Initiative 2: CFO Roundtable

Objectives:

  • To identify existing approaches towards ESG funding/ sustainability related financial instruments and appetite towards sustainable financing
  • To identify key CFO challenges in convincing shareholders, employees and other stakeholders on sustainability ROI (climate change and beyond)
  • To identify best practices in CFO level engagement with ESG fund managers

Round Table Composition

10 CFOs of PLCs, possibly a Government Minister, a Sustainability expert and/or a Catalyst.

Methodology

The Round Table will commence with a brief introduction by the Chair to the purpose of the discussion and the outputs we aim to deliver.  The moderator will then lead a semi-structured discussion over a period of c. 90 minutes on what the successes and challenges that the CFOs have experienced in incorporating Sustainability into the day to day operation of their companies in the last few years.   This may for example include capital raising via ESG approach, justifying sustainability linked investments and calculating financial ROI on “soft” issues.

Partners

TBD

Outcome

Malaysian representatives at global CFO Taskforce for Sustainable Finance

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