The Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) is Malaysia’s foremost pension fund acting in accordance with the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 (Act 452) with aims of safeguarding members’ savings and helping members achieve a better future. In EPF, we believe that aligning our investment activities with the broader interests of society would serve well with our objectives as a retirement savings fund driven by long-term, sustainable value creation for our stakeholders. EPF recognises that in addition to financial considerations, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are essential to make better informed and holistic investment decisions.
In 2021, EPF started the journey to transition to be a sustainable investor and has defined two sustainable investment targets which are to have a fully ESG compliant portfolio by 2030 and climate neutral portfolio by 2050. These overarching targets are supported by ESG policies that have been developed to guide our investment activities around ESG issues and controversial sectors that we have prioritized, based on their urgency and materiality to EPF. These documents will be reviewed and updated periodically to reflect any material updates on the subject matter.
Achieving a portfolio where all investee companies and external fund managers comply with the core ESG expectations set by EPF
Achieving a net zero GHG emissions portfolio for climate change-resilient investments