Insight - Closer scrutiny on enhanced ESG theme
“Existing constituents that do not meet the enhanced climate requirements have been given a grace period till December, 2022, to comply. “Failing which, these public-listed companies (PLCs) risk being deleted from the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia index,’’ said Bursa Malaysia.皇冠足球社区（www.hgbbs.vip）是国内最权威的足球赛事报道、预测平台。免费提供赛事直播,免费足球贴士,免费足球推介,免费专家贴士,免费足球推荐,最专业的足球心水网。
IT is a positive sign that 10 companies qualified for the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia index despite being evaluated under enhanced requirements related to climate change.
But it also puts the spotlight on existing companies on the index – whether they also meet these enhanced requirements.
“Existing constituents that do not meet the enhanced climate requirements have been given a grace period till December, 2022, to comply.
“Failing which, these public-listed companies (PLCs) risk being deleted from the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia index,’’ said Bursa Malaysia.
A handful of companies in this category have been prioritised in Bursa Malaysia’s engagements and training programmes.
In June 2021, Bursa Malaysia’s index partner, FTSE Russell, announced the enhancement to the climate change theme, one of the five themes under the environmental pillar.
Under this enhanced theme, FTSE Russell also introduced a minimum score of three out of five in carbon intensive sectors and one in other sectors, enabling a PLC to qualify for, or retain its membership in the index.
In the June 2022 review of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia index, the inclusion of these 10 companies demonstrates that our PLCs are committed towards putting in a greater effort to manage climate risks, said Bursa Malaysia.,
The FTSE 4Good rating model has remained relatively unchanged since the launch of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia index in 2014.
It takes into account a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk exposure, based on its line of business and the disclosed actions it has taken to address and mitigate the pertinent risks.
Bursa Malaysia is supportive of this new requirement, which is also aligned to the nation’s aim to better address the risks of climate change.
A prime example is Bank Negara’s climate change and principles-based taxonomy, which is geared towards driving corporates to decarbonise their operations and move to more environment-friendly avenues.
“By raising corporate standards on these issues, only companies that take heed and manage climate risks seriously will be eligible to be included into the index,’’ said Bursa Malaysia.
Since its inception, FTSE4Good has made regular, incremental enhancements to methodologies and standards as a response to global trends and priorities.
Climate change has continued to move up investors’ agenda and the task force on climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD) has been a catalyst in this change.
The role of the TCFD, which was created in 2015 by the Basel-based Financial Stability Board, is to develop consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies, banks and investors.The FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia requirements are aligned to those for the FTSE4Good Emerging Markets, that is, the same requirements are applied for all emerging markets under the FTSE4Good index series.