BPMB Group CEO’s Foreword

Encik Roni Abdulwahab

As one of the first DFIs established in 1973, BPMB has supported the growth of key sectors identified by the Government to be of strategic socio-economic importance.

Sustainability is the cornerstone of our business, and we take pride in prioritising the quality of life for future generations and protecting the environment by preventing the loss of biodiversity, reducing pollution, and mitigating climate change.

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond financing; we believe in educating the community on nature-related risks at a national level. In advancing BPMB’s commitment to sustainable development, Amanah Lestari Alam (ALAM) was created, carrying a national mandate to support environmental and sustainability-related education initiatives and awareness programmes in schools and higher education institutions. Through ALAM, we hope to spark and nurture mindset and behavioural change across all generations.

We take pride in being part of this ecosystem and remain committed to supporting ALAM in championing environmental and sustainability matters in Malaysia.

Amanah Lestari Alam Chairman’s Foreword


Amanah Lestari Alam (ALAM) is a national initiative mooted by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia in 2019 and spearheaded by Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad.

With the mandate from the 12th Malaysia Plan, ALAM will drive the implementation of environment- and sustainability-related education initiatives, and instil a whistleblowing culture against environmental crimes through education by collaborating with communities, as well as the public and private sectors. ALAM also advocates for improved governance in environmental action and bridges policymakers with other stakeholders in this space.

Through our initiatives, we aim to foster environmental-mindfulness as a culture amongst us in order to build a sustainable Malaysia, especially the youth – the agents of change.

Defining ALAM

ALAM is a national initiative, mooted by the Ministry of Finance Malaysia and spearheaded by Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad, with vision to transform Malaysians’ mindset and behaviours on the environment. Derived from the 12th Malaysia Plan, ALAM aims to create awareness, educate and instil whistleblowing culture by collaborating with communities, public and private sectors. ALAM also advocates policy for the improved governance and bridging the policy makers with stakeholders.

ALAM targets three specific segments i.e. Primary school students, Youths and Adults – aimed at helping to address the relationship Malaysians have with the country’s present natural capital and future generations. ALAM’s focus is centred on the seven UN’s SDGs:

Logo Rationale

The ALAM logo embodies the matured human commitment to environmental stewardship, enlightened through education. Formed as a butterfly, it symbolises the transformative power of educated minds towards positive environmental change. This shape is thoughfully combined with other elements and hues, illustrating our symbiotic relationship with nature.

  1. The leaf element signifies nature and the environment, also symbolising photosynthesis, crucial for providing clean air.
  2. Green, representing rebirth, reflects our hope for the next generation to foster a renewed love and respect for the environment.
  1. The butterfly’s antenna, essential for sensation, balance, and navigation, is depicted as an open book. This represents education’s pivotal role in cultivating awareness about environmental preservation.
  2. Blue symbolises the essence of education.
  3. The water droplet shape and light blue colour represent the ocean, underscoring water’s fundamental role in sustaining all forms of life.