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Harnessing Islamic Finance for a Green Future

May 14-15, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Green Sukuk – Financing the Future

  • In recent years, climate change has risen to the top of the development agenda, with 195 countries signing the Paris Agreement to fight climate change. Given the scale of the financial resources required to support climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives, coupled with the strain on government budgets, the mobilization of financing through innovative instruments becomes imperative.

    Hence, the use of Islamic finance to support “Green” investments has been receiving increased attention, with recent issues of the first set of “Green” Sukuk to finance climate friendly projects.

    Against this background, the conference explored the use of Islamic finance to support climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, including the use of Islamic finance instruments to finance climate friendly projects.  It explored policy, regulatory and institutional elements required for the sustainable use of Islamic finance to address climate change. There was particular focus on the recent use of "Green Sukuk" to finance projects in Malaysia and the possible replication of these instruments in other developing and emerging markets. The conference was delivered in collaboration with the Securities Commission Malaysia and International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Asia Pacific Hub Malaysia.

    Target Audience

    The one and a half-day event was attended by development practitioners, policy makers, regulators, as well as representatives of financial institutions (both conventional and Islamic).

  • Agenda (pdf)

  • Program Venue

    Securities Commission Malaysia
    3, Persiaran Bukit Kiara
    Bukit Kiara
    50490 Kuala Lumpur

    Email: or call Syarifah Hazera at +603 20910664; Khairul Hisham +603 20910603


    Accommodation and Hotel Facilities

    There is a wide choice of hotels in Kuala Lumpur that can meet the needs of international visitors. 

    For the convenience of international participants of the conference and roundtable, the following hotels in Kuala Lumpur agreed to provide group rate for the participants on first come first served basis.  Please contact the hotels directly for reservation.

    1.      Hilton Kuala Lumpur


    3 Jalan Stesen Sentral
    Kuala Lumpur, 50470
    Tel: 60 3 2264 226

    Type of Room


    Deluxe room

    (with breakfast and internet access)

    MYR 470.00 ++

    per room per night (1 Breakfast and Internet)

    Executive room

    (with breakfast and internet access)

    MYR 770.00 ++

    per room per night (1 Breakfast and Internet)

    2.      Le Méridian Kuala Lumpur


    2 Jalan Stesen Sentral
    Kuala Lumpur, 50470
    Tel: 60 3 2263 7888

    Type of Room


    Deluxe room

    (with breakfast and internet access)

    MYR 465++ (MYR 542.19nett)

    per room per night inclusive 1 breakfast

    Club room

    (with breakfast and internet access)

    MYR 615++ (MYR 717.09nett)

    per room per night inclusive 1 breakfast

    3.      The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur


    5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
    50000 Kuala Lumpur 
    Tel: 60 3 2785 8000

    Type of Room


    Deluxe room

    (with breakfast and internet access)

    MYR 380.00 ++

    per room per night inclusive of 1 breakfast.

    Junior Suite

    (with breakfast and internet access)

    MYR 500.00 ++

    per room per night inclusive of 1 breakfast.

    Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will provide daily drop-off and pick-up shuttle bus services to and from SC for hotel guests on May 14 and 15. Detailed Schedule will be provided by the hotel at check-in. 

    Visa Requirements

    Most international travelers will need a valid visa to enter Malaysia. Please refer to the link below for visa requirements. Please be advised that that there is NO VISA-On-Arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

    Official Website: Immigration Department of Malaysia.

    Please let us know if you need an official visa invitation letter for your visa application by providing the relevant information in the online conference registration form.

    Airport Transfer

    The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located 42 miles (70 km) from the city center, and travel time is approximately 45 to 60 minutes by taxi or the Airport Express train.

    Airport Limo/Taxi services

    Participants can take the Airport Limo ( from the airport to the hotel. You may need to get a coupon for limo or taxi (at a fee of MYR 2) at the Airport Limo counters at Arrival Hall, Main Terminal or the Taxi counter after exiting the arrival area. The cost for the Airport Limo is approx. MYR 80.00 (USD24) per trip from airport to the city center.  

    The Kuala Lumpur International Airport Express (KLIA Express)

    Participants can also take the KLIA Express Train which runs from the terminal to the KL Sentral train station and the journey takes only 28 minutes.  The train operates at 15-mins intervals during peak hours and 20-mins during off-peak.  The cost for one-way fare is at RM55 (Adult) and RM25.00 (Child), and the return cost is RM100.00 (Adult) and RM45.00 (Child). 

    KLIA Express Train

    Once you have arrived at the KL Sentral Train Station, you can hire a taxi to continue to your hotel.  The Budget Taxi booths are located on the upper level of the KL Sentral Train Station. Detailed information on and schedule:

    General Information

    Payment and currency

    The unit of currency in Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit indicated as RM. Participants are advised to change some currency into Ringgit upon arrival at the first port of entry in Malaysia. There are several licensed money changers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at both the arrival and departure halls and in and around hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Major credit cards like VISA and Mastercard are widely used throughout Malaysia. General banking hours are Mondays to Fridays from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. ATMS are also available at the arrivals hall of KLIA.


    The standard voltage in Malaysia is 220 - 240 volts AC at 50 cycles per second.  Standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets.


    The official language in Malaysia is the Malay Language.  However, in addition to Malay, many Malaysians speak English and Mandarin. Signs around the country are in Malay and English.

    Mobile Phones

    If you plan to make numerous calls and/or need to be reached at all times, you can use your international mobile phone as roaming is available in the country.  Otherwise you can purchase prepaid SIM cards (Hotlink, Digi, Maxis, Celcom, U Mobile or Tunetalk) at any phone shop located at KLIA either prior to clearing immigration or at the public area of the KLIA arrival hall, or at shopping malls.

    Outings in Kuala Lumpur

    Please check Malaysia Tourism Centre website.

    Medical Assistance

    For any medical consultations and/or in health emergency cases you can rely on the hotel to call a doctor or use the emergency medical contacts listed below.

    • Gleneagles Hospital               Tel: (+603) 4141 3000
    • Kuala Lumpur Hospital           Tel: (+603) 2615 5555
    • Tawakal Hospital                   Tel: (+603) 4023 3599


    Tropical climate with warm weather and rain all year round. The average temperature in May in Kuala Lumpur is 31-34°C.


  • Venue: Securities Commission Malaysia, No 3, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Language: English
  • Organizers: Securities Commission Malaysia, IOSCO, and the World Bank
  • CONTACT: Ahmad Hafiz Abdul Aziz