Posted Date: November 26, 2021

The MARC360: Sustainable Infra 2021 Virtual Conference resumed for Day 2 today and commenced with a discussion on the considerations and integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in global and Malaysian infrastructure.

Among the observations made during the panel discussion was the significant growth in the issuance of green, social and sustainability (GSS) and sustainability-linked bonds over the last five years with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 64.9% between 2015 to 2020. This, the panel agreed, reflected the growing interest of both issuers as well as investors. The panel comprised:
  • Mr. Gan Boon Hean, Group Chief Executive Officer, Leader Energy Holding Sdn Bhd
  • Ms. Masliza Sulaiman, Senior Managing Director & Regional Head, Capital Markets, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad
  • Ms. Sharifah Bakar Ali, Head, Strategic Business & Market Development, UEM Edgenta Berhad
  • En. Ahmad Nadjme Yusuf, Senior Vice President, Head, Monitoring & Evaluation, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad.

The conference closed with a discourse on the prospects for the infrastructure sector, as the panellists looked into the factors influencing infrastructure in the coming year and beyond as well as the ways to strengthen Malaysian infrastructure and ESG practices. This final session was moderated by Mr. Steven Wong Weng Leong, Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist, China Construction Bank (Malaysia) Berhad. The speakers featured in this session were:
  • Mr. Jack Teoh Hwai Chong, Head, Project Finance & Structured Finance, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
  • En. Taufiq Kamal, Head, Rating Portfolio, Construction, Property, Plantation & Retailing, MARC
  • Mr. Ray Tay, Senior Vice President, Project & Infrastructure Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service, Singapore.
Moody's Investors Service is our event partner for the MARC360 conference series. Sponsors for this event were Gamuda Berhad, CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, UEM Edgenta Berhad and Leader Energy Holding Sdn Bhd.

For more information on the MARC360: Sustainable Infra 2021 Virtual Conference, please click here.

Etty Suhaya Yahaya, +603-2717 2944/ ettysuhaya@marc.com.my;  
Nurfarain Mohd Dom, +603-2717 2925/ farah@marc.com.my