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Executive Education

Sustainability

Sustainable Finance
(July 16, 2024)

Executive Education

Sustainability

Sustainable Finance
(July 16, 2024)

16 July 2024

Date

9.00am – 5.00pm

Time

RM 2,500

Program Fee

In-Person

Format

16 July 2024

Date

9.00am – 5.00pm

Time

RM2,500.00

Program Fee

In-Person

Format

Interest in sustainable finance have spiked in recent years. Investors, both retail and institutional, are increasingly looking for Sustainability-focused or ESG funds as investment opportunities that could possibly enhance the value of their portfolio performance.

This program will examine the key drivers behind the increased interest in sustainable finance that incorporates ESG considerations in the financing or investing process. The critical role of sustainable finance in the entire financing eco-system will be highlighted.

The program will provide insights for those who offer or would like to offer sustainable financial products as well for those who want to make investments in them. It will discuss different asset classes and their suitability as sustainable finance options. For investors and potential investors, the program will introduce methods and approaches to evaluate such products especially highlighting the pitfalls of greenwashing. It will also discuss the use of rating models.

The program will also consider the inherent risks and challenges in offering sustainable financial products; and the need for transparency in communicating with investors and clients alike based on their risk appetites and requirements.

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  • Explain the key driving forces and motivation for Sustainable Finance in the investment landscape;
  • Explain the different approaches in evaluating sustainable financial products within the universe of the sustainable investing asset classes;
  • Identify the issues that Sustainable Finance/Investing seeks to address and their role in the investment process;
  • Identify appropriate sustainable finance/investment for their organizations;
  • Explain the opportunities, benefits and challenges of Sustainable Finance/Investing including new and developing trends.
  • Board of directors
  • Senior management of financial institutions and corporations
  • Anyone else who might find the program helpful.

Dr Khoo Guan Seng

Faculty Profile

Dr Khoo Guan Seng has over 28 years of experience in the design and implementation of enterprise-wide investment, banking and risk management models, systems and processes, including ESG/responsible investing. He gained deep practical insights from a career with financial institutions in the US, Canada, UK and Singapore, including the Man Group, where he was the Principal Scientist, designing and running an algorithmic AI-based hedge fund; and American Bourses Corporation, which provided robo-based analytical solutions and financial info-utilities to traders and investors.

He has also served at ATOS Origin, RHB Capital, Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank, Temasek Holdings, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), Changi Airports International, and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW). He holds a PhD in Computational Physics (Material Science) from the National University of Singapore, with post-doctorate R&D in AI-based data mining and applications in Japan and the US.

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Sustainable Finance
(July 16, 2024)

RM 2,500

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