According to KPMG in Malaysia’s Head of Sustainability Advisory, Phang Oy Cheng, it’s only logical for GLCs to get onboard and set a trend for ESG performance management with regard to government’s pledge in implementing various ESG initiatives by 2030.

“In fact, GLCs should be encouraged to lead the way in ESG performance management and reporting. For example, majority of government-owned organizations in Thailand lead the way in ESG performance and reporting, many of which are among the top three performers in their sectors in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI),” she opines.

Read the full interview below to get a better grasp of both parties’ roles in ESG.