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THE REALITY OF SUSTAINABILITY NEEDS
Global warming and environmental degradation is considered the most significant barrier to sustainable development. An estimate by the London School of Economics suggests about USD 2.5 trillion of value at risk (VaR) for financial assets at the global level due to the widespread adverse impacts of climate change (Dietz et al., 2016). On the other hand, The Economist estimates that a total of around USD 4.2 trillion of global financial asset could be at risk due to climate-related exposures (EIU, 2015). The risks for financial institutions related to finance and investment can be classified in six categories: physical, secondary, policy, liability, transitional, and reputational (Ernst and Young, 2016). Financial institutions (FIs) are particularly the best candidate to divert finances towards the SDGs; it is because they hold immense power over financial and investment decision-making processes of economic agents. If financial institutions in developing countries like Bangladesh can be appropriately linked to the national sustainable development frameworks and progresses, the expanding funding gap could be substantially narrowed. However, it requires major innovation in the current financial architecture, products and services, business models, and the regulatory frameworks.
Across the world, Bangladesh is considered a key and natural victim of climate change and environmental degradation, where lives and economic activities are under substantial threat. The threat to lives and businesses could generate substantial adverse impacts for the financial markets and institutions, if they do not consider sustainability into their operation. Furthermore, the financial markets and institutions have another vital role to play, i.e., fulfilling the huge funding gap faced by developing countries like Bangladesh in achieving sustainability goals (Corfee‐Morlo et al., 2009; ECOSOC Chamber, 2018; Barua, 2020). Financial institutions and markets, as the core agent for fund mobilization in the economy, need to play a pro-active role right now to ensure a sustainable future for Bangladesh. In addition, the financial regulations need to upgrade by incorporating sustainability considerations to facilitate the role of financial markets and institutions.
AIM OF THE CONFERENCE
Through ICSFI 2021, Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM) aims to raise the concepts and significance of making financial products, services, processes, and institutions sustainability-oriented, with a particular relevance to Bangladesh. The conference will bring together academics, market stakeholders, and regulators to develop ideas and an action plan for gradually introducing new sustainable financing and investment solutions and transforming the traditional ones.
CONFERENCE PLATFORM AND TELECAST
All sessions of ICSFI 2021 will take place virtually on Zoom platform and will be live telecast on social media through BICM Facebook Page and YouTube channel.
H. E. Robert Chatterton DicksonHonorable British High Commissioner to Bangladesh
Robert Chatterton Dickson has been British High Commissioner in Dhaka since March 2019, responsible for representing the United Kingdom and leading across the British Government’s priorities in Bangladesh.
From September 2018 to January 2019 Robert was Additional Director Western Balkans Programme in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. From August 2015 to August 2018 he served as a Director in the National Security Secretariat (NSS) in the Cabinet Office, heading the Secretariat team supporting the National Security Council (NSC) and the National Security Adviser. He was also responsible for coordination of policy on a range of international issues, and had lead responsibility in NSS for the cross-Government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund.
Robert spent two years from 2013 to 2015 as Deputy Ambassador and Chargé d’Affaires at the British Embassy in Kabul during a period of political and military change in Afghanistan. From 2010 to 2013 he served as HM Consul General in Chicago, promoting UK economic, commercial and political interests across 13 states of the US Midwest. He was Head of the FCO Counter Terrorism Department from 2007 to 2010 and British Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia from 2004 to 2007.
Robert’s earlier FCO experience included serving in the British Embassies in Washington (as Press Officer then Private Secretary to the Ambassador) and Manila (as Political and Press Officer). He has also worked in the FCO in London on issues including Iraq, NATO, defence exports, UN Peacekeeping and nuclear arms control. Before joining the FCO in 1990 Robert worked as an analyst and UK and global portfolio manager for the asset management arm of Morgan Grenfell & Co, a merchant bank in the City of London.
Robert is married to Teresa Albor, an artist who was born in the US. He has a stepdaughter, a stepson and two daughters at university.
Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul IslamChairman, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC)
Professor Shibli Rubayat has been in the field of Finance and Banking education for more than the last two decades. During this period Professor Shibli has played an active role in many Businesses, chambers, and Research related to Finance and Banking field at
home and abroad. Author of the Finance and Banking textbook for the secondary students published by the National Board Professor Shibli has more than 15 research publications in his field and 5 international research paper presentations abroad. His field of specialization is Law and Practice of Banking, Retail and E-Banking, Foreign Exchange and International Banking, Corporate Governance, Legal Aspects of Business.
Recently he has been awarded as a ‘Guest Professor’ at Sichuan University at Chengdu China till 2021. All through first class in his academic carrier, he also has research degree, diploma and training in the field of Finance and Banking in UK, Australia and Korea.
Dr. Atiur RahmanFormer Governor, Bangladesh Bank
Dr. Atiur Rahman appointed as the 10th Governor of Bangladesh Bank, on May 2005 to March 15, 2016.
Sean KidneyCo-Founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO, working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, ASEAN and Africa; and market tracking services for the green bonds industry. He is a member of the European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance, and was a member of its predecessors, the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. He is also a member of green finance committees in China, India, Mexico and Khazakhstan. Sean is also a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.
Frank Rijsberman PhDDirector General, Global Green Growth Institute
Dr. Frank Rijsberman leads the Global Green
Growth Institute (GGGI) in supporting
governments transition towards a model of
economic growth that is environmentally
sustainable and socially inclusive. With
over 30 years’ experience addressing the
challenges of environmental sustainability and
poverty reduction with leading international
organizations and philanthropic foundations,
Dr. Rijsberman was initially appointed as the
Director-General of the Institute, on October 1,
2016 and re-appointed for a second term
starting October 1, 2020.
In his role, Dr. Rijsberman engages with senior
international stakeholders to drive the green
growth agenda and help mobilize finance for
climate action and sustainable development. As
an advocate for sustainable development, Dr.
Rijsberman is focused on supporting GGGI
Member and partner governments to implement
their Nationally Determined Contributions
(NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and achieve
their Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)
He holds a PhD degree in water resources
management and planning from Colorado State
University (US) and a MSc and BS in Civil
Engineering from Delft University of Technology
Mafiz Uddin AhmedAdditional Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh
Mafiz Uddin Ahmed, Additional Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh
Dr. Muhammad Abdul MoyeenDean, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka
Professor Dr. Muhammad Abdul Moyeen, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka
Shirajun Noor ChowdhuryJoint Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh
Shirajun Noor Chowdhury, Joint Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh
Dr. Nahid HossainJoint Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh
- Doctor of Engineering in Environment and Life Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering
Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Awarded on 5 December 2012
- Master of Economics (Research Thesis)
Graduate School of Economics
Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
Awarded on 28 September 2007
- Master of Commerce (course work)
Department of Finance and Banking,
University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Year – 1996
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honors)
Department of Finance and Banking
University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
Bangladesh Institute of Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Award and Scholarships
- Receipeint of Kubota Fund (Grant by Nippon Koei Ltd, Japan) for Doctor of Engineering Research for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Amount of grant JPY 1,200,000/annum.
- Graduate School of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Aichi, Japan and Japanese Government Joint Research Grant for San-En Nanshin Region Development Study Project for the years 2009, 2010, and 2011. Amount of grant JPY 840,000/annum plus tuition fees for Doctor of Engineering degree.
- Japan Developmet Scholarship (JDS) receipient for Master of Economics degree at Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan. ODA Scholarship of Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 2005-07. Amount of grant: JPY 2,100,000/annum plus tuition fees to the univesity and other stipends for purchasing laptops, books and research materials.
- Study Project of Dhaka City Solid Waste Management funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA- worked as Consultant in the years 2011-12. Amount of Fund: BDT 700,000/- or US$10,000.
1. Joint Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh (8 June 2020 to date).
Responsibilities: Responsible officer for Capital Market, Insurance and Non-Banking Financial Institutions of Bangladesh Economy.
Director, Board of Directors, BASIC Bank Ltd.
2. Deputy Secretary, Government of Bangladesh (1 October 2019 to 4 June 2020).
Responsibilities: responsible officer for Capital Market, Non-Banking Financial Institutions of Bangladesh Economy. Alternative focal point of SDG of FID.
3. Visiting Fellow (Adjunct Faculty), Western Sydney University, NSW, Australia (21 February 2016- 31 August 2019).
Responsibilities: conduct research and teach on various development issues on energy and natural environment, development, macro/micro-economic issues and their legal framework impact analysis through human rights, migrations rights and environmental law analysis. Supervision of post-graduate researchers of the school. Conducting training on various waste to energy, environmental law and human rights related topics.
4. Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh (24 November 2015 to 16 February 2016).
Responsibilities: Attached as Secretary, Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC). Conducting research on various enegry generations options including waste to energy, renewable energy, use of municipal solid waste to generate energy, publication of research articles, publication of journals, liasion with different academic and research institutions to facilitate research on waste to energy, funding of research activities, and arranging seminars and conferences on energy and power issues. It was a success of the council to introduce waste to energy in Bangladesh
5. Superintendent of Police, Armed Police Battalion Headquarters, Dhaka, Bangladesh (25 Jun 2014 to 23 November 2015).
Responsibilities: Look after administrative and security functions of Armed Police Battalion Bangladesh that are primarily deployed for different key point installations of Bangladesh including power plants, nuclear power plant, airports, bridges, power and energy distribution lines, etc.
6. Superintendent of Police, Natore, Bangladesh (8 Feb 2013 to 16 Jun 2014).
Responsibilities: Police Chief of Natore District. As the Police Chief responsible to manage overall administration of district police. It includes criminal and human rights administration, HRM, accounts, development and planning of the department and the district. At present, supervising 820 personnel of Natore District police. As of one of the core officers of the district, responsibilities include contribute in development process the district including energy sector development and distribution of the district. The Police Chief is also a member of the Executive Planning and Development Committee of municipalites of the district and responsible for proper management of solid waste, energy-enviroment interaction issues of the munipalities.
7. General Trainer, Police Training Department, CIVPOL, United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste, UNMIT (July 07, 2012- Nov 17, 2012) – 4 months.
Responsibilities: Contribute in capacity building project of Police Training Center, National Police of Timor-Leste, PNTL under UNMIT and Government of Timor-Leste Joint Development Plan. Major task is to provide training to PNTL officers, develop curriculum, day-to-day admin and liaison.
8. Superintendent of Police (Academic), Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah, Rajshahi. (15 February, 2012 –5 July, 2012)- 4 months.
Responsibility: Planning, coordination, evaluation and administration of courses offered in the Academy. Focal point of Master of Police Science course of the Academy. MPS degree is offered under recognition of Faculty of Law, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
9. Deputy Director (Planning, Evaluation & Coordination), Police Staff College Bangladesh, Mirpur, Dhaka. (18 December, 2011- 15 February 2012) – 3 months.
Responsibility: Planning and designing courses, research and publications of the college.
10. Research Assistant (R.A.) of Prof. Yuzuru Miyata Lab., Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan (1/12/08- 30/11/2011) – 3 Years,
Responsibility: conducting and assisting Doctor of Engineering supervisor on academic research. Publishing journal articles, presenting research findings on conferences, teaching junior students, so on. Since the Doctorate degree was focusing waste to energy and proper use of municipal solid waste, visiting different incineration facilities, learning Japanese technology of waste to energy, management of municipal solid waste, management of organic wastes was key tasks of the role.
11. Japan Development Scholarship Scholar and Master of Economics Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, Yamaguchi University, Japan (1/10/2005-30/09/2007) – 2 years. The Masters’ years focused learning Japanese management of system to accommodate energy-environment interaction.
12. Japan Development Scholar for learning Japanese as a second language, JICE Dhaka Office and JICA Okinawa International Centre, Okinawa, Japan (15/3/2005-15/9/2005)- 6 months.
13. Also worked as Additional Superintendent of Police, Pabna, Bangladesh, Additional Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police and Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police, Munshigonj since joining police in 1999.
Research and publications
Book Published: (1)
Towards Green: Sustainability Assessment of Japanese City: Nahid Hossain
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-659-43822-6
Research Article Publications: (5)
1. An Economic Analysis of Municipal Solid Waste Management of Toyohashi city, Japan: Evidences from Environmental Kuznets Curve (refereed paper), Journal of Human and Environmental Symbiosis, Japan, ISSN 1346-3489, Vol. 21, July, 2012.
2. Environmental Sustainability, Energy Use and Economic Growth: an Analysis of Toyohashi City Energy-Economy Interaction (refereed paper with Yuzuru Miyata), ISOR Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 31-36, July, 2012.
3. Economic Growth and Environment: Cross Factor Analysis of Toyohashi City, Japan (refereed paper with Yuzuru Miyata), Journal of Business and Globalization, Vol.3, Issue 3, pp. 30-46, Mar, 2012.
4. Economic Linkage Effect of Expressway Construction: An Empirical Analysis of San-en Nanshin Expressway in San-en Nanshin Region of Japan (refereed paper with Khondaker M. Rahman), Nanzan Management Review, Vol. 26. No. 1, June 2011.
5. Good Governance, Administration, and Management for Development in Bangladesh (refereed paper with Khondaker M. Rahman, David M. Potter, Taslima Rahman, Maksuda Sultana, and Shamsunnahar Khanam), Nanzan Management Review, Vol. 24, No. 1.2, October, 2009.
Conference Papers: (6)
1. A Simplified Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Model of San-En-Nanshin Region in Japan, 57th North American Regional Science Conference in Denver, Colorado, USA.. (November, 2010). (co-authors: Ha Thi Thu Trang, Yuzuru Miyata).
2. Interregional Computable General Equilibrium Model of Prefectural Cross-Border Areas in Japan, 47th Conference of Japan Section of Regional Science International, October, 2010, Tokyo, Japan. (co-authors: Ha Thi Thu Trang, Yuzuru Miyata). Award winner: Best Paper Presentation Category).
3. A Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Model of San En Nanshin Region in Japan, 50th Anniversary European Congress of the Regional Science Association International, August 2010, Jönköping, Sweden. (co-authors: with Yuzuru Miyata, Ha Thi Thu Trang, Shuan Han).
4. Intercity General Equilibrium Analysis of San En Nanshin Region of Japan, paper presented on 56th North American Regional Science Conference, November, 2009, San Francisco, California, USA. (co-authors: Ha Thi Thu Trang, Yuzuru Miyata).
5. Intercity Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of San En Nanshin Region in Japan, Paper presented in 46th Conference of Japan Section of Regional Science, October, 2009, Hiroshima, Japan (CD-ROM paper), (co-authors: Ha Thi Thu Trang, Yuzuru Miyata, Hiroyuki Shibusawa).
6. An Economic Analysis of Municipal Solid Waste Management of Toyohashi City, Japan: Evidences from Environmental Kuznets Curve; Paper presented on 53rd Congress of European Regional Science Association, ERSA, 27-31 August 2013, Palermo, Italy. (Co-authors: Yuzuru Miyata, Hiroyuki Shibusawa).
Trainings and Award:
1. International Visitors Leadership Program, IVLP organized by United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C., USA (14 April 2014 to 2 May 2014).
2. Basic Training, Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah, Rajshahi, Bangladesh (1999-2000) - 1 year.
One year Basic Training for the Commissioned Police Officers. The training included physical and technical training and academic trainings on law, legal affairs, human rights, criminology, medical jurisprudence, management, accounts and so on.
3. Foundation Training, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2001-2002)- 4 months.
Four months Foundation Training for the Civil Service Officers of Bangladesh which included Government Procedures, Administrative Systems, Basic Computer Skills, Management, Foreign Policy, and so on.
6. Peace Support Orientation Course, Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training, Gazipur, Bangladesh (Oct-Nov, 2004) - 1 month.
Training course for United Nations Peace Support officers.
7. Junior Staff Course, Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah, Rajshahi, Bangladesh (4 weeks).
3. Attachment Program on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development, Comilla, Bangladesh (1 week).
4. Orientation Course for Civil Service Officers, Bangladesh Military Academy, Chittagong, Bangladesh (5 weeks).
5. Induction Training, United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste, UNMIT HQ, Dili, Timor-Leste (2 weeks).
International Seminar & Conferences Attended
1. JICA Seminar on Social Welfare, JICA Sapporo Center, Japan. (March 2007)-1 week.
Seven days seminar organized by JICA, The theme of the seminar was to know about Japan’s social welfare system at prefecture level and the running of the system. The seminar included class room lecture sessions and field trips to various service centers.
2. World Bank Teleconference: Japan (various cities), South Korea, Vietnam, Adelaide (Australia) and Washington DC on Environment Issue (August, 2007).
3. APEC Financial Regulations Training Initiative Regional Seminar on Green Finance in Asia and Supervisory Implication jointly organize by ADB and Government of Korea, Seoul (4 Nov 2019 to 6 Nov 2019).
4. Bangladesh Capital Market Road Show organised by Bangladesh Securities & Exchange Commission, Dubai, UAE (10 Feb 2021- 12 Feb 2021).
- Member, Human and Environmental Symbiosis, Japan (Academic Association).
- Member, Japan Section of Regional Science International, (Academic Association).
- Member, Japan Universities Alumni Association Bangladesh (JUAAB), Embassy of Japan, Bangladesh affiliated association.
- Member, Bangladesh Police Service Association (Professional Association).
- Member, Rangpur Old Cadets Association, Bangladesh.
- Member, Finance Alumni, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- English (Native level)
- Bengali (Native)
- Japanese (Fluent)
Ricco ZhangSenior Director, Asia Pacific, International Capital Market Association
Ricco Zhang is Senior Director, Asia Pacific of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) based in Hong Kong. Mr. Zhang is responsible for ICMA’s development in Greater China and works very closely with regulators, financial institutions and other organizations who are active at the capital markets in the region to promote and maintain the best market practice. He has previously worked for international law firms, investment banks and other financial institutions engaged in capital market transactions and mergers & acquisitions in Asia and has extensive experience as a market practitioner. Mr. Zhang graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.
Lasse RingiusDirector and Head of Green Investment Services, Global Green Growth Institute
Lasse Ringius joined GGGI on November 1, 2016 as Director and Head of Green Investment Services (GIS) in the Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD). Lasse is responsible for the GGGI team which is tasked with identification, design and development of bankable projects and green fund structures in GGGI member countries.
Lasse combines more than 25 years of professional experience in green infrastructure and climate finance at, among others, International Finance Corporation, i.e., the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, the World Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre, and CICERO, a leading international climate and environment think tank. Prior to joining GGGI, Lasse worked at the IFC, where he focused on innovative climate finance/carbon-linked structures and products. He led the design and October 2016 launch of a first-of-its-kind $152 million bond for forest conservation issued by IFC and developed new products for carbon trading platforms in China. In his assignment at the World Bank, he oversaw the preparation of more than 80 carbon off-take agreements, worth around $540 million. He has been appointed by the UNFCCC CDM Executive Board as international energy expert, has published articles on energy, environment, and climate issues in leading peer-reviewed journals, and has been a reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Lasse holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Originally from Denmark, he has lived in Italy, Norway, the USA, and most recently the UAE, and has worked in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and East Asia.
Professor Dr. Moorad Choudhry,Independent Non-Executive Director, Recognise Bank, the UK
Galina AlovaDPhil Candidate, University of Oxford and Former Economist, OECD
Galina is based at the Sustainable Finance Programme of the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, currently completing her DPhil degree. Her research focuses on the transition of the global electricity sector towards renewable energy and away from fossil-fuel-based power generation, with two of her recent studies published in Nature Energy and covered by over 100 news outlets and radio programmes, including BBC, The Guardian, Bloomberg and The New York Times. In her work, she applies machine-learning-based techniques.
Previously at the OECD, Galina led work on the extractive sector's decarbonisation, as well as working on green development finance and natural capital management.
Galina’s experience also includes the role of an economic advisor to the Minister and Permanent Secretary of Industrialisation and Trade in Namibia. She started her career as an economist in the UK and Scottish Governments.
Galina holds an MPhil in spatial economics and urban planning from the University of Cambridge and MA in economics from the University of Glasgow.
Khondkar Morshed MillatGeneral Manager, Sustainable Finance Department, Bangladesh Bank
Khondkar Morshed Millat, General Manager, Sustainable Finance Department, Bangladesh Bank
Dr. Saleemul HuqDirector, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and a Lead Author of IPCC Climate Report
Dr Saleemul Huq
Dr Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) as well as Associate of the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom as well as the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and also Senior Adviser on Locally Led Adaptation with Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) headquartered in the Netherlands.
He is an expert in adaptation to climate change in the most Vulnerable developing countries and has been a lead author of the third, fourth and fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and he also advises the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
He has published hundreds of scientific as well as popular articles and was recognized as one of the top twenty global influencers on climate change policy in 2019 and top scientist from Bangladesh on climate change science.
Relevant accomplishments, awards or recognitions or media coverage received for his work
Dr. Sisira ColombageAssociate Professor, Finance and Discipline Head, Accounting & Finance, Federation University Australia
Dr Colombage is an internationally acclaimed Associate Professor of Finance known for his research, teaching and expertise especially on Corporate finance, financial markets, and Financial Technology.
Associate Professor Colombage’s previous appointments include University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Kobe University and Monash University. He is currently serving as the Discipline head of Accounting and Finance, Economics & Law at the Federation Business School. He has published papers in numerous journals including the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, Accounting and Finance, Journal of Asian Economics, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and Applied Economics and presented papers in international conferences.
A/Prof Colombage is a full member of CPA (Australia) and a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Dr. Micol Alexandria ChiesaConsultant, Bain & Company, Italy and Lecturer in Circular Economy, University of Oxford
Micol Chiesa is a consultant in the Energy and Natural Resources Department of Bain and Co., a top management-consulting firm. She also lectures in Circular Economic at the University of Oxford. Currently, Micol is involved in developing the circular economy market in Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), aimed at creating sustainable energy to combat global warming. Micol holds a PhD in environmental economics at the University of Oxford and has a master’s degree in Energy Resources and the Environment at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). Before returning to Italy, Micol worked for a few years as an environmental consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations, where she helped developing renewable energy markets in South Africa. She is a fellow at the Royal Geographical Society.
Sergio Henrique Collaco de CarvalhoHead of Sustainability, Planet First Partners
Sergio spent more than 15 years in various technical and managerial positions in the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment and associated agencies before engaging with sustainable investing in 2020.
He started his career at the Brazilian National Institute for the Environment, at first working with the environmental assessment of energy projects and then moving over to Protected Areas. During his time in government, he was appointed as Director of Protected Areas and then deputy National Secretary for Biodiversity, having raised a USD 230 million fund for the third phase of the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and an MPhil in Animal Biology from the University of Brasilia and is currently finishing his PhD at the University of Oxford. In the past 4 years Sergio started working with ESG and sustainability reporting and has been recently appointed as Head of Sustainability for Planet First Partners.
- PETERSON, H., CARVALHO, S.H.C.
Rewilding and Gazetting the Iberá National Park: Using an Asset Approach to Evaluate Project Success. Conservation Science and Practice, publicado online em 18 de setembro de 2020 - https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.258
- BRAGAGNOLO, C., MALHADO, A.C.M., BERNARD, E., ALEXANDRE, F., GAMA, G. M., CAMPOS-SILVA, J., EFE, M., JEPSON, P., CORREIA, R. A., LADLE, R. J., CARVALHO, S.H.C.
Hunting in Brazil: what are the options?. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation, 17 (2): 71-79, 2019.
- JEPSON, P., CALDECOTT, B., SCHMITT, S.F., CARVALHO, S.H.C., CORREIA, R.A., GAMARRA, N., BRAGAGNOLO, C., MALHADO, A.C.M. AND LADLE, R.J.
Protected area asset stewardship. Biological Conservation, 212: 183-190.
- CONSTANTINO, R., CARVALHO, S. H. C.
A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical termite genus Cyrilliotermes Fontes (Isoptera, Termitidae, Syntermitinae). Zootaxa (Auckland. Print). , v.3186, p.25 - 41, 2012.
- CONSTANTINO, R., CARVALHO, S. H. C.
Paracurvitermes, a New Genus of Syntermitinae (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology. , v.57, p.377 - 388, 2011.
- CARVALHO, S. H. C., CONSTANTINO, R.
Taxonomic Revision of the Neotropical Termite Genus Curvitermes Holmgren (Isoptera: Termitidae: Syntermitinae). Sociobiology. , v.57, p.643 - 657, 2011.
- CONSTANTINO, R., ACIOLI, Agno, SCHMIDT, Karen, CUEZZO, C, CARVALHO, S. H. C., VASCONCELLOS, A
A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical termite genera Labiotermes Holmgren and Paracornitermes Emerson (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae). Zootaxa (Auckland. Print). , v.1340, p.1 - 44, 2006.
Fenella AouaneDeputy Director and Head of Carbon Pricing Global Practice, Global Green Growth Institute
Fenella Aouane: Deputy Director, GGGI.
Fenella heads GGGI’s Carbon Pricing Global Practice. As a deputy director, she is a carbon market expert with extensive experience as both a buyer and structurer of carbon transactions. She leads several programs on carbon investigating how to open up the carbon markets under Article 6, with the aim of enabling finance flows to help meet the Paris targets. Used to working in frontier markets she was previously a Director with Standard Bank, Africa’s largest investment bank, where she completed several award-winning transactions related to the carbon market under Kyoto. Fenella has over 25 years’ experience in commodity and financial derivative markets, helping private and public sector clients manage risks and exposure to markets. Currently based in Seoul, she works with countries across GGGI’s membership and has previously worked in London and South Africa
Prof. Dr. Mizan R. KhanDeputy Director, ICCCAD and Programme Director, LUCCC
Prof. Dr. Mizan R. Khan is currently Deputy Director at the Int’l Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) & Programme Director, LDC Universities’ Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC), Dhaka. Prof. Khan has recently been conferred the award of the `most outstanding professor’ by the World Education Congress. He served as a Visiting Professor/Fellow: at the University of Manitoba; School of Public Policy/University of Maryland; Universite de Poitiers; & at Brown University. He is a Lead Author of the IPCC & attends climate negotiations as the lead in climate finance with the Bangladesh delegation since 2001. Dr. Khan has a wide range of publications including several books published by Routledge & MIT Press, on climate change economics, politics and capacity building. He speaks French & Russian as well.
A.K.M. Mamunur RashidClimate Change Specialist, United Nations Development Programme - Bangladesh
A.K.M. Mamunur Rashid, Climate Change Specialist, United Nations Development Programme - Bangladesh
Ashik Chowdhury, CFACountry Sustainable Finance Lead, Wholesale Banking, HSBC
Having recently relocated back from London to add value and contribute in emerging markets, Ashik leads sustainable finance efforts and is a key member of the structured banking team for HSBC Bangladesh. Last year, one of his deals won Best Sustainable Finance Deal of The Year by The Asset Triple A. Previously, Ashik led the Finance teams for American Airlines across Europe and Asia. He left Bangladesh a decade ago for London Business School and has since worked on Restructuring, M&A and Corporate Strategy. He is also a CFA Charterholder. Outside work, Ashik teaches at BUP as an adjunct professor.
Dr. Madurika NanayakkaraSenior Lecturer, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya
Dr. Nanayakkara is a Grade I Senior lecturer attached to the Department of Commerce and Financial Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. She obtained her Doctoral degree in the field of Finance from Federation University Australia. Her Ph.D. was on the ‘global green bond market.’ She also possesses a Master of Business Administration degree, specializing in Finance, from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has authored several research papers in green Finance, corporate failure, and financial reporting. Also, she serves as a reviewer in several international journals. She works as the Editor in Chief of the 12th International Conference on Business and Information conducted by University of Kelaniya and also serves in the editorial boards of Journal of Business and Technology issued by the University of Kelaniya and Journal of Financial Markets and Governance published by the Bangladesh Institute of Capital Markets.
Dr. Nanayakkara has received the best paper, best presenter, best reviewer, and best poster awards in several international research conferences.
Dr. Mahmuda AkterExecutive President, BICM and Professor, Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Dhaka
She has been teaching in the Department of Accounting at the University of Dhaka for about 26 years, including 12 years as a Professor. She has completed her Ph. D (major in Management Science and Engineering) as well as Masters (Major in Management Science and Engineering) at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her doctoral dissertation title is “Studies on Behavioral Issues in Target Cost Determination and Allocation Processes”. She also has completed Masters of Commerce in Accounting with honors from the University of Dhaka. Dr. Akter passed a certification course on International Financial Reporting Standards from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales [ICAEW]. Her area of specialization is Management Accounting. She also delivers lectures in Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Econometrics, Statistics Accounting Information Systems, Financial Management, Research Methodology, Advanced Financial Accounting, Strategic Management Accounting, etc. for the last couple of years. She attended a number of seminars and conferences on accounting issues at the home and abroad. Dr. Akter has several publications in internationally reputed refereed journals. She has written different chapters in several edited books published abroad. She has also published many articles in national journals.
Prof Mahmuda Akter has also served as a councilor of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), member of the board of directors of BDBL Investment Services Ltd, director of Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh (EGCB), director of North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL).
Dr. Christophe FaugèreProfessor of Finance and Economics, and Director SeeFar (Shift for Ecology, Economics, Finance and Accounting Research) Center, Kedge Business School
Christophe Faugère (pronounce Fo-Jair) obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester, USA, in 1993. He is Professor of Finance & Economics and head of the SEEFAR research center. Prior, he was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Finance Department at the UAlbany School of Business, NY, USA.
Ben McEwenClimate Change Investment Analyst at Sarasin & Partners LLP, UK
Ben is responsible for evaluating the investment implications of climate change and integrating these risks and opportunities into portfolios.
Prior to joining Sarasin & Partners in 2018, Ben worked for RBC and CIBC as a sell-side Equity Research Analyst covering global natural resources. He has also worked in audit and assurance for PwC in London, and as a commodities economist in Sydney, Australia.
Ben is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, holds a Certificate in Economics of Competing Energy Technologies from Stanford University and graduated the Global MBA at Imperial College London with Distinction.
Dr. Afifa RaihanaSenior Environmental Specialist, International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group
Dr. Afifa Raihana is a Senior Environmental Specialist at IFC, World Bank Group based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh and works across India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. She has more than 18 years of work experience in Sustainable Finance and climate change. She has worked both on investment and advisory projects across multiple regions. Afifa has been instrumental in developing policies and procedures on Sustainable Finance for Central Banks across South Asia and Middle East. She has worked extensively with Financial Institutions both on E&S risk management and also on climate finance.
Her current focus of work is identifying and managing E&S risks in the Financial Institution (FIG) portfolio, she also manages sustainability related advisory projects in the region. She has gained valuable experience while working both with industry and financial institutions, she is a certified energy auditor. Prior to joining IFC, Afifa leads the Sustainability initiative of Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore focusing on E&S risk management for high-risk projects like palm oil, ship breaking, oil, gas, and mining and manufacturing.
Afifa comes from a multidisciplinary educational background. She graduated from Dhaka University in Economics and then did her MSc from Oxford University, UK in Environmental Change and Management and completed her PhD from Bath University, UK. Her second book Learning and Sustainable Development: A case from the business sector (textile and garments) in Bangladesh was published in 2013.
Wajid Hasan ShahDirector (Studies), Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market
Wajid Hasan Shah is Director (Studies) at the Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM). He has 28 years of research and academic experience and has worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and the erstwhile Bangladesh Tariff Commission. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics from the USA and also holds an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) under the University of Dhaka. He has extensive involvement with policy issues & has consulted for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), IFPRI, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. He had worked on formulating the UNDP Bangladesh Country Program Document (CPD) along with former UN Director Dr. Subinay Nandy. and has also worked on the UN Bangladesh Immediate Socio-Economic Recovery Framework (ISERF) prepared to tackle the effects of COVID-19 on the country.
Dr. Suborna BaruaAssociate Professor of Finance, University of Dhaka, and Research Fellow (part-time), Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market
Short bio of Suborna Barua, PhD
Suborna Barua is Associate Professor at the Department of International Business, University of Dhaka. He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in climate-trade-investment nexus from Federation University Australia and BBA and MBA degrees in Finance from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Barua holds a 13-year long blended experience of teaching, research, and delivering training and consulting services in the field of Finance in national and international settings. He has been teaching courses in finance and banking at universities in both Australia and Bangladesh and delivering a number of professional training covering issues in sustainable finance, circular economy, financial and investment management, FinTech and financial analytics, and financial markets. Dr. Barua has also worked in several cross-border research projects with the World Bank, the UNDP, the DFID-UK, and the University of Oxford covering sustainable financing using green bonds and corporate environmental performance.
Further to teaching and research, Dr. Barua has served in financial and management consultant and advisory roles at more than ten local and multinational financial institutions. He currently heads the Research and Innovation Lab as a consultant at Royal Capital Limited, Dhaka. Dr. Barua has published a book, several book chapters, and over thirty articles in highly-ranked and high-impact factor journals and also currently serve as an editorial board member for several highly-ranked finance journals. His research area includes international trade and investment, finance, environment and sustainable development, and machine learning and artificial intelligence applications in finance and economics.
Sifullah KhaledDoctoral Candidate, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Assistant Professor, Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market
Sifullah is a doctoral researcher in climate finance at GCU London working on developing sustainable climate risk financing model for Bangladesh. He attained MSc. in International Economics and Finance from Glasgow Caledonian University and MBA in Finance from University of Dhaka. He also has attended summer academy in climate risk and adaptation at United Nations University. Sifullah has been working in academia for the last 10 years in different capacities. He has extensive experience of working in both conventional and development finance worlds. He has served as Research Fellow at IERB. He was Senior Assistant Director and later Consultant at Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development. He currently works as Assistant Professor at Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market.
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Sagira Sultana ProvatyLecturer, Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market
Sagira Sultana Provaty has been serving as a faculty member in an established research and academic institute, Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM) under the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since 2019. She initiated her career as a Finance Lecturer in Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) in 2017.
She has completed Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance with Honors from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. During her tenure at BICM, she has trained more than 2000 participants countrywide till date. Along with providing training, she delivers lectures in diverse topics related to in Financial Management, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. She has research interest particularly in Capital Markets, Climate Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Corporate Governance and Ethics. She writes regularly on recent economic issues in the daily English Newspapers of Bangladesh. Moreover, she has several publications in reputed refereed journals.
Dr. M Sadiqul Islam
Professor, Department of Finance, University of Dhaka
Dr. Mahfuzul Huq
Professor, Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Dhaka
Dr. Firdouse Naher
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka
Professor Dr. Toufiq Ahmed Chowdhury
Director General, Bangladesh Academy for Securities Markets
Dr. Melita Mehjabeen
Associate Professor, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka
Dr. Suborna Barua
Associate Professor, Department of International Business, University of Dhaka
|1.1||Inauguration||Chief Guest: Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul Islam||10 – 11.00 AM|
|Guest of Honor: Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman|
|Special Guest: Frank Rijsberman PhD|
|Special Guest: Mafiz Uddin Ahmed|
|Special Guest: Professor Dr. Muhammad Abdul Moyeen|
|Session Chair: Professor Dr. Mahmuda Akter|
|1.2||Sustainable and Climate Finance: An overview'||Sifullah Khaled||Dr. Nahid Hossain||11.15 AM – 12.45 PM|
|Professor Dr. Mizan Khan|
|Chair: Professor Dr. Sadiqul Islam|
|1.3||Sustainable finance and investment: The problem and the solution||Professor Dr. Christophe Faugere||Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman||2.30 – 4 PM|
|Chair: Professor Dr. Toufiq Ahmed Chowdhury|
|1.4||Sustainable finance and investment: Global cases||Ben McEwen||Dr. Micol Alexandria Chiesa||4.15 – 5.45 PM|
|Professor Dr. Saleemul Huq|
|Chair: Dr. Melita Mehjabeen|
|2.1||Finance for sustainability in Bangladesh: Current state and the future||Sagira Sultana Provaty||Khondkar Morshed Millat||10 – 11.30 AM|
|A.K.M. Mamunur Rashid|
|Dr. Madurika Nanayakkara|
|Chair: Professor Dr. Mahfuzul Hoque|
|2.2||Sustainability consideration and financial institutions’ risk-return trade-off: Lessons for Bangladesh||Dr. Suborna Barua||Dr. Sisira Colombage||11.45 AM – 1.30 PM|
|Sergio Henrique Collaco de Carvalho|
|Ashik Chowdhury CFA|
|Dr. Afifa Raihana|
|Chair: Professor Dr. Firdousi Naher|
|2.3||Redesigning the financial architecture of Bangladesh: An action plan||Professor Dr. Mahmuda Akter||Chief Guest: Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul Islam||3 - 4.30 PM|
|Special Guests: Deputy Governor (Bangladesh Bank)|
|Wajid Hasan Shah|
|Special Guests: Sean Kidney|
|Special Guests: Ricco Zhang|
|Special Guests: Shirajun Noor Chowdhury|
|Special Guests: H.E. Robert Chatterton Dickson (Video Speech, as the host of COP26)|
|Session Chair: Dr. Suborna Barua|
|2.3 (Cont.)||Closing remarks||Professor Dr. Mahmuda Akter||4.30 - 5 PM|
Presenters in the conference will have the opportunity to publish their papers in the Journal of Financial Markets and Governance published by BICM. The conference committee will inform the deadline for submitting the final papers after the conference.
BICM will publish proceedings of the conference compiling the presentations and deliberations made in the conference. The proceedings will be published soon after the conference.
Professor Dr. Mahmuda Akter, Executive President, BICM
Wajid Hasan Shah, Director (Studies), BICM
Dr. Suborna Barua, Associate Professor, University of Dhaka; and Research Fellow (part-time), BICM
Dr. Nitai Chandra Debnath, Professor, BICM
Asif Imran, Deputy Registrar, BICM
Liana Anwar, Assistant professor, BICM
A S M Sayem, Company Secretary, BICM
Khaleda Jasmin, Public Relations Officer, BICM
Udoy Shuvo Rahman, Assistant System Administrator, BICM
Mojibur Rahman, Personal Officer, BICM
Md. Ziaur Rahman, Computer Operator, BICM
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERBangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM) was established on July 24, 2008 as an institute to impart practical capital market education and training. The Institute is gradually emerging as a center of excellence for professional development of capital market intermediaries and full spectrum of market professionals through disseminating recent and updated theoretical and practical knowledge. BICM is the country’s only government institute for imparting capital market relevant degree academic programs, training, and research. Details about BICM’s programs and research are available at www.bicm.ac.bd.
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