10 changes to Bursa’s FTSE4Good constituents

PETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia Bhd has announced six new additions and four deletions from the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index constituents, bringing the total number of constituents to 76, an increase of 217%, for the latest review period of June 2021.

The bourse said the inclusions were, namely, DKSH Holdings (M) Bhd, Heineken Malaysia Bhd, Mah Sing Group Bhd, MNRB Holdings Bhd, Pos Malaysia Bhd and Unisem (M) Bhd.

Meanwhile, the exclusions were George Kent (M) Bhd, IOI Properties Group Bhd, KLCC PROP & REITS – Stapled Sec, and Top Glove Corp Bhd.

“All constituent changes take effect at the start of business yesterday, ” it said.

It said the F4GBM Index measures the performance of public listed companies (PLCs) demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

The Index was launched in December 2014 with a total of 24 constituents, and the constituents number has grown to 75 (+213%) as at the last index review in December 2020.

“The number of constituents as at Feb 2021 was 74 due to the delisting of Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd.

“The 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, ” it added.

The index is reviewed in June and December against international benchmarks, it said. — Bernama

“Bursa Malaysia and FTSE Russell have been conducting outreach programmes to encourage and support companies in improving their ESG disclosures and practices.

“The continuous increase in the number of constituents reflects the benefits of these programmes, in addition to other efforts catalysing PLCs towards ESG best practices, ” said Bursa Malaysia. — Bernama

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