Capital Markets Malaysia and Climate Bonds Initiative launch Transition Strategy

Tuesday 2 Apr 2024, 10 : 26 pm

MALAYSIA – Capital Markets Malaysia (“CMM”), an affiliate of the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) in collaboration with the Climate Bonds Initiative (“Climate Bonds”) today launched its interactive Transition Strategy Toolkit (“toolkit”) that is aimed at supporting local and regional efforts towards the global net zero goal by leveraging transition finance amongst mature and mid-tier corporates.

The toolkit is designed to offer corporations in ASEAN seeking to attract capital for their transition needs with insights on building credible science-based climate transition plans that are aligned to the Paris Agreement targets or respective national climate goals.

The toolkit details the underlying principles and elements to be incorporated when developing climate transition plans, by guiding users through the Climate Bonds Five Principles for an ambitious transition, enabling investors to easily identify investments that support a low-carbon transition.

Datin Azalina Adham, Managing Director of the SC and Board Member of CMM said, “The Transition Strategy Toolkit takes a consultative approach in offering guidance to corporations operating across ASEAN as it is designed to consider the specific nuances of decarbonisation goals of each ASEAN country, while providing a benchmark against the Climate Bonds Initiative’s ambitious transition methodology.

“Malaysian corporates embarking on their transition strategies, financial institutions offering transition financing and institutional investors looking to invest in credible transition projects will find the Toolkit useful in identifying and assessing plans, targets and goals that meet globally accepted transition principles.

“The launch of this Toolkit builds on the SC’s continued efforts to support Malaysia’s carbon neutral aspirations laid out in recent policy initiatives such as the National Industrial Masterplan 2030 and the National Energy Transition Roadmap by providing best practice guidance to corporations seeking to attract capital for transition projects that will advance our national climate agenda. While we progress on our journey to carbon neutrality, it is important to ensure that the principles for a just transition are adhered to,” she added.

CEO and Founder of Climate Bonds, Sean Kidney said, “We are delighted to collaborate with CMM to develop this toolkit for ASEAN corporations.

Transition plans are essential in the journey towards the Paris goals. They must be built on clear targets, effective strategies, ample financial support, and unwavering leadership. Harmonisation of key principles underpinning transition plans will encourage the flow of green capital to ASEAN businesses.”

The web-based Toolkit utilises an interactive question and answer (Q&A) interface that begins with a risk assessment supported by key definitions and the CBI methodology to offer essential and systematic guidance on areas to consider when developing comprehensive transition plans.

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