[Guest Blog] Study Trip to Pangkalan Kerinci by Master Students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

[Guest Blog] Study Trip to Pangkalan Kerinci by Master Students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

On 28-29 November 2016, a group of approximately 55 students of Master of Public Administration at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) visited APRIL and Asian Agri, two world-class companies in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. The visit was a study trip program as part of the […]

RGE 2016 Highlights

RGE 2016 Highlights

The year 2016 marked the fruition of several strategic business initiatives for RGE and our business groups. Yet, even in the midst of growth, RGE has not forgotten about giving back to the community, supporting the country, and being responsible stewards of the climate. Some of the highlights include: RGE Chairman Sukanto Tanoto adds fourth […]

APRIL Shares Perspectives on Sustainable Development at Responsible Business Forum 2016

APRIL Shares Perspectives on Sustainable Development at Responsible Business Forum 2016

“In developing countries, business accounts for 60% of GDP and 90% of jobs, so the kind of change envisaged by the SDGs can only be achieved with the input of the private sector,” declared Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General & Director for Asia-Pacific, UNDP; setting an important context for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable […]

Project Sukacita Marks 5th-Anniversary Milestone

Project Sukacita Marks 5th-Anniversary Milestone

Project Sukacita—a student-initiated, student-led community service project—celebrated its 5th anniversary by doing what it does best: Serving the local community in Pangkalan Kerinci. Pangkalan Kerinci, or Kerinci as it’s fondly known, was twenty five years ago a mere village of 200 dwellings whose inhabitants were either fishermen or illegal loggers. Today, there are more than […]

Apical Ups the Bar with Enhanced Sustainability Dashboard

Apical Ups the Bar with Enhanced Sustainability Dashboard

Abundant sunshine, regular rainfall and tropical climate are fecund conditions for the growth of oil palm, and nowhere do the oil palm flowers bloom more proudly than along the tropical equator belt. Not taking the naturally favorable conditions for granted, Apical, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, has embedded sustainability into […]

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 […]

On-the-ground Snapshots: SIIA visits Pangkalan Kerinci

On-the-ground Snapshots: SIIA visits Pangkalan Kerinci

Snapshots Researchers from the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) visited us in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau on August 24-26. Their visit was to establish a stronger understanding of the measures taken and challenges faced by RGE-managed business groups in environmental stewardship and fire prevention. See below for some of the snapshots taken on the ground… and also […]

RGE Statement on Sukanto Tanoto Interview

RGE Statement on Sukanto Tanoto Interview

In a 2011 interview that has recently been circulating on social media, Mr. Sukanto Tanoto spoke about his background and business philosophy. An article in the Indonesiana Forum drew attention to a part of that interview and regrettably took it out of context. In the interview, the metaphor in Mandarin used by Mr. Tanoto is […]