Bank Negara launches greening value chain programme


KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has collaborated with financial institutions and strategic partners to launch the greening value chain (GVC) programme in conjunction with Finance Day at COP-27.

COP-27 is the 27th United Nations climate change conference which is being held from Nov 6 to 18, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

In a statement today, BNM said the GVC programme aims to assist Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in implementing impactful, long-term change to green their operations.

"This can be achieved through offering of technical advice by participating organisations and transition financing from the Low Carbon Transition Fund (LCTF),” it said, adding that the programme would also provide technical training and on-site diagnosis.

BNM governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said as Malaysia is an exporting nation, many Malaysian SMEs form part of global supply chains that need to adapt to the changing policies of the country’s trade partners to remain resilient and globally competitive.

"This includes addressing value chain emissions to keep pace with the global race towards net zero and to prepare for policies that may be imposed by our trading partners.

"The GVC programme is one step in helping SMEs make this important transition,” she said. - Bernama

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