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BURSA BULL CHARGE HITS KL 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

14 Jul 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 14 July 2018 – Bursa Malaysia’s annual charity run, the Bursa Bull Charge will hit the streets of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district on 27 September 2018. Running its fifth edition this year, the Bursa Bull Charge is expected to attract more than 2,000 runners from across corporate Malaysia to participate in the premier capital market charity run in support of a beneficial cause.

 

The Bursa Bull Charge is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a more expressive run to reflect Bursa Malaysia’s alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as part of the Exchange’s commitment towards promoting sustainability across the wider capital market.

“We are once again proud to bring the Bursa Bull Charge to the capital market, and bring together market players, partners and captains of industry together on the day the marketplace runs for others,” said Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia.

“The Bursa Bull Charge this year raises the bar in terms of integrating sustainability into key features of the event, by aligning with the five selected SDGs put forward by the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative as relevant for stock exchanges to support,” he added.

The five SDGs are SDG5: Gender Equality, SDG8: Good Jobs and Economic Growth, SDG12: Responsible Consumption, SDG13: Climate Action and SDG17: Partnerships for the Goals. In addition to the Exchange’s emphasis on these five goals, the Bursa Bull Charge 2018 will also be extending its support to SDG4: Quality Education, by channeling a major part of the funds raised into educational projects focused on financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

Featuring more inclusivity this year, the Bursa Bull Charge 2018 will include a para-run and veteran runners, and the return of a criterion for a female runner in each participating team. The event details are designed with responsible consumption in mind, from the use of eco bags and reusable or recyclable products, to the management of food wastage by arranging for donation of any leftovers to a food bank.

As part of the climate action focus, the Bursa Bull Charge will once again strive to be a carbon-neutral event, by taking measures to reduce or offset its carbon footprint, including encouraging participants to take public transportation to the event.

Since its inception in 2014, over 7,000 runners have participated in the Bursa Bull Charge with more than RM7 million disbursed for charity and various beneficial causes, which have included initiatives to sustain, empower or upskill underprivileged communities through education, guidance and financial aid.

The Bursa Bull Charge tracks a 5km run through Kuala Lumpur’s Capital Market Trail that passes the headquarters of several of Malaysia’s capital market players. The run categories include the 1.5km CEO Run, a 5km Corporate and Future Leader Run and a 3km Corporate Run.

Returning sponsors for the Bursa Bull Charge this year include Pestech International Bhd, Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Eco World Development Group Bhd, Software Dynamics Sdn Bhd and Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Bhd. Bursa Malaysia is also pleased to welcome new sponsor, Pentamaster Corporation Bhd.

The Bursa Bull Charge remains open for sponsorship opportunities and registration at bullcharge.bursamarketplace.com.