A key priority for Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM) is to implement initiatives which build an ecosystem that leverages sustainable and responsible investment (SRI). As part of this strategy, CMM will lead and collaborate with strategic partners to establish regional centres of excellence (COEs) to accelerate the capabilities of the industry players in SRI.
The first of these is the formation of the Centre for Sustainable Corporations (CSC). The purpose of CSC is to promote sustainable practices among public listed companies, and to ensure that they raise financing through sustainable means. The COE will provide a platform to develop the expertise and positioning of Malaysian corporates as feasible sustainable investment targets for investors seeking opportunities in emerging markets.
Environment and social factors exert great influence over a company’s performance and valuation. Global investors are demanding the mandatory inclusion of climate risk disclosures in the financial accounts of companies, banks and investors when providing information to their stakeholders.
Sustainable businesses are redefining the corporate ecosystem, by designing models that create value for all stakeholders. Investing in sustainability will not only drive innovation, but also create new business opportunities that meet environmental standards and social needs.
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