October 19

Report: Retail Investor Capital Presents $35 Billion Growth Opportunity for Sustainable Investing in Malaysia

Malaysia could mobilise US$35 billion (RM165 billion) in sustainable retail investments by 2030, particularly the financing of climate transition, according to Standard Chartered’s Sustainable Banking Report 2022.

This capital could also play a critical part in bridging funding gaps in Malaysia’s other environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities such as pollution and waste management.

The report said Malaysia has high potential for growth in sustainable investing, largely due to its significant population and rising domestic wealth. Across Malaysia, 36% of investors want to put their money towards addressing climate issues.

Greater access and transparency in the sustainable investment ecosystem could mobilise Malaysia’s retail capital potential in reaching its carbon neutrality targets, aside from other ESG issues of concern to retail investors, such as pollution, waste management and energy security.

Photo courtesy of Micheile Henderson.

Source: The Sun (link opens in a new window)

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