RER Inaugural Annual Report Highlights Increased Biodiversity, Absent Fires and Engaged Communities

RER Inaugural Annual Report Highlights Increased Biodiversity, Absent Fires and Engaged Communities

Endangered species have returned. Fires have been absent for almost three years. Communities have been engaged and their members, given alternative livelihoods. These are several of the highlights in Riau Ecosystem Restoration’s (RER) first annual report, released in April 2018. Guided by its pioneering approach of a four-phase model of peatland forest protection, creation and […]

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

On 20 March, ten students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) visited APRIL’s operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. The trip was part of the students’ class on “Moral Reasoning & the Policy Process”, a module on the challenges, justifications and implications of policy positions […]

Asian Agri Shares Sustainable Practices with EU Diplomats

Asian Agri Shares Sustainable Practices with EU Diplomats

On 16 April, Asian Agri welcomed ambassadors and representatives from the European Union (EU) to its Tungkal Ulu Estate in Jambi, Indonesia. Through a combination of onsite visits and briefings, the company shared how it sustainably manages its oil palm plantations, how it helps to transform the palm oil supply chain to become more traceable, […]

Sateri and Peers Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Development of Viscose

Sateri and Peers Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Development of Viscose

Sateri, a leading global producer of viscose staple fibre with an annual production capacity of 800,000 tons, has joined nine other major viscose producers and two trade associations in China to form the Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV). This industry-led initiative seeks to address sustainability challenges and drive market transformation. Launched in March […]

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) featured APRIL in a case study entitled “A Production-Protection Model for Sustainable Pulp & Paper Operations in Riau, Indonesia”. It tells how APRIL “took steps to balance the economic and environmental concerns of paper production while taking into account multiple stakeholders, including the Indonesian government, local […]

Belinda Tanoto Featured in ASEAN Impact 25 Philanthropist Catalogue

Belinda Tanoto Featured in ASEAN Impact 25 Philanthropist Catalogue

Belinda Tanoto, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tanoto Foundation, was featured in “ASEAN Impact 25”, a catalogue compiling the narratives of 25 philanthropists from across the region. Launched by Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) at the inaugural ASEAN Philanthropy Dialogue on 21 March 2018, the compendium outlines the overall impact of their […]