Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or “the Exchange”) announced 6 new additions to the constituents of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (“F4GBM”) Index.
The F4GBM Index measures the performance of public listed companies (“PLCs”) demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) practices and was launched in December 2014 with a total of 24 constituents.
As at the last index review in December 2019, there were 69 constituents, a 188 percent increase since its launch.
For the latest review period of June 2020, there were 6 new additions and 2 deletions from
the F4GBM Index constituents, bringing the total number of constituents to 73, an increase
of 204 percent since its launch in 2014. All constituent changes take effect at the start of business on Monday, June 22.
Bursa Malaysia and FTSE Russell have been conducting outreach programmes to companies
to encourage and support them in improving their ESG disclosures and practices. The continuous increase in the number of constituents is a reflection of the PLCs benefitting
from these programmes and catalysing their efforts towards ESG best practices.
F4GBM Index constituents are drawn from the companies on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index, comprising PLCs from across the small, medium and large market capitalisation segments. The index is reviewed in June and December against international benchmarks