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Demystifying Social Finance: Blending Profit and Purpose
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    Programme Details
    Date
    18 – 19 December 2024
    Time
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Venue
    Asian Banking School
    HRDC PROG NO
    10001417035
    This two-day programme aims to provide banking and finance professionals with a good understanding of social finance, exploring its principles, methodologies, and practical applications. Participants will gain insights into how financial tools and strategies can be leveraged to address social and environmental challenges. The programme will cover key concepts, case studies, and emerging trends in the field of social finance. By the end of the programme, participants will be able to navigate the complexities of social finance and contribute to the development of socially responsible finance.
    Learning Level
    Intermediate
    Programme Fees*

    MYR

    2,700

    *Subject to 8% Service Tax per pax

  • Objectives & Outline
    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
    • Discuss social finance principles, frameworks and methodologies
    • Identify various innovative financing models in social finance
    • Apply social finance principles to real-world scenarios, considering the triple bottom line and ethical considerations
    PROGRAMME OUTLINE
    INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL FINANCE

    Defining Social Finance
    • Overview of social finance and its role in addressing social and environmental issues
    • Historical perspective and development of social finance
    • Key differences between traditional finance and social finance

    Triple Bottom Line
    • Understanding the triple bottom line
    • Balancing financial returns with social and environmental impact

    SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING (SRI)

    Overview of SRI
    • Introduction to socially responsible investing
    • Screening criteria and ethical investment considerations

    Impact Investing
    • Defining impact investing and its objectives
    • Impact measurement and evaluation methodologies

    SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FINANCING MODELS

    Nonprofit Finance
    • Financial strategies for nonprofit organisations
    • Fundraising, grants, and donor relations

    Hybrid Models
    • Exploring social enterprises with hybrid business models
    • Balancing profit and impact in hybrid organisations

    CROWDFUNDING FOR SOCIAL CAUSES

    Crowdfunding Basics
    • Understanding crowdfunding and its different models
    • Examples of successful social crowdfunding campaigns

    Crowdfunding for Social Enterprises
    • Strategies for leveraging crowdfunding for social ventures
    • Platforms and tools for social finance crowdfunding

    SOCIAL IMPACT BONDS (SIBS)

    Introduction to SIBs
    • Overview of Social Impact Bonds
    • Key stakeholders and their roles in SIBs

    Evaluating SIBs
    • Assessing the effectiveness and challenges of SIBs
    • Case studies of successful SIBs

    SOCIAL FINANCE IN MALAYSIA

    Social finance offerings in Malaysia
    • Overview of the diverse social finance platforms available
    • Examples of social finance initiatives in Malaysia

    Case Studies and Best Practices in Malaysia
    • Challenges in social finance
    • Lessons learned and best practices

    Case studies of impactful social finance projects

    EMERGING TRENDS IN SOCIAL FINANCE

    Blockchain and Social Finance
    • Potential of blockchain technology in social finance
    • Case studies of blockchain applications for social impact

    Future Directions in Social Finance
    • Trends, innovations, and the evolving landscape of social finance
    • Opportunities and challenges in the future of social finance

    Case studies and discussions
  • Methodology
    Lectures, case studies, exercises and discussions
  • Participant Profile
    Open to various levels from banks & financial institutions who are interested in learning about social finance
  • Trainer

    Cheah Wee Leong

    Cheah Wee Leong is the Director of Investment Banking at the Asian Banking School. He has more than 25 years’ experience working in the banking industry with local and foreign banks in various roles and capacities. A seasoned professional, Wee Leong brings with him broad experience as a former banker and management consultant.

    Wee Leong started his career at Citibank in 1993 before joining US management consultancy firm Accenture in 1997. At Accenture, he was involved in managing large bank merger-integration, process re-engineering and transformation projects. He has worked in projects in various countries including Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia.

    In 2003, Wee Leong joined CIMB as its Head of Operational Risk Management and led the implementation of the bank's operational risk management and Basel 2 - Operational Risk framework. Subsequently, he assumed various senior roles in Trade Finance, Regional Transaction Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury and Markets division and Group CEO office at CIMB. His last role at CIMB was as Director, Group Strategy. He has been designing and developing courses and conducting training regularly (covering various topics) with the Asian Banking School since 2017.
    Wee Leong holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the USA and a Master of Business Administration (with distinction) from the Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom. He obtained training from the Citibank Asia Pacific Banking Institute in Singapore in 1995. He is a certified Chartered Banker, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) Certified Training Professional and a holder of the “Certificate in Climate Risk” (awarded by the Chartered Body Alliance, UK) and PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certificate in Project Management. Wee Leong completed the “Leading the Sustainability in Transformation in Banking” programme with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (1 week course in Frankfurt, Germany) in October 2022.

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