SET joins hands with MSCI to promote sustainable investment

BANGKOK, January 21, 2019 – The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has joined MSCI

Inc. in organizing “Thailand Sustainable Investment” – an exclusive seminar for

executives of listed companies, securities companies and asset management

companies as a boost to capitalize on opportunities in sustainable investing and

how to becoming MSCI ESG Index constituents to attract more global investors to


SET Senior Executive Vice President Krisada Sektrakul said, “Currently,

sustainable investment is widely recognized by global investors, by using

ESG-related information to alongside financial reports of listed companies in

making an investment decision. The United Nations-supported Principles for

Responsible Investment or PRI initiative’s report showed that sustainable

investing is estimated at over USD 82 trillion in assets under management in

2018. Over the past years, SET has been supporting listed companies in

integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into business and

joined the international assessment. In 2018, there were 19 SET-listed

companies included in DJSI and 32 in the MSCI AC ASEAN ESG Universal Index

-highest number in ASEAN. In addition, SET has made considerable progress by

initiating the list of Thailand Sustainability Investment (THSI) stocks, and the

SETTHSI Index for investors’ benchmarking. This year, SET plans to motivate

more Thai listed firms to be included in global sustainability indexes while

encouraging mid and small cap listed companies to adopt the ESG aspects in

their operations to enhance the Thai capital market towards sustainability, in

line with SET’s vision of ‘To Make the Capital Market ‘Work’ for Everyone’.”

Executives from the capital sector, financial sector and MSCI who have presented

the updates and viewpoints include Rapee Sucharitakul, Secretary-General of the

Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand, Vitai Ratanakorn, Secretary

General of Government Pension Fund, Thailand, Peet Yongvanich, Deputy Managing

Director, BBL Asset Management Co., Ltd, Mohdi Jeroudi, Vice President – Index &

ESG at MSCI, and Valentin Laiseca, Executive Director, MSCI Singapore.

The Stock Exchange of Thailand

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