Options for action in Malaysia

Explore national regulatory clarification

  • The Malaysian government could investigate clarifying each of the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991, the Retirement fund Act 2007, the Financial Services Act 2013, the Islamic Financial Service Act 2013 and the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 to have all pension funds and investment managers take account of ESG issues, encourage high standards in investee companies and report on how they are doing so.

Ensure the effective implementation of the Malaysian Code for Institutional Investors

  • The Securities Commission of Malaysia could work with the investment industry to ensure the effective implementation of the Malaysian Code for Institutional Investors.

Enhance corporate disclosure

  • Bursa Malaysia and the Securities Commission of Malaysia could analyse and report on the disclosures being provided by listed companies and could work together to improve the quality of these disclosures.

Support research

  • The Securities Commission of Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia and the investment industry could work together to support high-quality academic research into ESG issues.

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Investor obligations and duties in six Asian markets