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Immerse yourself in a library of sustainability and ESG resources and tools for the next step in your sustainability journey.

Welcome to our library of resources and tools aimed at supporting your journey towards sustainable and responsible business practices. Explore a diverse range of materials curated to enhance your understanding and implementation of key principles related to the UN Global Compact.

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Gateway for SMEs To Start Your ESG Journey

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Introducing the SME ESG Hub, The one-stop ESG resource platform for Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Get inspired and implement ESG actions with our practical resources and tools that can help you plan, implement, and communicate your ESG initiatives.

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The competency framework serves as an aspirational reference to guide practitioners on the skills and competencies required to navigate the corporate sustainability ecosystem and drive sustainable outcomes. The identified competencies are applicable to businesses of all industries, business models, and sizes.

It includes a Digital Self-Assessment Tool that can help you to identify your capacity building needs and provides recommended learning materials to enhance your knowledge and skills to undertake sustainability-related job functions.

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English

Partners & collaborators:

Bursa Malaysia Berhad

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Take the first step towards sustainability reporting via ESG START, a digital assessment tool that measures your company’s ESG maturity level. The assessment is based on eight (8) ESG indicators aligned with global and local frameworks, and is applicable to companies of all sizes and sectors.​ Upon completing the assessment, you will receive an ESG report showcasing your company's ESG maturity level, providing a peer comparison, and mapping your readiness level with the SDGs. This report serves as an entry to sustainability reporting, aiding SMEs in communicating their ESG performance. The ESG report can be shared with corporate buyers, bankers, and financiers who request ESG data.

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English & BM

Partners & collaborators:

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A guide for Malaysian businesses for positive climate actions. This 3-part Guide seeks to bring business leaders on a journey to address the “What, Why, and How” of climate change, alongside various localised case studies to inspire positive climate action.

Given the crucial role of businesses in leading Malaysia towards achieving a low carbon future, this guide aims to:
1] Strengthen the business case of embarking on a Low Carbon pathway
2] Present a “Total Climate Management” framework to guide businesses on their decarbonisation journey
3] Provide localised case studies to inspire action

Language:

English

Partners & collaborators:

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), SENTRAL College Penang, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

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This guide serves to give an indication to the corruption landscape of Malaysia in order to be able to move forward with future initiatives and AC-CA (Anti-Corruption Collective Action) concepts. It is a product of the Collective Action workshops that were organised and facilitated by UNGCMYB and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) to various collaborators of different industries. Based on workshop outcomes, this guide provides Collective Action recommendations for businesses, and a framework that organisations can adopt in their anti-corruption efforts.

Language:

English

Partners & collaborators:

SENTRAL College Penang

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This report offers an appraisal of private sector contributions to the SDGs so far—and outlines a clear pathway for private sector action over the next seven years. Download the report to learn:

- The current state of the SDGs most relevant to your business—and the business potential that comes with accelerated action
- Ten pathways for every business to shape their own contribution to the SDGs and the priority actions your company can take
- Practical applications and key insights from resources, case studies and real world company examples

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English

Partners & collaborators:

Accenture

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The purpose of this toolkit is to enable procurement staff and their suppliers to take action to improve labour conditions for supply chain workers. By using this engagement toolkit, companies can take action in support of the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, which in turn can also support the achievement of other goals.

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English

Partners & collaborators:

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This brief outlines the policies and practices companies can implement to manage the environmental and social impacts of their supply chain, discusses multilateral frameworks, and offers recommendations for businesses to improve their sustainability and resilience, including real-world examples.

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English

Partners & collaborators:

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This position paper engagement seeks to gain an understanding of Malaysian businesses' position on SDGs and the related data collation and reporting approach currently available. Based on the inputs, the study identifies gaps and opportunities in SDG reporting for the private sector, aligning with the Voluntary National Report 2021.

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English

Partners & collaborators:

-

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For the benefit of the many business leaders who are keen to implement positive climate actions, this guide provides an easy reference to leaders of businesses who wish to transition their companies towards a net-zero carbon future. This guide is developed with gleanings from discussions held with the CEOs and directors of companies during a series of ‘CEO Climate Roundtables’. It includes key takeaways from discussions about their experiences on climate related issues, challenges, and the approaches to implementing this.

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English

Partners & collaborators:

Tata Consulting Services Malaysia, HSBC Malaysia, British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce (BMCC), German Malaysia Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), Nottingham University Business School Malaysia.

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This report offers a panoramic view of the sustainability journey of various Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), from traditional enterprises to innovative digital start-ups, in Malaysia that have reimagined their operations with a sustainable lens. These case studies provide a comprehensive perspective on the integration of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices into different business models and their pivotal role in enhancing business resilience and competitiveness.

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English & BM

Partners & collaborators:

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Malaysia, University Malaya

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PROGRESS is a free tool that measures an SMEs climate performance. The assessment measures climate performance across 3 dimensions: Climate governance, GHG emissions and business integration. Upon completion, users will obtain a climate maturity report and a customised climate transition action plan.

Language:

English

Partners & collaborators:

Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad

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This report offers insights into the ‘Pulse’ of Malaysian companies, shedding light on their perspectives, organisational approaches, and reporting practices regarding sustainability. It provides benchmarkable data and insights intended for use by business leaders, sustainability practitioners, and policymakers in developing more effective strategies and initiatives, and aid in crafting more impactful policies to enhance Malaysia's sustainability landscape.

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English & BM

Partners & collaborators:

Bursa Malaysia, MATRADE, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Axiata, HSBC Amanah, Sarawak Energy, Tata Consultancy Services Malaysia, Nottingham University Business School

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This whitepaper, encapsulating the insights and recommendations from the port industry roundtable titled “Fostering Sustainability in Malaysian Port Industry” serves as a roadmap for the industry’s sustainability journey. It brought to light the commendable strides already taken by the ports, while also highlighting the areas that require further attention. This whitepaper provides an overview of the current state of ESG adoption in Malaysian ports, challenges, opportunities, potential collaborations and recommendations for ports to navigate their sustainability journey effectively.

Language:

English

Partners & collaborators:

Nottingham University Business School, SENTRAL College Penang, Tata Consultancy Services

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This guide is designed specifically to provide guidance to SMEs looking to embed ESG into their business strategies and processes. It takes a structured and practical approach to show SMEs exactly what they should focus on in taking the sustainability journey, and why every small step counts. This guide also showcases real life examples of sustainability initiatives taken by some Malaysian SMEs and how they have gained from this venture.

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English, BM & Chinese

Partners & collaborators:

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Malaysia, Taylor’s University, Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research (CEDAR), SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp. Malaysia)

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The BHR Navigator guides companies around the world to better understand and address human rights impacts in their operations and supply chains. Users can access in-depth analysis of key human rights issues, due diligence recommendations, as well as case studies illustrating how other businesses have responsibly addressed human rights impacts.

Language:

English

Partners & collaborators:

Helpdesk on Business & Human Rights, Verisk Maplecroft

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The Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) is a business-driven tool designed to help companies from around the world assess gender equality performance across the workplace, marketplace, and community.

What is your company doing to advance gender equality? Identify strengths and areas where further action can be taken.

Language:

English

Partners & collaborators:

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Recognising that certain businesses are uncertain about initiating their sustainability journey, it is essential to understand the perspectives of CEOs of Public Listed companies in Malaysia on the subject. This guide aims to offer initial insights for leaders of organisations, whether in business or other fields, as they embark on their sustainability journey.

Language:

English

Partners & collaborators:

Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM)’s Centre for Sustainable Corporations (CSC), Nottingham University Business School Malaysia.

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This paper seeks to showcase data-driven analytics on the 4 major Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-related issues in Malaysia, its impact to business and SDG opportunities that can be leveraged to drive growth.

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English

Partners & collaborators:

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This Guide delves into the critical issues of anti-corruption and good governance in multinational business operations, specifically examining challenges encountered by Malaysian and Japanese companies. It draws insights from a roundtable discussion focusing on the experiences of Malaysian and Japanese companies, covering two main topics: foreign corrupt practices and corporate responses to human rights protection. The conversations underscore the interconnected complexities in the business and integrity landscape, emphasizing the necessity for a comprehensive approach that involves multiple stakeholders

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English

Partners & collaborators:

Reitaku University

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This report offers a comprehensive insights of sustainable procurement's role in effective supply chain management. It delves into the challenges, opportunities and best practices inherent in integrating sustainable practices across various organisational departments. Through detailed analysis, it highlight the significance of collaboration and knowledge exchange in driving sustainable procurement initiatives forward, emphasising practical strategies for implementation and success.

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English

Partners & collaborators:

CIMB Bank Berhad, EDOTCO Group Sdn Bhd, IJM Corporation, Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG),
Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (PHB),
Prasarana Malaysia Berhad,
Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (PROLINTAS),
Telekom Malaysia,
Top Glove Corporation Bhd

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