KUALA LUMPUR, 7 June 2018 – Bursa Malaysia Berhad today announced 12 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.
The number of constituents grew gradually to 44 (+83%) as at last index review in December 2017.
For the latest review period of June 2018, there were 12 new additions to the F4GBM Index constituents, bringing the total number of constituents to 56 (+133%).
There were no exclusions in this June review. All constituent changes take effect at the start of business on Monday, June 18.
Inclusions to the F4GBM Index for the June 2018 semi-annual review include Ajinomoto (M) Bhd, Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd, AMMB Holdings Bhd, Sasbadi Holdings Bhd, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd, SCGM Bhd, Genting Malaysia Berhad, SEG International Bhd, Hong Leong Bank Bhd, V.S. Industry Bhd, Kimlun Corporation Berhad and YTL Power International Bhd.
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 developed in collaboration with FTSE Russell.