ESG podcast: Securities Commission Malaysia outlines plans for green Islamic finance (part 1)
The Asset’s Daniel Yu speaks with Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin of Securities Commission Malaysia
Part one of our series
The Asset's Daniel Yu speaks with Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin of Securities Commission Malaysia about the country's strategy for socially responsible and sharia-compliant investing. Zainal, who was appointed the deputy chief executive in April 2018, says the combination of green and shariah compliance enables issuers to achieve finer pricing when issuing a sukuk. As Malaysia is the leading global centre for sukuks, it has a natural advantage to lead global activity for green sukuks. Zainal also believes that when combining socially responsible investing and Islamic finance, it is important to make the economic arguments.
Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
Daniel Yu, editor-in-chief, The Asset
Recorded 9 May 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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