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 […]

APRIL Recognised as Valued Donor to Global Compact Network Singapore

APRIL Recognised as Valued Donor to Global Compact Network Singapore

Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) is go-to agency for Singapore-based companies that want to deepen and widen their understanding and implementation of CSR and corporate sustainability practices. As a signatory to the Principles of the UN Global Compact and a company committed to applying responsible and best-practice sustainable forestry management across every aspect of its […]

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

A fusion of culture, nature and technology greeted visitors at APRIL subsidiary Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP)’s booth at the Pelalawan Expo 2016, the regency’s largest annual event. The Expo celebrated the cultural, ecological and economic vibrancy of Pelalawan.  Show attendees were invited to learn from expert batik makers from RAPP’s community development programme, […]

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 […]

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

Heard of the RER (Restorasi Ekosistem Riau) project? It is a collaborative project aimed at restoring and conserving ecologically important peat forest areas in Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula. Spanning 150,000 hectares, the area was previously either mostly deforested or degraded peatland. APRIL Group established the RER project in 2013 as multi-year commitment to protecting, assessing, restoring and […]

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 […]

Kishore Mahbubani: Reflections on RGE

Kishore Mahbubani: Reflections on RGE

Kishore Mahbubani is Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He previously served for 33 years in Singapore’s diplomatic service and is recognised as an expert on Asian and world affairs. (More) In July 2016, RGE was honoured […]