In a rapidly evolving business world, where regulatory compliance, investor expectations, and customer demands are reshaping the corporate framework, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations have moved to the forefront of strategic planning. This article, drawing on insights from Nadeem Shakoor and Dr Bimal Roy Bhanu’s work with clients, delves into the critical importance of developing robust internal ESG capabilities and the strategic engagement of external professionals to effectively navigate this complex landscape


In the wake of rising awareness about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, investment funds are increasingly scrutinised for their sustainability credentials. This case study outlines the outcome of our partnership with Investment Fund to develop a robust framework and tool for assessing the ESG and sustainability credentials of their existing and potential new investments. The primary objective was to create a transparent, reliable system to avoid greenwashing and ensure genuine sustainability in their portfolio.


The Malaysian corporate landscape is on the cusp of a transformative journey as Bursa
Malaysia, the country's stock exchange, gears up to enforce reporting on environmental,
social, and governance (ESG) metrics. This regulatory shift has brought to the forefront a
key challenge facing Malaysian firms: the urgent need to develop robust internal ESG
capabilities. As the clock ticks toward the 2023 deadline, the imperative of fostering inhouse expertise and engaging external ESG experts cannot be overstated.