IslamicMarkets and INCEIF Partner to Launch Learning Programme on Sustainable Finance and Value-Based Intermediation (VBI)
January 31, 2022 | Updated at January 31, 2022
London and Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 2022: IslamicMarkets Limited ("IslamicMarkets") and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance ("INCEIF") have teamed together to provide a learning programme on Sustainable Finance and Value-Based Intermediation (VBI).
The programme provides a unique opportunity to learn directly from some of the pioneers and leaders in the industry, driving the sustainability agenda forward in Islamic finance. The first part of the programme covers topics such as Evolution of Sustainable Finance, Synergy Between Islamic Finance and SDGs, Objectives Behind VBI Development, VBI and Socially Responsible Strategies, and more, while the second part highlights the key features, insights into existing challenges and best practices for the integration of sustainability. Featuring experts from leading institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank, CIMB Islamic Bank, Bank Islam Malaysia and INCEIF, this programme will support institutions and professionals in developing a better understanding of sustainable finance and VBI.
The programme will be exclusively hosted on the IslamicMarkets Learning platform and marks the latest addition to the existing library of over 300 industry-led learning modules.
With the need to address climate change, the programme seeks to offer a better understanding of current trends and encourage change in establishing a new, inclusive, and sustainable Islamic economy.
Professor Dr Mansor H Ibrahim, Deputy President (Academic) said: "INCEIF has always worked to develop knowledge and the sustainability agenda. IslamicMarkets' engagement with businesses around the world will help them better comprehend the prospects for sustainable development and put their aims into action. We believe that this collaboration would help to secure the Islamic economy's long-term progress."
Shakeeb Saqlain, CEO of IslamicMarkets, said: "We hope that this industry collaboration with INCEIF will provide the best launchpad for institutions and professionals who are actively looking to integrate sustainability in their organisations. This programme is also a testament to our commitment to supporting our clients and stakeholders in the Islamic economy by providing them with impactful insights and tools to help them achieve their business objectives."
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INCEIF was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2005 and mandated to develop and nurture talent and experts in the Islamic financial services industry. As a university, INCEIF offers postgraduate studies in Islamic finance.
INCEIF aims to be the knowledge leader in Islamic finance through providing excellent teaching, research and thought leadership. In achieving this vision, essential INCEIF needs to bridge both academia and industry. It is reflected in its academic curriculum, designed with input from industry participants and taught by faculty members well-known in the Islamic finance academic community and the Islamic finance business. The faculty, coupled with continuous support from the regulators and key industry players, provides INCEIF students with strong mentoring relationships and opportunities for professional development.
Today, there are 1,881 INCEIF alumni from over 70 countries around the world. Some are already making meaningful contributions to the advancement of Islamic finance at all levels, be it product development, policy framework and implementation; regulation and enforcement; and innovation.