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THAIPAT Releases 2021 ESG Emerging List

With 15 Durable Stocks over COVID Showdown Highlighted

20 May 2021 – Thaipat Institute today reveals 24 securities with promising performance in terms of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) as 2021 ESG Emerging list, firm also highlights 15 durable securities of ESG100 companies which listed for the 7th consecutive year (since 2015), as an alternative universe for sustainable investing over COVID-19 crisis.

Thaipat Institute, by its ESG Rating unit, the pioneer in the development of Thailand’s corporate sustainability database and the annual ESG100 list since 2015, has compiled the 2021 ESG Emerging List to recognize promising ESG performers on the Thai stock market. For the list, the institute has reviewed 824 companies/funds/investment trusts using ESG information from over 15,260 publicly available data points from six data sources1.

Dr.Pipat Yodprudtikan, chairman of Thaipat Institute, says, “To compile ESG Emerging list for the second time this year, we used ESG data publicly available in the company disclosure, its performance on ESG issues, and significant initiatives or business aspects linked to ESG factors which reflect in revenue growth or cost saving within the assessment period”.

As a result of assessment, the member of ESG Emerging list for the year 2021 consist of 24 securities: AF, AIMIRT, AP, ASIAN, COTTO, ETC, LEO, NRF, PAP, PCSGH, SA, SCGP, SELIC, SENA, SFLEX, SKR, SONIC, SSP, STARK, STI, TM, WICE, WINMED, and ZIGA.

Thaipat Institute, by its ESG Rating unit, has also compiled the ESG100 list of the top 100 ESG performing publicly listed companies in Thai stock market (both SET and mai markets), being the universe for calculating Thaipat ESG Index as a “Benchmark Index”, and also serve as an “Investable Index” for a variety of ESG-themed investment products provided by asset management companies. More info at S&P Dow Jones' Custom Indices2.

Regarding the ESG100 list, companies/funds/investment trusts entering the 2021 list will be informed directly by the Thaipat Institute, and the list will not be publicly available.

However, investment during COVID-19 situation or high volatile market circumstance, outstanding ESG performing stocks is likely to attract more investors because the impact on investment return is lower than the decrease of overall market return.

The result is indicated by SET TRI, the index that has reflected the total return of overall Thai securities during COVID-19 situation since the beginning of 2020 to date (17th of May), which having rate of return at 2.97% while Thaipat ESG Index TR, which lists securities with outstanding ESG performance, has recorded the rate of return on the same period at 10.5%. The difference is as huge as 7.53%.

The 15 securities of ESG100 companies which listed for the 7th consecutive year (since 2015 till 2021) consist of ADVANC, DELTA, HMPRO, INTUCH, KBANK, KKP, LHFG, NSI, SCB, SCC, SNC, SYNEX, THANI, TISCO, and TOG.

Investors who interested in the ESG Emerging list and the ESG100 list can seek more information at 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; ESG rating information on publicly listed companies, ESG Rating Company Limited; Data used for the granting of Sustainability Disclosure Awards, Sustainability Disclosure Community; 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.
2 https://www.spglobal.com/spdji/en/custom-index-calculations/thaipat-institute/all



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