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Our Sustainability Journey

For over a decade, we have been integrating ESG principles into what we do


Our ESG Journey

Our commitment to ESG is what drives our operations, risk management, research and actions.

Maybank Group is committed to mobilising RM50 billion in sustainable finance by 2025. At Maybank Investment Banking Group, we will be playing our part in meeting this pledge.

As part of our mission to Humanise Financial Services, we exist to be a force for good, doing the right things right and leaving no one behind. We do this through striking a strategic balance between being attentive to the implications of our actions on the communities we serve and to the needs of our different stakeholders.

Our ultimate ambition is to embed ESG principles across all our operations and decision-making, to drive change for a better, more sustainable and inclusive world.

Writing the ESG story in ASEAN

Over the years, we have been leading the ESG discussions in our region, through our Invest ASEAN series of conferences, Captains Speak sessions and initiatives with clients and investors. Through both Islamic and conventional financing, we have led green finance initiatives in ASEAN.

We are active owners of the ESG journey, applying an ESG mindset to every aspect of our business, including our investment products and advisory, support for under-served and vulnerable communities, ensuring inclusiveness and equitable opportunity in the workplace and the promotion of ESG-compliant financing.

The linkage from ESG to value creation is real. We have strategies in place to achieve ESG-positive outcomes for ourselves and our clients by providing offerings and solutions that deliver positive impact to the community and our stakeholders.

These are the common beliefs, ambitions and actions that energise our work each day. ... Show more
Ensure a just transition to a low carbon economy
We will not finance any new coal mining activity or any activities that result in new clearance of forests, whether for plantation, property development or construction.

We are working with our clients, relevant organisations, and countries in our region, to further explore the development of cleaner, more efficient, and environmentally friendly energy sources. ... Show more
Promote development and growth
We are actively involved in the expansion and development of ASEAN's multinationals, SMEs and entrepreneurs; but we work equally hard in supporting the economic growth and reductions in inequalities in the communities that grow alongside them. Leaving no one behind is a key objective for our business. ... Show more
Commit to a carbon neutral position
We are continuously working to reduce our own carbon footprint, with a plan to reach a carbon neutral position for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, and a net zero carbon position by 2050. ... Show more
Build a strong ESG culture
Doing the right thing is the mantra that drives our thinking and actions. We are committed to achieving 1 million hours per annum on sustainability-led projects and initiatives. Our goal is to deliver one thousand significant SDG-related outcomes as an organisation by 2025. Change begins with our own actions. We are committed to leading the way. ... Show more
Our Support of Renewable Energy
We are committed to deploying capital where it can lead to a more sustainable future. Since 2020 we have been involved in four large-scale solar photovoltaic power plant projects, with total financing of approximately RM1.3 billion. These projects provide an opportunity to replace conventional coal or gas-powered plants in the local energy grid and to lower carbon emissions.

We also supported the SunLease programme in Malaysia through a RM70 million loan to construct a 30MW rooftop photovoltaic system to generate cheaper electricity. ... Show more
Cypark Ref's RM550 million SRI Sukuk Muhabarah Programme
Cypark Ref's RM550 million SRI Sukuk is an award-winning, landmark green financing deal in Malaysia. We led the deal and brought in an unprecedented Solar Turnkey Financing Structure that enabled Cypark to tap into the debt capital market for the funding of three, separate, large scale solar projects. The three solar projects, 90MW in total, are projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2.4 million tonnes over 21 years. ... Show more
Supporting Innovation through Financing of Waste-to-Energy projects
In 2020 we channeled RM374 million into refinancing waste-to-energy projects as an opportunity to advance renewable energy generation in Malaysia. These projects also support waste management efforts by incinerating municipal solid waste to produce steam for electricity generation. They are slated to convert 600 tonnes of waste per day, generating up to 25MW of power, with the potential to expand further in the future. ... Show more

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