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June 2021

The ESG Investment Landscape in Malaysia

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1500hrs-1700hrs (MYT)

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The global Covid-19 pandemic has pushed ESG (environment, social, governance) issues firmly into the spotlight—with no exception in Malaysia.

As ESG assets in Asia hit a record high of USD25.4 billion in 2020, global issuances of Green Sukuk, Shari’ah compliant investments in renewable energy and other environmental assets, topped US$1.6 billion as of July 2020.

A recent study by the Asian Development highlights Malaysia as the largest market—30 percent —for sustainable investing among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states. Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has also declared a commitment to make all its investments based on ESG practices by 2030.

As the government and companies in Malaysia gravitate to sustainable finance and ESG investments to boost its economy in this post-recovery phase, how are companies responding to this changing landscape? With the debate around defines finance as ‘green’ gathering pace, how are investors in Malaysia ensuring effective ESG integration into their portfolios?

On 29 June 2021, Eco-Business will convene the leading thinkers and decision makers for a public discussion on the current and future state of sustainable finance and ESG investments landscape in Malaysia.

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