Enhancing Malaysia’s renewable energy sector

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WITH a growing global commitment towards net-zero emissions of global warming gases and increasing awareness of sustainable finance, Bursa Malaysia recently launched Malaysia’s first voluntary carbon market, the Bursa Carbon Exchange.

While leveraging the private sector’s growing ESG (environment, social, governance) commitments is a great start, more can be done to mobilise private finances in a net-zero transition – particularly in the energy sector, which underpins virtually all economic activities in the country.

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