Belinda Tanoto on CNA Perspectives’ “Inequality in Asia”

Belinda Tanoto on CNA Perspectives’ “Inequality in Asia”

Belinda Tanoto was part of a discussion panel on Inequality in Asia, on Channel NewsAsia’s (CNA) Perspectives, which aired on June 10, 2015. A member on the Board of Trustees of Tanoto Foundation, Ms Tanoto shared insights and anecdotes with the panel and audience, outlining the importance of the roles non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play and the […]

Belinda Tanoto weighs in on poverty alleviation

Belinda Tanoto weighs in on poverty alleviation

Tanoto Foundation Board of Trustees member Belinda Tanoto weighed in on poverty alleviation in 2 videos by the Foundation. The interviews were conducted on the sidelines of the United Nations Development Programme in Jakarta on April 13, 2015. Ms Tanoto was among panellists who spoke at a session themed “Fostering Committment and Leadership for Philanthropy’s Engagement“. […]

Tanoto Foundation tackles poverty with 3 E’s

Tanoto Foundation tackles poverty with 3 E’s

Tanoto Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Tanoto Family, was recently featured in The Jakarta Post, April 27, 2015. The article touched on how the Foundation tackles poverty through its 3E thrusts – Education, Empowerment, Enhancement – and various initiatives and programmes to address inequalities derived from poverty. One initiative, Pelita Pendidikan, aims at raising […]

The Town of Kerinci

The Town of Kerinci

The town of Pangkalan Kerinci, commonly known as Kerinci, is part of Pelalawan – a regency of the Riau Province; the economic hub of the island of Sumatra and one of the richest provinces in Indonesia due to its abundance of natural resources. Travelling to Pelalawan involves firstly flying to Pekanbaru in Riau and then […]

Unlocking the Rural Potential in Indonesia

Unlocking the Rural Potential in Indonesia

Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy continues to see growth momentum despite the slowdown in the global economy. The World Bank expects Indonesia’s GDP to expand to 5.2 percent this year, picking up moderately to 5.5 percent in 2016; largely due to private consumption growth remaining relatively stable, increase in fixed investment spending and a gradual […]

Sustaining the Future of Palm Oil

Sustaining the Future of Palm Oil

A common ingredient in many products on supermarket shelves – ranging from food-related to personal care – palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. It holds a market share of 38 percent of the world’s major oil and fats today. With a rising global population and affluence especially in the emerging economies such […]

Tanoto Foundation Support the Implementation of SATAP with United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Tanoto Foundation Support the Implementation of SATAP with United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

On 12 February 2015, Tanoto Foundation, founded by Sukanto Tanoto, signed an agreement with United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the implementation of SATAP (Sekolah Satu Atap) – One Roof School program in East Java and West Sulawesi in Indonesia. The One Roof School program was initiated by the Indonesian government in 2005 as part of […]

Tanoto Foundation Professor Leads Heart Disease Study

Tanoto Foundation Professor Leads Heart Disease Study

Tanoto Foundation Professor, Stuart Cook, is currently leading a team of scientists in the study a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle becomes weakened and unable to function normally. Professor Cook is a Senior Consultant of Department of Cardiology and Distinguished Clinician Scientist of the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), and Director […]

Asian Agri and Smallholders Partnership in Agri Business Contributes to National Economy

Asian Agri and Smallholders Partnership in Agri Business Contributes to National Economy

The development of the agri business in Indonesia is still being challenged by the poor welfare of smallholders, even when these smallholders are the front liners of the industry who contribute to the country’s national income. One of the ways to increase smallholders’ welfare is to develop a partnership between them and the companies,  which has been […]