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COP26 AND BEYOND

In November 2021, the UK, together with Italy, will host COP26, the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. In the run up to COP26, UK and Italy are working with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change.


As part of this extraordinary effort both countries, through their diplomatic posts around the world, are organising and supporting events and initiatives that can increase awareness and understanding around COP26 and the necessity to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.


BCSD Malaysia wishes to join this effort together with British High Commission in Malaysia and the Embassy of Italy in Malaysia, to raise awareness of the COP26 mission and objectives. This event will shed light on the link between decision-making in infrastructure investment and ESG considerations. 

Event Details

The quality and design of infrastructure play a key role in shaping how we live, what we do, and how we interact in almost every aspect of life. Extreme weather, water and other climate-related events are increasing in frequency and severity, and a focus on trying to limit their impact through adaptation measures has become essential.


Green infrastructure presents a huge investment opportunity globally, with an estimated USD100tn worth of climate compatible infrastructure required between now and 2030, in order to meet Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets.


From an investor point of view, the long-lived nature of infrastructure assets exposes them to risks of disruption over time, often arising from environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. If not managed and mitigated, these risks may ultimately impact the performance of an asset and the rate of return for investors.


After COP26 and the global spread of net-zero pledges, it is timely to discuss the challenges and opportunities of incorporating ESG considerations in infrastructure investment decision making.


Several standards and tools have been developed in order to integrate green, sustainability and resilience aspects into infrastructure development and support ESG infrastructure asset analysis. However, the adoption of ESG-guided decision-making remains challenging and sporadic.


This webinar aims to shed light on the link between decision-making in infrastructure investment and ESG considerations. This will be done through expert presentations, best practice sharing and case studies.

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Click the IGEM logo below to REGISTER directly with the event host.


After that, look for 'COP26 AND BEYOND: INVESTMENT IN GREEN AND RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE' and

RSVP on the Virtual IGEM website. Please write to mich.hoo@bcsd.my if you have any questions.

Agenda

November 25, 2021

Main Schedule

3:30 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)
3:35 PM - 3:40 PM
Welcome Address
Welcome note by Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid, Chairman of BCSD Malaysia.
Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid (Chairman of BCSD Malaysia Berhad)
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks by the Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia, His Excellency Massimo Rustico, and the British High Commissioner, His Excellency Charles Hay MVO.
H.E. Massimo Rustico (Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia)
H.E. Charles Hay MVO (High Commissioner at British High Commission)
3:50 PM - 4:05 PM
Challenges and opportunities in developing the Green Hydrogen Valley
The session will focus on a green hydrogen valley project that Saipem is pursuing, with the aim to promote the large-scale production of green hydrogen in the next years, supporting Oil & Gas industry and transport sector in the path towards decarbonization, thus expediting the achievement of the “zero emissions” target. The presentation includes an overview of the main opportunities and challenges facing the development and creation of a green hydrogen hub as integrated project covering the entire hydrogen value chain.
Eng. Giovanna Villari (Sustainable Technologies Commercial Manager at Saipem)
4:05 PM - 4:20 PM
ESG and Investment in Infrastructure in Malaysia
En. Arshad will be speaking on the future of ESG investing and how it serves to protect and promote well -rounded ethical growth. He will go on to speak on the Malaysian government’s support of ESG by embedding ESG principles into the regulatory framework and the ESG-centric provisions made in their future plans for Malaysia. He will also explain how ESG presents an untapped opportunity for financial services, why ESG considerations matter to financial services and the responsible impact that they should be striving for. Lastly, he will speak on BPMB’s strategic position and commitment to deliver national infrastructure projects that accelerate sustainable and inclusive economic and social developmental impact.
Arshad Mohamed Ismail (President/Group CEO of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad/Malaysia Development Bank)
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM
Q&A
Moderated by Roberto Benetello.
Arshad Mohamed Ismail (President/Group CEO of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad/Malaysia Development Bank)
Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)
Eng. Giovanna Villari (Sustainable Technologies Commercial Manager at Saipem)
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Case Study: Less Energy More Opportunities (LEMON)
The LEMON project was funded under the European Horizon 2020 programme to provide technical, organizational and financial assistance to public and private entities for the preparation of tenders for the energy retrofitting of about 620 social housing units in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma. LEMON increased saving opportunities, improved housing space quality and created value for all the actors involved in the energy refurbishment of social housing buildings: from people living in the dwellings to the technicians who manage and keep high building’s performances, from innovators to investors in the construction sector. LEMON focused on a portion of social housing located in the Emilia-Romagna Region but has the ambition to be replicated in other contests.
Claudia Carani (Senior Expert at Italian Energy and Sustainable Development Agency (AESS))
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Case Study: Innovative financing and delivery of natural climate solutions in Greater Manchester (IGNITION)
The IGNITION project is a ground-breaking project that aims to develop new and creative financing solutions for investment in Greater Manchester’s natural environment. This investment will help to build the city region’s ability to adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change.Working with nature, solutions such as rain gardens, street trees, green roofs and walls and development of green spaces can help to tackle an increase in flooding events, water security, air quality, biodiversity and human health and wellbeing.
Matt Ellis (Climate Resilience Lead at Greater Manchester Combined Authority)
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Fireside Chat
The fireside chat session will be Involving a local representative, to have discussion with the previous speakers on the context-specific challenges and opportunities in relation to the case studies. Q&A session with public would be included as well. Moderated by Roberto Benetello
Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)
Claudia Carani (Senior Expert at Italian Energy and Sustainable Development Agency (AESS))
Zalina Shamsudin (General Manager at Capital Market Malaysia (CMM))
Matt Ellis (Climate Resilience Lead at Greater Manchester Combined Authority)

Speakers

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid (Chairman of BCSD Malaysia Berhad)

Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid

Chairman of BCSD Malaysia Berhad

H.E. Massimo Rustico (Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia)

H.E. Massimo Rustico

Ambassador of Italy to Malaysia

H.E. Charles Hay MVO (High Commissioner at British High Commission)

H.E. Charles Hay MVO

High Commissioner at British High Commission

Eng. Giovanna Villari (Sustainable Technologies Commercial Manager at Saipem)

Eng. Giovanna Villari

Sustainable Technologies Commercial Manager at Saipem

Arshad Mohamed Ismail (President/Group CEO of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad/Malaysia Development Bank)

Arshad Mohamed Ismail

President/Group CEO of Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad/Malaysia Development Bank

Roberto Benetello (Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia)

Roberto Benetello

Executive Director of BCSD Malaysia

Claudia Carani (Senior Expert at Italian Energy and Sustainable Development Agency (AESS))

Claudia Carani

Senior Expert at Italian Energy and Sustainable Development Agency (AESS)

Matt Ellis (Climate Resilience Lead at Greater Manchester Combined Authority)

Matt Ellis

Climate Resilience Lead at Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Zalina Shamsudin (General Manager at Capital Market Malaysia (CMM))

Zalina Shamsudin

General Manager at Capital Market Malaysia (CMM)

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