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THAIPAT Unveils 100 Stocks on 2016 List of ESG100


26 April 2016 – Thaipat Institute today announces the 2016 list of ESG100, naming the top 100 publicly listed companies that are most outstanding in terms of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance this year. With their market capitalization totalling Bt6.7 trillion, these companies represent the universe for sustainable investments.


ESG Rating unit of the Thaipat Institute, the pioneer in the development of Thailand’s corporate sustainability database, has compiled the ESG100 list for two consecutive years now. ESG100 refers to 100 best-performing publicly listed companies in ESG areas. Just 100 out of the 621 companies on the Thai stock market (excluding businesses that have been undergoing rehabilitation) have made it to the ESG100 list. Thaipat Institute has assessed all these companies based on more than 11,500 data points of publicly-available ESG information from six data sources1.

With the ESG100 list, investors have basic guidance about which public listed companies have done well for ESG. Such information in turn enables investors to pursue sustainable investments and still enjoy the rate of returns that is no lower than what general investment approach can offer.

Dr. Pipat Yodprudtikan, director of Thaipat Institute, says, “This year, we have conducted Integrated ESG Assessments. ESG and financial information have been analysed together so as to ensure the ESG100 list reflects the rate of returns and operating results related to the ESG activities of each company. Three major components are industry analysis, corporate strategy and financial reports”.

The 2016 list of ESG100 covers companies from eight industries.

Agro & Food Industry15 companies
Consumer Products7 companies
Financials13 companies
Industrials12 companies
Property & Construction16 companies
Resources9 companies
Services19 companies
Technology9 companies

Companies from the services industry have the highest percentage on the ESG100 list. Of the top 100 publicly listed companies in terms of ESG performance, as many as 19 come from the services sector. The second biggest group on the list is the property & construction industry, with 16 representatives. This year, the ESG100 list include four companies from the MAI too. They are APCO, FPI, TPCH, and XO.

The ESG100 companies have the combined market capitalization of around Bt6.7 trillion. In other words, they accounts for 50.7 per cent of the Thai stock market’s total market cap of Bt13.2 trillion.

By compiling the ESG100 list for the second year now, Thaipat Institute has promoted the improving disclosure of ESG information among publicly listed companies. The ESG100 list, moreover, has presented publicly listed companies that have done well on the ESG to local and international investors alike. The ESG100 companies therefore have won greater opportunities to attract investors who use ESG in pursuing satisfactory financial returns on the long basis and also in making positive impacts on the society.

For more information on the stocks of ESG100 companies, investors can check out www.esgrating.com.


For more information, please contact
Khun Veraya Preeyapan
Tel: 02-930-5227 Fax: 02-930-5228
Email: info@thaipat.org



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1 These sources are: Data listed under the Corporate Social Responsibility subject in the annual registration statement (Form 56-1), Securities and Exchange Commission; Information on TISCO ESG Investment Fund for Society’s stock investments as of 31 December 2015, TISCO Asset Management Company Limited; Data used for the granting of Sustainability Report Awards, Thai Listed Companies Association; Findings from CG Scoring surveys, the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD); Findings from sustainability development ratings on CSR Progress Indicators and Anti-corruption Indicators, Thaipat Institute; and information on Media and Stakeholder Analysis (MSA), Image Plus Communication Company Limited.



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