Sustainable Financing for SMEs, Corporate and Financial Institutions (Malaysia)

A webinar explaining how sustainable financing due diligence is carried out, the checks to identify environmental and climate risks and how detailed information on sustainability projects and corporate portfolios are used to assess their impact.


1 hour (1 CPD unit)


Globally green projects are undertaken by companies that have a serious commitment towards climate risk mitigation and protection of the Planet and the People.  

Greater opportunities exist for scaling of such projects with financing from financial institutions. Financial institutions are offering sustainable financing  facilities to large corporates with special rate and criteria – all concentrated on low carbon financing programmes. 

Green project financing for large economic sector players such as power, transport, and land use companies, including clean energy projects keeps rising with total green financing and investments worth billions. 

Regulators are mandating financial institutions to work together with industry players to assess ESG risks in financing large projects involving futuristic returns. Green does not necessarily ensure the project is green nor are the returns promised. Hence both parties- bank and customers/ companies need to align with sustainability criteria for assessing and rating projects. 

Board of Directors in Financial Institutions are cognizant over risks in cost of financing green projects.  

For clarity both businesses and banks should be clear on how projects are considered sustainable, which are key criteria for due diligence and how to measure impact of the project for disbursement of financing  

Low carbon transition strategies are driving financial institutions to attract corporates and SMEs towards their sustainable finance agenda. 

Objectives of the talk:

  • To understand how a low carbon/sustainable financing due diligence is carried out.
  • To understand what constitutes as sustainability risk and climate risk.
  • To prepare sufficient data and intelligence surrounding sustainability projects and corporate portfolios for sustainable financing.
  • To be clear how to avoid greenwashing practices in sustainable financing- what technical inputs are required.


Sunita Devi

Sunita is a Certified Sustainability Reporting and Audit Assurance Specialist. Her expertise lies in technical advisory of gaps related to Sustainability reporting, ESG performance, Net Zero strategy of Public Listed Companies (PLCs). Her keen eye for technical review of impact analysis in ESG investments is in accordance to the reporting and audit principles.  

Trainer is also Certified in Law and Sustainability from Oxford University.    

Her advisory helps Board of Directors and Senior Management to keep their reputation in check and avoid greenwashing in their sustainability journey.

She has worked with global European companies in navigating best practices in sustainability for their Supply Chain stakeholders worldwide.  

Therefore, her training, webinar, coaching, advisory and consulting services on sustainability analytics, provide holistic approaches for Senior Management to strategically run their organization at the same time drive sustainability and ESG performance.  

Some of the organizations she has worked with include names such as Sunway, YTL, Prudential, Stanchart, OCBC, Starwood, Marriott, Malaysia Airports, Ancom, Swift, Air Selangor, Cenviro, Sabah Port, Hektar, Suria Capital,  just to name a few.

Since 2008 the Trainer has been writing on Sustainability and working on grant projects in Vietnam, Bhutan and Indonesia.  She holds a Masters Degree in Knowledge Management and is currently concluding a DBA in Sustainable Development.

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