Malaysian Banking Conference 2022
The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and The Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM) jointly organised the inaugural Malaysian Banking Conference 2022 on 12–13 September 2022 at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. Themed “Banking on Change: Turning the ESG Momentum into Action”, the conference convened over 30 captains of industry and leading sustainability experts from the banking, energy, oil & gas and plantation sectors, who shared their insights, experience, and knowledge on their ESG initiatives, strategies, and standards to effectively mitigate the adverse effects of climate change and make a just transition to net zero. Through live panel discussions and presentations, key banking and financial industry leaders from the following organisations had insightful discussions on ESG-related topics centred on climate change and risk in Malaysia, giving a heightened focus to its issues, challenges, and opportunities:
A Chartered Banker Roundtable facilitated by Dr Ben Caldecott, Founder and Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, University of Oxford, was also held on the sidelines of the Conference, which convened leading Fellow Chartered Bankers and Chartered Bankers to delve deeper into the issues of climate change in Malaysia and discuss key insights on their long-term ESG plans and the challenges faced in turning the ESG momentum into action across the financial industry.
Minister of Finance Yang Berhormat Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz delivered a special address at this conference, which drew over 500 delegates from local financial institutions. The two-day programme from 12th – 13th September entailed a half-day Masterclass session on the first day, followed by full-day Plenary and Breakout sessions on the second day. For more information on the agenda, please click here.