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At EPF, we strive to keep up with the latest developments in corporate governance. As there has been increasing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, we have been incorporating this into our own investment consideration. The EPF believes that a sound corporate governance framework promotes strong leadership by the Board of Directors and good management practices, which in turn contributes to enhanced accountability, transparency and long-term success of a company. The EPF continues to regard good governance as integral to protecting the interest of all stakeholders and the reputation of the Fund.
Engagement and active voting is becoming integral to our equity investment process. We will engage and vote on any issue affecting the long-term sustainability of any company in which we have vested interests. During the year, the EPF has also been involved in efforts to enhance corporate governance awareness and the adoption of good corporate governance practices.
Our initiatives included:
i. Corporate Governance Programmes
ii. Active in Institutional Investors Council and Working Group Committee of The Malaysian Code for Institutional Investors
iii.Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Index
iv. Corporate Integrity Pledge
Our corporate governance standards are drawn from various best practices, and particularly from the following references:
i. Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance
ii. CG Guide: Towards Boardroom Excellence by Bursa Malaysia
iii. Malaysian Code for Institutional Investors 2014
Updated: 10 June 2016
Reviewed: 14 April 2017