Malaysian Exchange Inks MoU With Petronas to Work on Sustainability Practices

Bursa Malaysia has signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) with global Malaysian energy group Petronas to help drive environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) adoption and practices through Bursa Malaysia’s Centralised Sustainability Intelligence Platform.

Working in collaboration with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Bursa Malaysia is developing and testing the Platform which can allow corporates and their listed or non-listed suppliers, both domestically and internationally, to calculate their carbon emissions impact and disclose standardised, common ESG data.

The purpose of this Platform is to ease companies in their sustainability disclosures and encourage effective management of their carbon emissions, including those from their supply chain, while facilitating decarbonisation through banks’ green financing products and services.

With the formalisation, Petronas would be participating in the Early Adopter Programme (EAP) of the Platform to advocate standardised ESG reporting and disclosures while exploring creation of further value throughout its supply chain. Participation in the Platform is envisaged to further reinforce adoption among Malaysian companies through improved ESG data transparency and interoperability.

Petronas will continue to leverage technology and digital to accelerate ESG adoption and readiness across its supply chain to ensure sustainable operational and commercial excellence. These efforts shall be supported by University Teknologi Petronas with its fundamental research and academic exchanges. 

President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Petronas, Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik said: “Petronas strongly believes that a just and responsible energy transition can only be achieved when stakeholders within and across sectors work together. Amidst an ever-intensifying push for a lower-carbon future, Petronas is determined to continue advocating good governance and transparency among the oil and gas players towards becoming a trusted ESG partner to deliver energy responsibly in a secure, affordable and sustainable manner.”

The MOC was signed by Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia and Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik, and witnessed by Wong Chiun Chiek, Director, Bursa Intelligence and Aadrin Azly, Vice President of Group Technology and Commercialisation, Petronas.

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