Monthly Issues

In pushing through the global environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda and to keep our readers abreast with the latest developments domestically and globally, The Star has come up with a new monthly StarESG pullout.

The new pullout aims to educate readers, both consumers and businesses, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on the latest trends and important issues related to ESG. The articles will highlight the challenges, gaps, trends and opportunities in the space, as well as risks – from potential regulations, consumer demand and climate change.

Where Islamic Finance Meets ESG Investing

Where Islamic Finance Meets ESG Investing

ESG and Islamic financing prioritise ethical and social factors, meeting the demand for impactful investments. Yet, we need to ensure transparency in the process.

Is The Construction Industry Just A 'Boys' Club'?

Is The Construction Industry Just A 'Boys' Club'?

StarESG looks at how women are widening the range of expertise while closing the gender gap within the construction industry.

Is Logistics An Essential Element For Trade?

Is Logistics An Essential Element For Trade?

Efficient movement of goods across borders helps connect markets, nations and facilitates the improvement of sustainable trade

Taking flight with sustainable tourism

Taking flight with sustainable tourism

Reducing the travel industry’s emissions while strengthening local economies.

Exploring The Green Economy

Exploring The Green Economy

Tapping into a potential Asean 'Green Deal' will be key for the region in reaching climate goals and reaping economic benefits of green investments.

What will influence corporate sustainable strategies in 2024?

What will influence corporate sustainable strategies in 2024?

Global trends and macroeconomic factors have always played a significant role in shaping corporate sustainable strategies. In this issue, we explore how organisations can learn to adopt best practices in an ever-evolving sustainability scene

Green Mobility Charge Ahead

Green Mobility Charge Ahead

With urbanites increasingly adopting micro-mobility options, understanding the nation's progress towards eco-friendly transport and logistics is pivotal as we navigate the complexities of sustainable transportation methods.

Star Media Group Roundtable Findings On ESG In Budget 2024

Star Media Group Roundtable Findings On ESG In Budget 2024

The recent Star Media Group (SMG) roundtable and survey with industry players highlighted some key ESG drivers for their respective businesses and alignment within the context of Budget 2024.

Don't Miss Out On Budget 2024 Insights

Don't Miss Out On Budget 2024 Insights

What are industries asking for in Budget 2024? Read on to know the outcome of Star Media Group's inaugural ESG Budget 2024 Roundtable discussion.

Is Malaysia On Track To Reach Net Zero By 2050?

Is Malaysia On Track To Reach Net Zero By 2050?

While industry leaders say it's not impossible, achieving this requires a whole-of-nation approach. What are some of the challenges faced?

Embracing Sustainability Solutions

Embracing Sustainability Solutions

Issue #1: Celebrating winners of the inaugural ESG Positive Impact Awards driving positive change in Malaysia. Issue #2: Transitioning to a sustainable economy brings new opportunities, but are stakeholders ready to undertake the changes required?

Managing Supply Chains Through the ESG Lens

Managing Supply Chains Through the ESG Lens

In a survey report, 78% of MNCs will remove suppliers that endanger their carbon transition plan by 2025; but are SMEs on the supply chain ESG-ready?

Biodiversity: The Heart Of The Next ESG Agenda

Biodiversity: The Heart Of The Next ESG Agenda

Biodiversity pumps the lifeblood for the next key focus in the ESG agenda after climate change

Of Earth And Water

Of Earth And Water

While sustainability is a global issue that is recognised 24/7, 365 days a year, by businesses and non-governmental organisations alike, World Water Day and Earth Day are among the most important celebrations worldwide.

Addressing Food Security 100 Days and Beyond

Addressing Food Security 100 Days and Beyond

A deep dive into the need for balance between the nation's food imports and self-sufficient production.

Reframing the Technology Narrative

Reframing the Technology Narrative

While technology aids in the transition to a net-zero future, it also has its own challenges to overcome. Beyond boosting productivity and efficiency, digital transformation ensures wider economic, financial and social inclusion for Malaysian’s citizens.

The Sustainability Challenge For Malaysia

The Sustainability Challenge For Malaysia

The year ahead is filled with new obstacles in addressing climate change and the rising cost of living. This issue highlights immediate areas linked to sustainability that the government will need to take a hand in and rein in negative impact.

Leading Perspectives in ESG

Leading Perspectives in ESG

As nations and corporations look to integrate ESG considerations, conversations around ESG have become increasingly sophisticated. We take a look at how priorities have changed and evolved, and how this has affected the trends in the ESG segment.

Financial Sector Focuses on ESG and Climate Change

Financial Sector Focuses on ESG and Climate Change

Regulators and financial institutions alike are championing ESG policies for a better future, be it setting in place firm frameworks to ensure a facilitative environment, or focusing on climate finance to ease the transition to a net-zero world.

Rising Concerns Over Food Security

Rising Concerns Over Food Security

For a nation whose identity is intrinsically linked to its cuisine, rising food prices is a critical problem that needs to be solved. Malaysia still has a long way to go when it comes to solving its food security concerns.

Cybersecurity Risk A Growing ESG Issue

Cybersecurity Risk A Growing ESG Issue

How does the rapid acceleration of digital transformation and adoption intersect with cybersecurity considerations with relation to ESG principles?

ESG Factors In Investments

ESG Factors In Investments

Modern investors are looking for more than financial gains — they’re looking to invest in a better future. Business strategies can’t just rely on profitability to attract this new group of investors, especially if it comes at the cost of sustainability.

Driving Social Impacts In ESG

Driving Social Impacts In ESG

With increasing scrutiny from regulators, activists and investors alike, governments and companies are starting to take a more serious stance on the social aspect of ESG. Here’s how far Malaysia has come - and the way forward to champion a just transition

The Journey To A Low-Carbon World

The Journey To A Low-Carbon World

Climate change is intensifying, with rising temperatures continuing to seriously impact lives and the environment. This begs the question – are we doing enough to better the future of our country and by extension, the planet?

Built For Sustainability

Built For Sustainability

ESG is taking centre stage in companies across various industries, but one of particular note is property development. With stakeholders in mind, how are ESG standards affecting today's property sector?

Towards A Sustainable, Responsible Future

Towards A Sustainable, Responsible Future

Companies are reframing their strategies to be more responsive to future world events and incorporating ESG principles to fulfil stakeholder expectations. This issue explores Malaysia’s sustainability scale in the face of these new global trends.

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