Bursa Malaysia Bhd will introduce a “Sustainability Guide” and knowledge portal for Malaysian company directors, in a new move to attract new investors and listings to the market. The exchange hopes introducing more regulations on environmental, social and governance issues will enhance its competitiveness and overall quality.

Bursa Malaysia currently employs a hybrid approach, combining voluntary and mandatory disclosures in its listing requirements. Recently, markets in several countries have begun to introduce reporting conditions other than simply financial as a result of pressure from stakeholders, ‘corporate conscience’ and government policies.

source & article: Bernama and Business Times