[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

My name is Steven Nilam, and I come from Medan in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Even though I’ve lived in Singapore for 8 years, I’ve never forgotten my roots and in fact through my voluntary work throughout my studies in Singapore, I’ve started to grow my passion for giving back to the community. […]

Asian Agri Trains New Generations of Skilled Planters

Asian Agri Trains New Generations of Skilled Planters

Palm oil production is a vital pillar of the Indonesian economy, and its versatility has made it an indispensable ingredient in many consumer products ranging from chocolates to lipsticks. In recent years, palm oil has also been used in the process of manufacturing biofuels—a renewable source of energy. Today, Indonesia is the world’s largest supplier […]

Tanoto Foundation 2015 Annual Report

Tanoto Foundation 2015 Annual Report

The Tanoto Foundation traces its roots to 1981, when founders Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto started a kindergarten and elementary school in rural Besitang located in the Sumatera Utara province of Indonesia. Today, the  Tanoto Foundation  has grown into a full-fledged, multi-faceted philanthropic organisation. Tanoto Foundation: A Centre of Excellence in Poverty Alleviation The […]

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

A double record-breaker. The annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering, held in Indonesia and Singapore, saw record turnouts for both events. Tanoto Scholars gathered for a series of bonding and networking activities. Tanoto Scholars Gathering in Indonesia Also known by its acronym TSG, the August 16-19, 2016 event in Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia, received 290 Tanoto Scholars […]

Making a Social Impact: Crossing the Chasm

Making a Social Impact: Crossing the Chasm

A solid marketing and branding strategy to help migrant workers in Singapore improve their command of English – that was Team iChange’s grand prize-winning proposal at the inaugural “Crossing the Chasm Challenge 2016”. Organised by the Asia Centre for Social Enterprises and Philanthropy (ACSEP) and sponsored by the Tanoto Foundation, the challenge sought to advance […]

PT RAPP’s Operations Create Jobs, Benefitting Thousands

PT RAPP’s Operations Create Jobs, Benefitting Thousands

Doing what is good for community, country and climate is a business philosophy backed by shared value creation and positive multiplier effects brought about by companies managed by RGE. This article, first published in Bahasa Indonesia by Antara Riau, covers the positive impact created in Pangkalan Kerinci by APRIL Group‘s Indonesian operations PT Riau Andalan Pulp […]

Belinda Tanoto: Innovation happens in the frontline, not in HQ

Belinda Tanoto: Innovation happens in the frontline, not in HQ

At the recent UBS Philanthropy Forum Asia, Tanoto Foundation Board of Trustees member Belinda Tanoto, shared her insights on how the Foundation tackles the complex and challenging issues in Indonesia’s education system. The event which gathered top philanthropists, eminent business families and influential impact investors in Singapore for two days, provided a platform to discuss […]

Tanoto Foundation Enhances Quality of Life through Medical Research Support

Tanoto Foundation Enhances Quality of Life through Medical Research Support

Tanoto Foundation continues to make great strides in enhancing the quality of lives in Asia, with the recent conferring of the Tanoto Foundation Professorship in Medical Oncology, the support of Asia lymphoma research and the launch of the Stroke Support Station in Singapore. Sukanto Tanoto, Founder of Tanoto Foundation, said the Foundation was pleased to […]

Tanoto Foundation Professor develops new test for screening heart conditions

Tanoto Foundation Professor develops new test for screening heart conditions

Tanoto Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Professor Stuart Cook and his team recently developed a new test that will significantly shorten the time for patient screening for inherited heart conditions. (see news report) Shorten screening time for heart conditions Patients at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) previously had […]