Our Impact

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    Our Impact

We aim to empower and provide the landscape for our customers to seize global market opportunities,

navigate socio-economic challenges and fortify their resilience in the face of climate change.

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Our Sustainability Framework serves as an overarching guideline which encompasses our purpose, goals and targets in relation to promoting social resilience and safeguarding the environment, in line with the Bank’s Mission and Vision as a mandated DFI.


Our objective is to ensure our roles are:


  • To be guided and are always in accordance with Islamic and Shariah principles outlined in the Quran and Sunnah. At its core, our purpose is promotion of good and prevention of harm towards all creation
  • Continuously aligned with the economic development, initiatives and growth of the Nation, the UNSDG and the United Nations
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Moving towards improvement on the competitiveness of the Nation by enhancing sustainable value creation
  • Support Malaysia’s aspiration to be Net Zero by 2050 according to the National Determined Contribution implementation targets, the National Energy Transition Roadmap and other related policies
  • Contribute towards supporting exporters and other stakeholders’ resilience by advocating for continuous safeguards in managing sustainability-related risks
  • Partner with our stakeholders to create an ecosystem that will enable identification and promotion of opportunities to markets in support of new green technologies and low-carbon projects


One of our fundamental responsibilities is to lead by example in reducing our own environmental footprint by continuously embedding sustainable practices within our operations and incorporating evidence-based data in our approach.


To embed sustainability within EXIM Bank, we have established the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee, which is responsible to provide strategic oversight on the Bank’s Sustainability Framework and related policies, standards, procedures and guidelines. This committee reports to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors on the Bank’s environmental and social initiatives and has overall responsibility to oversee the implementation of the Bank’s activities and practices related to environmental and social sustainability.



Our goal is to foster a lasting and positive impact to our customers, to our environment, and to our community. We have defined the impact we aim to create across the following three (3) core pillars:


Our sustainability aspirations are anchored on the following principles and commitments:

Principle 1:
Empowering Sustainability Knowledge For All

Principle 2:
Partnering With Customers In Their Transition Journey

Principle 3:
Reduce Our Environmental Impact

Principle 4:
Protecting The Rights Of All Individuals

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EXIM Bank launches re-Plant Project to Combat Climate Change

Mangrove Tree Planting activity with Government Investment Company (GIC) Club of Ministry of Finance at the Hutan Simpanan Kapar, Klang, Selangor

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We are proud to announce that EXIM Bank is now a member of the global Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum. 


The TNFD Forum is a global multi-disciplinary consultative group and brings together a diverse range of institutions, including corporates, financial institutions, public sector bodies (including regulators), pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, academic and research organisations, business associations, inter-governmental organisations, conservation groups, and civil society organisations. Membership is granted on an institutional or organisational basis. TNFD strives to enhance global economic resilience by redirecting funding towards activities aligned with the Paris Agreement, Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, and UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Benefits of being a TNFD Forum Members include:


  • Regular update on Taskforce’s work – Forum members receive exclusive newsletters and participate in webinars hosted by the TNFD Secretariat.
  • Opportunities to support the technical work of the Taskforce – Institutions may be invited to provide technical contributions inputs related to specific Taskforce Working Groups and research projects.
  • Learning and capacity building webinars – The forum provides a platform for knowledge sharing and learning opportunities with global technical expert speakers

We are the only other bank in Malaysia to join the forum. There are 8 other institutions from Malaysia on the forum which includes amongst others – Bank Negara Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Petronas and Sunway Berhad. Internationally, Bank of America (USA), Bank of England (UK), Blackrock (UK), BNP Paribas (Fr), Barclays PLC (UK), Mebuki Financial Group, Inc (JPN) and Citi (USA), just to name a few, are also TNFD Forum members. At EXIM Bank, we are firmly committed to addressing the most existential planetary crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. We recognise that these challenges are interconnected and must be tackled collectively; neither can be successfully resolved in isolation.


We will keep everyone informed on the learning opportunities arising from the forum membership.


EXIM Bank’s Sustainability Team

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Climate change is a pressing global challenge. As we confront this crisis, Conference of the Parties (COP28) emerges as a crucial forum for international collaboration. Among those who are expected to attend the forum in Dubai this week are Bill Gates, King Charles III, Rishi Sunak, John Kerry, Simon Stiell, Madeleine Diouf Sarr, to name a few. Notably, we take pride in the fact that for the very first time EXIM Bank, co-organised a panel at COP28 under the theme: Leveraging Islamic Finance for Sustainability. This initiative reflects the Bank’s commitment in creating global impact and advocating Islamic Finance in shaping sustainable financial practices.
Our President / Chief Executive Officer’s statement featured at COP28:
“Acts of environmental degradation are passed on to future generations who have no say on the decisions that we make today. Our role is to remove developmental distortions in all of its different forms. Islamic finance and values provide the template to achieve a just equilibrium between resources and claims.” – Arshad Ismail, PCEO EXIM Bank Malaysia


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