Bursa Malaysia is to publish FTSE4Good ESG scores of Malaysian public listed companies on its website.
Bursa Malaysia launched the F4GBM Index in 2014, in partnership with FTSE Russell. The number of F4GBM Index constituents has since grown from 24 to 73 as of June 2020.
The exchange says that making the PLCs’ ESG ratings available to the public will offer a good point of reference for investors looking for PLCs with good ESG performance. It also provides PLCs with a view of their peers’ ESG performance. In addition, the ESG ratings can be used as building blocks for integrating ESG into investments in a variety of ways, including active portfolio management, benchmark construction and company engagement.