Voluntary Carbon Market and Opportunities for Malaysia Financial Institutions
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  • Objectives & Outline
  • Methodology
  • Participant Profile
  • Trainer
  • Overview
    Programme Details
    26 September 2024
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Asian Banking School
    This one-day programme provides an in-depth exploration of the voluntary carbon market and its implications for Malaysian financial institutions. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of carbon credits, emission allowances, carbon taxes, and the types of voluntary carbon credits available. The programme will cover pricing mechanisms, supply and demand dynamics, and multinational / local corporates' carbon neutrality commitments. Practical examples and case studies will illustrate how voluntary carbon credits can be used as a decarbonisation solution for the bank’s corporate clients.
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    *Subject to 8% Service Tax per pax

  • Objectives & Outline
    By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
    • Understand voluntary and compliance carbon markets
    • Identify the needs of targeted corporate clients who require carbon-offsetting services
    • Engage their clients in meeting their needs for quality carbon credits and the retirement process
    • Explore structuring innovative decarbonisation solutions for corporate clients
    Unit 1: Carbon Credit, Emission Allowance, Carbon Tax

    Unit 2: Types of Voluntary Carbon Credits and its Pricing Mechanism

    Unit 3: Supply and Demand of Voluntary Varbon Projects

    Unit 4: Multinational and local corporates’ carbon neutrality/net zero commitments

    Unit 5: Carbon desk and decarbonisation services in global financial institutions

    Case Study
  • Methodology
    Lectures, videos, quizzes, case study discussions

    Throughout the modules, participants will be provided with references, publications, and relevant databases to dive deeper into specific discussed topics
  • Participant Profile
    Wholesale banking relationship managers, treasurers and other banking executives who are involved in the carbon market
  • Trainer

    Sharon Liew Siu Wei

    Sharon Liew is a Senior Consultant at the Asian Banking School (ABS) and has more than 17 years of banking and training experience. She started her career as a Senior Associate at BDO; leading audits of the government-linked group of companies under the Prime Minister’s Office from 2005-2007. Following that, she joined Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) as Financial Supervisor where her responsibilities included on-site and off-site surveillance of financial institutions in Malaysia. Pursuing her passion for teaching, Sharon then went on to teach banking and finance at the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College from 2014 to 2021.

    At ABS, Sharon develops and delivers customised Sustainable Finance programmes for clients including designing Sustainable Finance Structured Learning Pathways. Currently, Sharon is working on expanding partnerships with government agencies to enhance the scope of training offerings to the banking and non-banking industry. She is also involved in conducting Qualification-related training.
    Sharon conducts training in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and Cantonese and has a teaching permit registered under the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant registered under the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and is a Certified HRDF Trainer. Sharon has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University Putra Malaysia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching from the Open University Malaysia. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Islamic Finance from INCEIF, Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the London Teacher Training College and is a Certified Teacher in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (CTCSOL) from Hanban. She is a Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance awarded by the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany.
    Hiro Chai has over 15 years of experience in global investment banking and carbon markets.

    He started his career as a project engineer working on bridges and buildings in the UK. He then went on to transition into the global financial markets in Dubai after having worked on world-class projects such as Burj Khalifa and Jebel Ali Palm Island in UAE. Subsequently, he returned to Malaysia for good where he landed the role as Business Development (BD) manager at Kenanga Investment Bank. There, he dealt with international financial institutional clients and conducted new branch readiness assessments in accordance with the Securities Commission. He has also worked for CIMB Investment Bank as Associate Director of BD and Affin Hwang Investment Bank as Head of Derivatives.

    Hiro then went on to work at Bursa Malaysia to manage the international development of its Derivatives Division. Following that, he was appointed as Head of BD and Sales in Bursa Carbon Exchange (BCX). He was responsible for the successful launch of its inaugural carbon credit auction and go-live of their trading platform facilitating the first trade of their standardised contracts. During his time in BCX, he onboarded several FIs in Malaysia such as Maybank, CIMB Bank, AmBank and Permodalan Nasional Berhad as the first group of participants of the national voluntary carbon credit market exchange.
    He has a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Swansea and was presented Golden Jubilee Award by the Institute of Structural Engineers in the UK. He was awarded the Japanese Government scholarship under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to study his Masters in Business & Administration (MBA) at the GLOBIS University in Tokyo.

    Hiro is now the Director at Mitsusho Sdn. Bhd. The company provides decarbonisation as a service such as corporate training on carbon market, sustainability reporting for public listed companies, corporate carbon offsetting, consulting for carbon credit project development, and support service for validation on GHG inventory and product life cycle against ISO:14064 and ISO:14067 respectively.

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