Growing global concerns for achieving sustainable and environment-friendly development has led to a sharp uptake in green projects. Along these growth lines, Islamic finance has a tremendous opportunity to develop instruments that can support the global surge in green projects. The principles of Islamic finance share substantial synergies with the concept of environment-friendly and sustainable development.
In this regard, on 28 September 2015, MIFC Promotions Unit (MPU) hosted its inaugural webinar session (an online seminar over the internet) entitled “Islamic Finance: Ready to Finance a Greener World.” The webinar session featured Mr. Hussam Sultan, Senior Product Manager, HSBC Amanah Malaysia and Tuan Syed Ahmad Syed Mustafa, Vice President of Green Growth, Malaysia Green Technology Corporation as panellists and was moderated by En. Shazmeer Mokhtar, Acting Deputy Director of MPU.