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Classifying Green: Developing a National Green Taxonomy

October 6, 2020

Sustainable and Inclusive Finance Forum 2020

  • This session will highlight the principles and methodology for developing a taxonomy of environmentally sustainable activities described in the recent World Bank global  guide and discuss the development of green taxonomies in other developing countries, including Malaysia.

    Presentation Slides

    Presenter: Farah Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, World Bank Group Treasury

    Fireside Chat

    • Aigul Kussaliyeva, Director of Green Finance Intelligence, AIFC Green Finance Centre
    • Arsalaan Oz Ahmed, CEO, HSBC Amanah Malaysia
    • Farah Hussain, Senior Financial Officer, World Bank Group Treasury
  • Farah Imrana Hussain is a Senior Financial Officer at the World Bank Treasury based in Washington DC. She is part of a team of financial specialists that designand implement financial solutions to help clients: (1) accessfinancing for development by mobilizing World Bank Group resources and private sector financing; (2) mitigate the impact of financial, natural disasterand commodity risks by facilitating access to market-based risk management tools; and (3) strengthen capacity to implement efficient risk management strategies by providing advisory services.

    Aigul Kussaliyeva, Director of Green Finance Intelligence, AIFC Green Finance Centre. Aigul is strategic and analytical professional with 10 years of success in analytics, statistics and finance. Prior to her recent appointment she has spent 4 years as Senior manager at Green Finance Centre of AIFC Authority. Previously, she worked at the national statistics office, responsible for implementation of 2008 SNA in terms of financial account. In her early career Aigul used to work for the Trade Committee of the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan and the Republic Association of Debaters. 

    Arsalaan Ahmed started his career as a Strategy Analyst, Financial Services with Accenture London. Thereafter, he joined HSBC Group in 2005 leaving for Barwa Bank of Qatar in 2013 to rejoin in 2016 as CEO of HSBC Amanah Malaysia, HSBC Group’s global centre of excellence in Islamic banking and finance.  He has worked across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  He holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School’s executive program and has a Bachelor’s degree from University College London and also a Master’s degree from The University of Bristol. 

    Rozani Osman is presently a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Finance and Markets Global Practice of the World Bank, Kuala Lumpur. He works on several areas including climate finance, capital markets, financial sector development, and financial stability monitoring in the East Asia Pacific region. Prior to working with World Bank, he was the Head of Treasury and Liquidity Management at Khazanah Nasional Berhad for 10 years. He is experienced in climate finance, treasury, capital markets, and asset and investment management. He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.