Leveraging Islamic Finance to Develop a Sustainable Capital Market

Islamic finance development has become a centerpiece in many countries in the African region. Several market development and regulatory efforts have taken place in the region in recent years. South Africa is one of the countries that have put in place the necessary legal and regulatory frameworks to enable Islamic banking offerings in their respective jurisdictions.

The Islamic finance growth has fueled significant Shariah and sustainable finance product development in South Africa.

There are large and untapped opportunities in this sector, and Islamic finance can allocate its resources into this segment to carve a niche market for Islamic finance that can contribute significantly toward potential prospects.

Can Islamic finance in South Africa use this opportunity to become truly responsible, inclusive and ethical, while at the same time contributing to the country’s growth and development? How can the core values of Islamic finance be further applied to sustainable and socially responsible finance and investment strategies?

Find out more by joining us in the 'Leveraging Islamic Finance to Develop a Sustainable Capital Market in South Africa' 90-minute webinar on the 1st December 2021.

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Agenda

Keynote Address
Facilitating Development of a Sustainable Capital Market through Regulatory Innovation

Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
Presentation
Supporting the Development of a Sustainable Capital Market – The CIMB Story

Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, CEO, CIMB Islamic
Moderated Discussion & Q&A
Discussion points:
  • What is the appetite for sustainable finance in South Africa?
  • Are there regulatory frameworks in place to drive growth of sustainable and climate finance?
  • Supply and demand: Is there a sufficient pipeline of sustainable projects to attract investors?
  • How can Islamic finance, specifically Sukuk, play a role in developing the sustainable finance ecosystem?
    • Are the projects viable for funding via Sukuk?
    • Is there a need for multilateral banks to participate and what is their role?
Moderator:
Zalina Shamsudin, General Manager, Capital Markets Malaysia

Panelists:
Mohamed Rozani Osman, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Saliegh Salaam, Investment Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group
Shaheen Suliman, Chief Operating Officer, FNB Islamic Banking
Yasmina Francke, CEO, South African National Zakah Fund
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Speakers

Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin
Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
Zalina Shamsudin
General Manager, Capital Markets Malaysia
Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff
CEO, CIMB Islamic
Mohamed Rozani Osman
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Yasmina Francke
CEO, South African National Zakah Fund
Saliegh Salaam
Investment Manager, Old Mutual Investment Group
Shaheen Suliman
Chief Operating Officer, FNB Islamic Banking

Islamic finance is beginning to take shape in Nigeria with the emergence of new regulations and markets to support industry growth.

The Islamic finance market needs to explore opportunities to promote trade by providing Shariah compliance and green and sustainability finance products.

This also involves deploying trade development programs to shift greater attention to socio-impact, sustainability and innovation in Islamic finance in Nigeria.

Can Islamic finance in Nigeria use this opportunity to become truly responsible, inclusive and ethical, while at the same time contributing to the country’s growth and development? How can the core values of Islamic finance be further applied to sustainable and socially responsible finance and investment strategies?

Find out more by joining us in the 'Leveraging Islamic Finance to Develop a Sustainable Capital Market in Nigeria' 90-minute webinar on the 3rd December 2021.

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Agenda

Keynote Address
Facilitating Development of a Sustainable Capital Market through Regulatory Innovation

Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
Presentation
Supporting the Development of a Sustainable Capital Market – The CIMB Story

Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff, CEO, CIMB Islamic
Moderated Discussion & Q&A
Discussion points:
  • What is the appetite for sustainable finance in Nigeria?
  • Are there regulatory frameworks in place to drive growth of sustainable and climate finance?
  • Supply and demand: Is there a sufficient pipeline of sustainable projects to attract investors?
  • How can Islamic finance, specifically Sukuk, play a role in developing the sustainable finance ecosystem?
    • Are the projects viable for funding via Sukuk?
    • Is there a need for multilateral banks to participate and what is their role?
Moderator:
Zalina Shamsudin, General Manager, Capital Markets Malaysia

Panelists:
Mohamed Rozani Osman, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Akeem Oyewale, CEO, Marble Capital
Emmanuel Etaderhi, Executive Secretary, Financial Centres for Sustainability, FC4S Lagos Secretariat
Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman, Managing Director, Taj Bank
Patience Oniha, Director-General, Debt Management Office Nigeria
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Speakers

Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin
Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia
Zalina Shamsudin
General Manager, Capital Markets Malaysia
Ahmad Shahriman Mohd Shariff
CEO, CIMB Islamic
Mohamed Rozani Osman
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Akeem Oyewale
CEO, Marble Capital
Norfadelizan Abdul Rahman
Managing Director, Taj Bank
Emmanuel Etaderhi
Executive Secretary, Financial Centres for Sustainability, FC4S Lagos Secretariat
Patience Oniha
Director-General, Debt Management Office Nigeria