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Juara Partners leads the way in ESG excellence with prestigious awards and certification

JUARA Partners, a shariah-compliant non-bank financial institution (NBFI) specialising in innovative financing solutions, has emerged as a prominent player in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) landscape. With recent accolades and a strong focus on sustainability, the company is making significant strides in the financial industry.

In a notable recognition of its dedication to ESG practices, Juara Partners received two ESG Positive Impact Awards in the SME to mid-tier category for 2022. Additionally, the company achieved the prestigious B Corp Certification, solidifying its unwavering commitment to social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.To champion the ESG cause in all aspects of its operations, Juara Partners embarked on a comprehensive review of its policies and processes. The primary goal was to seamlessly integrate ESG principles into both internal and external workflows.

Juara Partners managing director Aniljit Singh emphasised the pivotal role of embedding ESG practices in the company’s mission, stating: “We firmly believe that incorporating ESG practices is fundamental to the success of small-medium enterprises (SMEs), as they help us reassess priorities and identify operational opportunities.”

Years of diligent ESG practices has allowed Juara Partners to adapt to evolving customer demands while simultaneously fostering positive social and environmental impacts.Aniljit reiterated: “We aspire to inspire and encourage every Malaysian company to work towards being more environmentally friendly and socially responsible while improving governance.”

In 2022, Juara Partners embarked on the journey of obtaining the B Corp Certification.

The company upholds and celebrates the diversity and well-being of not only its employees, but also its customers, partners and communities.The company upholds and celebrates the diversity and well-being of not only its employees, but also its customers, partners and communities.

He noted: “This certification serves as an essential tool to measure our ESG commitments, identify areas for improvement and signal our unwavering commitment to positively impact all stakeholders. We successfully achieved the B Corp certification in April of this year.”One of the distinctive aspects of Juara Partners is its endorsement by a reputable Shariah Advisory Board, seeing it apart in the NBFI sector. The company leverages cutting-edge technology to meet traditional financial industry requirements, including eKYC, data security, credit risk assessment, and other verification parameters.

“We actively support various causes and initiatives aligned with our values and vision, such as education, entrepreneurship, health, and other initiatives that our customers undertake to enhance their quality of life,” Aniljit added.“Juara Partners is committed to driving transformative change and making a significant difference in areas such as sustainability and environmental stewardship. We collaborate with various entities to serve people and communities nationwide.”

As a responsible corporate citizen, Juara Partners places a high priority on human rights principles, ensuring equitable treatment for all stakeholders. The company upholds the dignity, diversity, and well-being of its employees, customers, partners and communities. It also advocates fair labour practices, including competitive wages, benefits and working conditions.“Cultivating a culture of approachable leadership is essential in keeping our employees engaged and motivated. In addition to this, we offer daily home-cooked lunches, which go beyond just promoting well-being. These lunches also create a sense of togetherness among our team, improve the nutritional quality of our meals, and enhance overall job satisfaction,” Aniljit shared.

In a statement, Juara Partners acknowledges the awards and certifications it has received and extends its gratitude to its stakeholders for their unwavering trust and support. The company remains steadfast in its mission of providing Shariah-compliant financing solutions that empower its customers and contribute to social and economic development. The company is dedicated to continually enhancing its ESG performance and creating long-term value for its stakeholders and society.

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