SMEs’ Struggle with Green Transition: NavigatingCompliance and Sustainability in the Era of CBAM

The European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at curbing global carbon emissions by taxing the carbon content of imported goods. As its first carbon border tax, CBAM is designed to prevent “carbon leakage” where companies might relocate production to countries with laxer emissions standards. ESG isn’t just about compliance. […]

Embracing ESG: The Key to SME Competitiveness

In today’s competitive business environment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly recognizing the critical importance of adopting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards. But what does this mean for the average SME owner? Beyond regulatory requirements, integrating ESG principles into business strategies is becoming a pivotal factor in securing long-term success and resilience. ESG […]

Is Malaysia Ready to Lead in Sustainable Investments?

In the realm of global finance, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword—it’s becoming a non-negotiable criterion for investors worldwide. As Bursa Malaysia Bhd prepares to roll out comprehensive ESG ratings for all its listed companies by the end of 2024, the question looms large: Is Malaysia ready to take the helm in sustainable investments? The initiative […]

Malaysia’s ESG Reporting Revolution: What to Expect in 2024

As global sustainability pressures increase, Malaysia is stepping up its game with new Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting regulations. What does this mean for businesses, and what exciting trends can we expect in 2024? Let’s delve into the details. How Will New Regulations Impact Corporate Behavior? Since 2016, Bursa Malaysia has been enhancing its […]