Training Programs at the Hub

14 May 2018 - 15 May 2018
The IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub together with the World Bank Group and the Securities Commission Malaysia will be organising a Conference on Harnessing Islamic Finance for a Green Future from 14-15 May 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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
14 March 2018

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.)
24 January 2018 - 26 January 2018
The IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub will be hosting the IOSCO Assessment Committee’s Capacity Building for Self-Assessments Workshop. The aim of the 3-day Workshop is to assist IOSCO members to better understand and use the IOSCO Methodology for Assessing Implementation of the IOSCO Principles of Securities Regulation. The Workshop will entail training to identify gaps in regulation, procedures and processes, and to foster the implementation of IOSCO Principles and Standards.
03 October 2017 - 04 October 2017
The IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub is conducting a Workshop on Leveraging Behavioural Economics for Investor Education and Investor Protection. The Workshop will review the approaches adopted by regulators globally on the application of behavioural insights to investor programs and initiatives.

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
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