum in Parliament Malaysia on Sustainability, CSR and SDG 2019.

Previously, she coordinated the preparation of Malaysia’s Second National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), worked at the UN in Geneva on post conflict issues; and practiced law in Malaysia. She was a Malaysian delegate to the UNFCCC and an expert reviewer of Malaysia’s First Biennial Update Report. Lavanya is a Chevening Scholar with a MSc in Sustainability (Climate Change) from the University of Leeds and a law degree from the University of Kent.

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Mohamed Rozani Osman

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

World Bank

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Mohamed Rozani Osman

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

World Bank

Mohamed Rozani Osman is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice of the World Bank in Kuala Lumpur, an assignment he started in June 2016. He is currently working on several areas including sustainable finance, Islamic finance, disaster risk finance, capital markets, financial sector development and financial stability monitoring in the East Asia Pacific region. He has 18 years of investment management experience, including 10 years as Head of Treasury and Liquidity Management at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign investment fund of Malaysia.

Prior to that, he headed the fixed income teams at Mayban Investment Management and KLCS Asset Management. While there, he managed several mutual funds and discretionary portfolios. He has also managed a leveraged multi-asset portfolio focused on the US technology and financial sectors. Before entering the financial industry, he worked in the oil and gas industry. He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

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Moderator: Prasad Padmanaban

Chief Executive

AICB

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Moderator: Prasad Padmanaban

Chief Executive

AICB

Prasad joins AICB after a sabbatical of about 1 year to travel and spend time with family. Prior to that, Prasad worked with the investment banks of MUFG in Hong Kong and JP Morgan in both London and Hong Kong as Executive Director in various Markets capacities over a period of 16 years, covering all manner of Asia-ex and Japan securities, from fixed income to equity derivatives. As an accomplished professional in the banking arena, Prasad brings to AICB a great mix of leadership, operational excellence, technical breadth and a passion for learning and development. Prasad holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Finance and Investment and an MA in European Studies from the University of Exeter, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham.