30 March 2023

On 17 February 2023, the Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) issued the revised Guidelines on Sustainable and Responsible Investment (“SRI”) Funds to reflect the implementation of the ASEAN Sustainable and Responsible Fund (“SRF”) Standards in Malaysia.

The key amendments include:

  • Enhancing the disclosure and reporting requirements for a fund to qualify as an SRI Fund;
  • Incorporating the requirements to qualify as an ASEAN SRF; and
  • Editorial amendments to increase clarity and consistency.