Ethical Finance ASEAN 2023

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Ethical Finance ASEAN 2023


30 Mar 2023 @ 10:00 am (+8 GMT) | Venue: Zoom
Ethical Finance ASEAN 2023

Following the success of the inaugural Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022, AICB is delighted to co-organise the Ethical Finance ASEAN 2023 with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) this year.

This virtual event, to be held on 30 March 2023 @ 10 am, will present you with a unique opportunity to hear from experts on sustainable and responsible finance in the ASEAN region and beyond.

“Financing Transition”

Discussions will explore how financial institutions can support Southeast Asian economies in their transition towards net zero, and cover the following topics:

  • the ASEAN Sustainable Finance Taxonomy
  • a just transition and the importance of a social dimension to financing, nature and biodiversity
  • the role of Islamic finance in enabling the transition, and
  • the professional skills needed to deliver the transition.

We will be sharing further details on the event in the coming weeks, and we hope you will join us for this exciting event. Click here to view the programme agenda.

This event is complimentary, and an access link will be provided before the event. To register, please see below:

Please register by 29 March 2023, 12 pm. For enquiries, kindly send us an email at [email protected]

Speakers' Profiles

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Tan Sri Azman Hashim, FCB

Chairman

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Malaysia

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Tan Sri Azman Hashim, FCB

Chairman

Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Malaysia

Tan Sri Azman Hashim has been in the banking industry since 1960 when he joined Bank Negara Malaysia. He practised as a Chartered Accountant in Azman Wong Salleh and Co. from 1964 to 1971. He was on the board of Malayan Banking Berhad from 1966 to 1980 and was its Executive Director from 1971 until 1980. He was the Executive Chairman of Kwong Yik Bank Berhad, a subsidiary of Malayan Banking Berhad, from 1980 until 1982 when he acquired AmInvestment Bank Berhad.

Tan Sri Azman is Chairman of the Asian Institute of Finance Berhad, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, Asian Banking School Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Investment Banking Association, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Malaysia South-South Corporation Berhad and Chairman Emeritus of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC).

He is the President of Malaysia South-South Association, Malaysia-Japan Economic Association, Malaysian Prison FRIENDS Club and a Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council and East Asia Business Council. He is also the Leader of the ASEAN Japanese Business Meeting (Malaysia Committee, Keizai Doyukai). He is the Pro-Chancellor of Open University of Malaysia and a member of the Governing Body of Asian Productivity Organisation.

Tan Sri Azman is also involved in several charitable organisations as Chairman and Trustee of AmGroup Foundation and Perdana Leadership Foundation and Trustee for Yayasan Azman Hashim, Malaysian Liver Foundation, Yayasan Tuanku Najihah and Yayasan Canselor Open University Malaysia. Tan Sri Azman is also the Founder and Council Member of Azman Hashim Family (L) Foundation and Azman Hashim Charitable (L) Foundation.

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Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB

AICB Council Member; Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

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Datuk Yvonne Chia, FCB

AICB Council Member; Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad

Datuk Yvonne Chia is a trailblazer for women in banking, being the first woman Chief Executive Officer appointed to head a commercial bank in Malaysia and the region. An award-winning senior banker, she was named among the ‘50 Business Women in the Mix’ in 2013 by Forbes Asia, and is a two-time finalist of the CNBC Asia Business Award.

She has been in the ASEAN banking scene, with a focus on Malaysia, for the last three decades. Her record of strategic leadership and value creation has transformed the value of banks that she led, with strong execution to achieve success in mergers, greenfield/start-ups, high growth and turn-around operations. A proven strategist and influencer/mentor with a strong understanding of relationships and engagements with institutional partners, customers, staff and the community. She believes in young talent bringing disruption to the world and shares her views on this through various forums and leadership development platforms.

Blessed with tremendous energy, she is action-oriented and professes the philosophy of staying ahead and being adaptable to the changing times with a sharp focus on the emerging trends in ESG and disruptive technology. She believes that people make the difference, and having the right people will generate the desired outcomes. She advocates for everyone to be a master of change and applies her philosophy to be significant in everything she chooses to do.

She currently chairs and sits on the board of several listed companies as well as NGOs.

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Angelia Chin-Sharpe [Invited]

Chief Executive Officer, Head of South East Asia & Hong Kong Distribution

BNP Paribas Asset Management, Singapore

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Charles Haresnape [Invited]

Chief Executive Officer

Gatehouse Bank, UK

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Cheng Lin

Director, Center for International Collaborations

Beijing Institute of Finance and Sustainability, China

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Cheng Lin

Director, Center for International Collaborations

Beijing Institute of Finance and Sustainability, China

Cheng Lin is the Director of the Center for International Collaborations at the Institute of Finance and Sustainability (IFS), Head of Secretariat Beijing Office for the Green Investment Principles (GIP) for the Belt and Road. He has been leading the Global Green Finance Leadership Program (GFLP), a platform for capacity building and knowledge sharing on green finance, working under the G20 Green Finance Study Group (2016–2018) and the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group (2021–), as well as the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) since 2017.

Prior to joining the IFS, he served as Deputy Director of the Research Center for Green Finance Development at the PBC School of Finance of Tsinghua University (2017–2021). Before that, he was with the PBOC from 2010 to 2017, including the International Department and Haikou Central Sub-branch. From 2014 to 2015, he was Deputy Representative at the PBOC Representative office in Tokyo.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University in 2018 and a master’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University in 2010. He studied in the University of York on Environmental Economics as a Chevening Scholar between 2021 and 2022.

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Eugene Wong

Chief Executive Officer

Sustainable Finance Institute Asia, Malaysia

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Eugene Wong

Chief Executive Officer

Sustainable Finance Institute Asia, Malaysia

Eugene Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of SFIA, an independent institute established to catalyse ideas on Sustainable Finance at the policy level in ASEAN, as well as propel action in support of those policy ideas. SFIA is the Host of the ASEAN Taxonomy Board.

Eugene was previously the Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Investments of the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”). He also oversaw the SC’s ASEAN related initiatives and was a Chair of the Deputies of the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum and the Co-Chair of its Sustainable Finance Working Group. In addition, he was a Co-Chair of the ASEAN Working Committee on Capital Market Development. He also served as a member of the Audit Oversight Board in Malaysia and was an Adviser to the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.

Prior to joining the SC, Eugene held positions in a merchant bank, a stockbroking company and in the corporate finance division of an international accounting firm.

Eugene is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Fellow of CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He has an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and holds a B. Comm. from the University of Melbourne.

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Gail Hurley

Director of Advisory

Finance Earth, UK

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Jamison Ervin [Invited]

Manager

United Nations Development Programme, USA

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Dato' Lee Lung Nien, FCB

Chairman

Citi Private Bank, South Asia, Singapore

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Dato' Lee Lung Nien, FCB

Chairman

Citi Private Bank, South Asia, Singapore

Dato' Lee Lung Nien joined Citi 30 years ago and was Chief Executive Officer of Citi Malaysia from 2014 to 2020. He previously held various other senior roles including co-head of corporate sales and structuring for markets and securities services, chief operating officer for Singapore, and AML (anti-money laundering) business head of Asia Pacific.

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Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

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Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa

Chief Executive Officer

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

Raja Amir was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Amanah in May 2021, and is responsible for executing the HSBC Group‘s strategy for Islamic banking in Malaysia, driving sustainable leadership and value-based intermediation efforts while spearheading the development of talent, particularly in relation to Islamic finance and sustainability within the Group.

Prior to his appointment, Raja Amir was the Head of Debt Capital Markets, Malaysia. He has made many material contributions to the development of the international and Malaysian Sukuk market, having originated, structured and executed multiple first to market landmark sukuk transactions across Asia for both corporates, financial institutions and the public sector.

He started his career in London in the tech industry, and moved to a local investment bank in 2006. Thereafter, he joined HSBC Amanah in 2010 and has since held various roles within the International Currency Business Unit and Debt Capital Markets team. Throughout his time with the Debt Capital Markets team, HSBC has been consistently awarded the Best Bond House (Global) by the Asset Triple A Country Awards.

In recent times, he led the Government of Malaysia‘s USB 800 mn Sustainability Sukuk, being the world‘s first ever Sustainability Sukuk by a Sovereign as well as the issuance of Yinson Holdings Berhad‘s MYR1.0 billion 5-year Sustainability-Linked Sukuk Wakalah, Malaysia‘s first ever Sustainability-Linked Sukuk.

Raja Amir is also in charge of delivering Project Cocoon, an initiative to transform HSBC Amanah into HSBC Group‘s first sustainable bank by the end of 2022. With his leadership, HSBC Amanah has been awarded the coveted Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards “Islamic ESG Bank of the Year” for the 2nd consecutive year and “Best Islamic Trade Finance Bank” for the 4th consecutive year.

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Simon Thompson

Chief Executive

Chartered Banker Institute, UK

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Simon Thompson

Chief Executive

Chartered Banker Institute, UK

Simon leads our work to shape and implement professional standards and professional development for bankers. Simon Thompson was appointed as our Chief Executive in 2007. In 2011, Simon led the establishment of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB). He is a Board member of the CB:PSB and chairs the CB:PSB’s Professional Standards Committee.

Before joining us, Simon was responsible for managing the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), developing ethics and education standards for accountants. He previously worked for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), establishing ACCA in 25 countries in Central & Eastern Europe, and leading a number of EU and other donor-funded accounting education and reform programmes.

Simon holds a BA (Politics and Economics) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh. He is one of our Fellows (FCIBS), and a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).

Simon chairs the Global Education Standards Committee recently established by a group of leading international banking institutes, and is a lay member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. He is a former Vice President of the European Bank Training Network.