Training Programs at the Hub
In recent years, climate change has risen to the top of the development agenda, with 195 countries signing the Paris Agreement to fight climate change. Given the scale of the financial resources required to support climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives, coupled with the strain on government budgets, the mobilisation of financing through innovative instruments is imperative. Hence, the use of Islamic finance to support Green investments has been receiving increased attention, with the recent issuances of the first set of Green Sukuk to finance climate friendly projects.
The Conference will explore the use of Islamic finance to support climate mitigation efforts, including the use of Islamic finance instruments to finance climate friendly projects. It will explore policy, regulatory and institutional elements required for the sustainable use of Islamic finance to address climate change. There will be particular focus on the recent use of Green Sukuk to finance projects in the region and the potential replication of these instruments in other markets.
For details of the Conference, please refer to the programme.
For registration and queries, please contact Reuben Phillip or Azfalyna Aziz at email@example.com.
Global markets are faced with one of the most threatening risks to date – climate change, with a vast majority of jurisdictions reviewing efforts to adapt and mitigate climate-related risks. Within the Asia Pacific, as the region continues to experience rapid growth and development, corporates across many sectors will need to re-evaluate how businesses are being impacted by the effects of climate change including risks, opportunities and long-term strategies. At the same time, in order to facilitate informed decision making for investors across companies and industries, greater understanding is needed to enhance the quality, transparency and relevance of climate-related financial disclosures. It is also imperative to assess the impact of these developments on the financial and capital market sector.
This talk aims to provide a better understanding of recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and how climate-related risks and opportunities are assessed, priced and managed for companies and investors to make informed decisions.
Please refer below for the audio recording and presentation material of Curtis Ravenel, Bloomberg’s Head of Sustainable Business & Finance.
As Head of Sustainable Business & Finance, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives and has worked for Bloomberg in multiple roles. He was the Financial Controller for Asia managing accounting, tax, treasury and audit services for 23 legal entities with combined annual revenues exceeding USD1 billion. This was preceded by various roles in the Capital Planning and Financial Analysis Groups. He currently serves as a board member at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and as a member of the Secretariat for the TCFD. Curtis was awarded a David Rockefeller Fellowship with the Partnership for New York City in 2011 and Columbia Business School Exemplary Leadership Award in 2016. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in History from Davidson College.)
The 2-day Workshop, scheduled for 3 – 4 October 2017 will include interactive sessions on:
- Decision mapping
- Intervention strategies
- Evaluation plans
- Case studies related to financial capability, savings and investment behaviour
World Investor Week 2017, 2-8 October 2017
IOSCO will be organising World Investor Week 2017 from 2-8 October 2017. Through this global campaign, IOSCO securities regulators will provide a variety of investor education and protection activities and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators internationally. For more information, please refer here.
ASIC and Behavioural Economics: Regulating for Real People
Peter Kell, Deputy Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission – 21 October 2016
Making Competition King – The Rise of Behavioural Economics at the FCA
Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority – 25 March 2014
Applying Behavioural Insights to Policy-Making: Results, Promises and Limitations
Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission – 30 September 2013
Behavioural Insights – Key concepts, Applications and Regulatory Considerations
Ontario Securities Commission – March 2017
Behavioural Insights Applied to Policy - European Report 2016
European Commission – February 2016
Sound Practices for Investment Risk Education
IOSCO - September 2015
Investing in Hybrid Securities: Explanations Based on Behavioural Economics
Australian Securities and Investment Commission – March 2015
Strategic Framework for Investor Education and Financial Literacy
IOSCO – October 2014
Applying Behavioural Economics at the Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Conduct Authority – April 2013