The world is changing across all fronts, necessitating transformational thinking and attitudes to adapt and then to grow. The same transformation is happening around us in the capital market, with more and more issuers and investors are seeking to make an impact with their investments, by exploring Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI).
Today, SRI have transformed from niche products into mainstream capital market offerings, as more discerning investors shift towards climate friendly activities, to minimise their impact on the planet. In fact, the capital market plays a critical role in providing funding to drive SRI.
In realising the world’s sustainable development needs, a significant amount of funding is required. Based on estimates by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), to achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world would need total investment of between US$5.0 trillion and US$7.0 trillion (RM17.5 trillion and RM24.5 trillion) per annum until 2030.READ MORE
|Guidelines On Issuance Of Corporate Bonds And Sukuk To Retail Investors||October 2021||Download|
Several incentives are provided to encourage the issuances of SRI sukuk in the market. These include the income tax deduction on the issuance costs of SRI sukuk which was first provided from the year of assessment (YA) 2016 to YA 2020, and has now been extended for three years from YA 2021 to YA 2023.
A Green SRI Sukuk Grant Scheme was also established to incentivise issuers by offsetting up to 90% of external review costs incurred in the issuance of green SRI sukuk. For more information on the application for the Green SRI Sukuk Grant Scheme, please refer to here