ESG Investing: Perspectives for the Stockbroking Industry

13 April 2022 (9:00 am - 12:15 pm)

Learning Level
MIBA Member : RM500.00
Non-MIBA Member : RM650.00
To be confirmed


Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investing has gained momentum in Malaysia in recent years. Investors are increasingly seeking ESG investments and has become a key investment consideration. Given the rising sustainability changes such as climate change, labour practices and corporate governance, investors are now monitoring potential ESG risks diligently. As more investors exit instruments with high sustainability related risks and opt for fully ESG integrated investments, it is crucial for capital market intermediaries to integrate ESG into business strategies and risk management.

With more investors adopting ESG investing, demand for ESG compliant investments have risen, resulting in increased market valuations. Research has shown that companies that integrate ESG factors into their business have higher ESG ratings and fare better than their competitors. To support ESG investing, the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index was launched in December 2014 while the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Shariah (F4GBMS) Index was launched in July 2021.

These indices are designed to highlight companies that demonstrate a leading approach to addressing ESG risks across various ESG themes including climate change, anti-corruption, corporate governance and labour standards with more than 300 quantitative and qualitative indicators. The indices are regularly used by institutional investors to meet their ESG mandates.

This webinar provides insights into the trends and key developments of ESG investing and sustainable responsible investing (SRI) in Malaysia and the region. Emerging ESG risks, threats and mitigants will also be discussed together with the opportunities and best practices on ESG investing in the equity capital market.

In addition, the webinar will review the methodology and assessment of the FTSE Russell’s ESG ratings model and the green revenues data model and relating them to Bank Negara Malaysia’s Climate Change and Principal-Based Taxonomy (CCPT) document. The requirements for qualifying as a constituent of F4GBM and F4GBMS indices will be examined including its objectives and benefits.


• Review the trends and developments of ESG investing and sustainable responsible investments (SRI) in Malaysia and the region
• Recognize emerging ESG risks in order to detect and mitigate associated risks
• Discuss the potential opportunities and best practices on ESG investing in the equity capital market
• Analyze the methodology and assessment of FTSE Russell ESG Ratings Model and green revenues data model
• Analyze the requirements of the ESG related indices of Bursa Malaysia to assist clients in making informed investment decisions.


• Stockbrokers, Remisiers & Dealers
• Investment Bankers
• Sustainability Officers
• Compliance Officers and Risk Management Practitioners
• Individuals interested in ESG investing



Arina Kok – Partner, Malaysia Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader, Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd


Arina is a Partner in Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd and the EY Asean Integrated Reporting subject matter expert. Arina assists clients to integrate sustainability into long-term strategic and operational plans to create lasting value, enhance reputation and build public trust. Her experience is primarily in sustainability consulting, ESG strategy, due diligence, framework development, outcome measurement and stakeholder management.

Under Arina’s leadership, EY issued the inaugural Climate Risk Disclosure Barometer 2020 Malaysia, which analyzed Malaysia’s top 100 public-listed companies’ reporting disclosures against the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. In 2020 and 2021, Arina supported Bank Negara Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia Joint Committee for Climate Change (JC3) to facilitate capability-building workshops under the UK Prosperity Fund’s ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme.

Arina has also been involved in discussions with the Ministry of Environment and Water, Bursa Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia on green and social policies and standards for Malaysia.

Helena Fung – Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, FTSE Russell As Head of Sustainable Investment, Asia Pacific, Helena is responsible for FTSE Russell’s Sustainable Investment indexes, data and analytics solutions across the Asia Pacific region. A core part of her role is client engagement on a comprehensive range of products and data to support them in reaching their investment decisions. Working with research and leadership teams, she has a responsibility for developing FTSE Russell’s Asia Pacific Sustainable Investment product strategy and expansion.

Helena relocated to Hong Kong in 2014 from London – a key hub for ESG investments, where she worked for the responsible investment arm of Hermes Investment Management as global head of client relations, enabling pension funds and asset managers to integrate sustainability criteria into passive and active portfolios. Helena’s experience prior to joining FTSE Russell included ESG integration, equity analysis and advising on philanthropy for family office, asset management and institutional clients. She has been working in ESG and Sustainable Investment since 2008, including providing advisory research on stewardship implementation for pension funds and family office clients, drafting responsible investment policies and integrating sustainability policies into both active and passive portfolios.

Deepak Khurana – Director, Index and Analytics, London Stock Exchange Group Deepak is the Director for Index and Analytics at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). He has been associated with Refinitiv and LSEG for more than five years.

Prior to his assignment with LSEG, Deepak led the sales function at Morningstar for the India region, worked with Mirae Asset as Head of Banking Channel, and managed the business development for CRISIL FundServices, a S&P group company.

Deepak has been associated with leading investment research, asset management, and information services firms for over 19 years.


MIBA Member : RM500.00 per participant
Non-MIBA Member : RM650.00 per participant
*10% discount applies for group registration of 5 or more from the same organisation

The closing date for the registration is on Wednesday, 6 April 2022.


Full payment to the following bank account is required with registration, at least one (1) week prior to the date of the programme :
Account No: 8881003952559
Bank Details: AmBank (M) Berhad
Bangunan AmBank Group,
No. 55, Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200 Kuala Lumpur

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