Webinar in Conjunction with the Release of Version 3 of the ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance

25 April 2024, 1430 – 1630hrs, GMT+8
Participants: Open (Financial Sector Regulators, International Organisations, Regional Industry Representatives, Investors, Financial Institutions, Intermediaries, Members of the Public)

The ASEAN Taxonomy: Facilitating Sustainability Transitions In The Real Economy

Following the release of the ASEAN Taxonomy Version 3 (Version 3) which introduces Technical Screening Criteria for the Construction & Real Estate (C&RE) and Transportation & Storage (T&S) sectors, the panel session will discuss efforts to transition in ASEAN for the real economy.

How does the ASEAN Taxonomy assist in the transition of ASEAN member states (AMS)? What role does the ASEAN taxonomy’s multi-tiered approach play in facilitating this transition? How can AMS incorporate the social aspects as part of their assessment to further facilitate this? What more is needed to enable a just transition in critical sectors of the real economy?

GMT+8 Thursday, 25 April 2024

1430

Keynote address by the ASEAN Taxonomy Board (ATB) Chair Ms Noorrafidah Sulaiman, Deputy Managing Director, Brunei Darussalam Central Banka

1435

Special remarks by Mr Peter Rosenkranz, Financial Sector Specialist, Finance Sector Office, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

1440

Presentation on the ASEAN Taxonomy Version 3 by ATB Board Member and Chair of Working Group on Market Facing and Resourcing, Ms Azalina Adham, Managing Director, Securities Commission Malaysia

1500

Panel discussion – The ASEAN Taxonomy: Facilitating Sustainability Transitions in the Real Economy

 

Following the release of the ASEAN Taxonomy Version 3 (Version 3) which introduces Technical Screening Criteria for the Construction & Real Estate (C&RE) and Transportation & Storage (T&S) sectors, the panel session will discuss efforts to transition in ASEAN for the real economy.

How does the ASEAN Taxonomy assist in the transition of ASEAN member states (AMS)? What role does the ASEAN taxonomy’s multi-tiered approach play in facilitating this transition? How can AMS incorporate the social aspects as part of their assessment to further facilitate this? What more is needed to enable a just transition in critical sectors of the real economy?

Moderator: Eugene Wong, CEO, the Sustainable Finance Institute Asia

Panellists:

  • Ms Noorrafidah Sulaiman, Deputy Managing Director, Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (ATB Chair)

  • Mr Shinichi Tsunoda, General Manager, Sustainable Business Promotion Department, Mizuho Financial Group

  • Ms Anjali Viswamohanan, Director, Policy, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change

  • Mr Mitch Gelber, CEO, Malaysia Green Building Council

1600

Q&A

1630

End

Moderator & Panel Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Noorrafidah Sulaiman
ASEAN Taxonomy Board Chair
Brunei Darussalam Central Bank
ASEAN Taxonomy Version 3 Presentation
Datin Azalina Adham
ASEAN Taxonomy Board Member
Securities Commission Malaysia
Special Remarks
Peter Rosenkranz
Financial Sector Specialist
Finance Sector Office of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Eugene Wong
Chief Executive Officer Sustainable Finance Institute Asia
Noorrafidah Sulaiman
ASEAN Taxonomy Board Chair
Brunei Darussalam Central Bank
Anjali Viswamohanan
Director, Policy, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
Shinichi Tsunoda
General Manager, Sustainable Business Promotion Department
Mizuho Financial Group
Mitch Gelber
Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Green Building Council

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THE ASEAN TAXONOMY BOARD

The ASEAN Taxonomy Board (ATB) is set up under the auspices of the ASEAN Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting (AFMGM) and is jointly driven by the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF), the ASEAN Insurance Regulators’ Meeting (AIRM), the ASEAN Senior Level Committee on Financial Integration (SLC) and ASEAN Working Committee on Capital Market Development (WC-CMD).

The ATB will develop, maintain and promote a multi-tiered ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance (ASEAN Taxonomy) that will identify economic activities that are sustainable and help direct investment and funding towards a sustainable ASEAN.

The ASEAN Taxonomy will be the overarching guide for all ASEAN Member States (AMS), complementing their respective national sustainability initiatives and serving as ASEAN’s common language for sustainable finance. It will be designed to ensure that AMS have a framework that suits their economic and social structures that other frameworks may not be able to address.

Transition is a key element of ASEAN’s sustainability agenda and the ASEAN Taxonomy will incorporate an effective pathway to enable an orderly transition.

The Members of the ATB comprise representatives of ACMF, AIRM, SLC and WC-CMD. The current Board comprises of Member Institutions from all ten (10) ASEAN Member States, as follows:

  • Brunei Darussalam Central Bank: Mdm. Noorrafidah Sulaiman, Deputy Managing Director (Monetary Operations, Development and International)

  • Non-Bank Financial Services Authority (NBFSA) of Cambodia, Mr. Mey Vann, Secretary of State of Ministry of Economy and Finance, and Secretary General, General Secretariat of NBFSA

  • Otoritas Jasa Keuangan Indonesia, Mr. R. Joko Siswanto , Director

  • Bank of the Lao PDR, Ms. Fongchinda Sengsourivong, Secretary General of the Lao Securities Commission Office

  • Bank Negara Malaysia, Mr. Fraziali Ismail, Assistant Governor

  • Securities Commission Malaysia, Ms. Azalina Adham, Managing Director
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  • Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, Mr. Zaw Naing, Director General (Financial Regulatory)

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines, Mr. McJill Bryant T. Fernandez, Commissioner

  • Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ms. Pamela Lee, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer

  • Bank of Thailand, Mr. Somchai Lertlarpwasin, Assistant Governor

  • State Securities Commission of Viet Nam, Mr. Vu Chi Dzung, Director General (International Cooperation)

  • Insurance Supervisory Authority of Ministry of Finance Viet Nam, Mr. Ngo Viet Trung, Director General

  • Brunei Darussalam Central Bank: Mr. Shahrulazmi Ismail, Executive Director, Regulatory 1

The ATB is overseen by the AFMGM with the Sustainable Finance Institute Asia (SFIA) providing administrative support as host of the ATB.