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Sustainability

Bursa Malaysia is committed to delivering sustainable value for all our stakeholders by creating a vibrant marketplace, protecting the integrity of our marketplace and being a responsible PLC. We constantly engage with our stakeholders to ensure that we integrate key and long-term economic, social and environmental elements into our business strategies and practices.

Sustainability

CEO's Message

Bursa Malaysia plays a unique role for the Malaysian capital market as we are a regulator, a market operator, an influencer and a public listed company (PLC). We are in a position to champion the cultivation of the sustainability culture in the capital market, while as an exchange we are able to not only act as an influencer to other listed issuers but to also set the tone and pave the way for joint contribution from all listed issuers to the development of sustainable capital market.

Our Material Factors

Bursa Malaysia’s continued success in maintaining a sustainable business and generating long-term shareholder value is influenced by several internal and external trends. Each material factor presents unique risks and opportunities to our organisation, and is a key consideration in our approach to strategy formulation and execution as it substantially influences the assessments and decisions of our stakeholders. We regularly review these factors to assess their impacts on our business model over the near, medium and long-term future.


Market Integrity & Stability

Being one of the largest bourses in ASEAN and a key powerhouse of the domestic economy, Bursa Malaysia has continued to place strong emphasis on upholding the integrity and stability of the Malaysian capital market. As the Asian financial crisis took its toll on investor confidence in 1997, many reform measures have since been undertaken to rectify market order and grow our attractiveness as the preferred market for investment and fund raising in the region.

Competition

Bursa Malaysia is exposed to strong competition both regionally and globally. Based on data from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global exchanges industry is valued at USD66 trillion in terms of domestic market capitalisation as at end December 2016. Although weightage for Malaysian stocks in the MSCI Emerging Market Index stood only at an estimated 3.1% during the May 2016 index review, we are ASEAN’s fourth-largest stock exchange based on WFE’s data at end 2016.

Technology

Technology has been the driving force for Bursa Malaysia in our mission to bring efficiency and innovation to the exchange, as well as to our trading members and investors at large. Given this central role, technology is a material topic across all of our operations.

Talent

Seeking only the best, we are made up of people with vast degree of experience and industry background. Building capability is key, hence we proactively provide opportunities for growth and development for the talent in the organisation through targeted development plans and succession planning. Ensuring our long term sustainability, we continuously invest more time and effort in recruiting across all our operations (internal and external), upskilling, engaging and rewarding the organisation accordingly. This is not compromised.

The Environment

As an Exchange our direct impacts on the environment are limited. Even so, we feel that environmental management is a core pillar of corporate responsibility and we promote good environmental practices among our employees and stakeholders. Though environmental topics were not identified as material to our organisation, in line with our stakeholder expectations we have included our key environmental initiatives and performance within this SR.

Our Community

Bursa Malaysia’s influence on the community is broad. Though such social topics were not identified as material to our organisation, in line with our stakeholder expectations we have included our key community investment initiatives and performance within this SR.


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Sustainability Report 2016