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Symposium: Using the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework to strengthen country systems for competitiveness and inclusive growth in Malaysia

February 20-22, 2023
Hotel Zenith, Putrajaya, Malaysia

The World Bank, in partnership with PlanMalaysia, one of Malaysia's leading agencies implementing sustainability initiatives, is hosting a three-day Symposium to better understand the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) as an international benchmark to improve Malaysia's sustainability agenda. This event includes training in applying the World Bank's ESF, facilitated discussions on how the governments of Chile and Georgia are using national environmental and social regulatory frameworks to promote competitiveness and sustainable development. The event will include reflections from the Securities Commission of Malaysia about environmental and social taxonomies. And the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will share its latest work on strengthening Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainable finance in East Asia and the Pacific. This event finalizes with a site visit to Gamuda Cove, a mixed development project that includes housing, commercial, and public amenities in an area with relevant environmental and social risks addressed by PlanMalaysia, local development authorities, and key stakeholders.


  • PARTICIPATION: This Symposium is open to invitation only, including 50 representatives from different government institutions in Malaysia. For additional information about this event, contact Carlos Perez-Brito, Luisa Escobar, Lee Yoke San, and Chaw Su Devi
Line-up of Speakers