APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group enhances Butterfly Habitat with Young Environmentalists

APRIL Group joined young Southeast Asian environmentalists, Singaporean school students and representatives from the National Parks Board (NParks) as part of a tripartite enhancement of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park‘s Butterfly Habitat. More butterflies for Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park In the morning July 24, 2015, the multi-stakeholder group of public, private and people sector participants […]

APRIL Group’s total approach to forest fire management

APRIL Group’s total approach to forest fire management

In an unprecedented move by a forestry business in Indonesia, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd or APRIL Group announced on June 26, 2015 a ‘Fire Danger Period’ across all its concession areas in Riau province from July 1 to August 31, 2015. As a company that has adopted a strict no-burn policy since it […]

APRIL Group and the road to infrastructure development

APRIL Group and the road to infrastructure development

The recent groundbreaking of APRIL Group’s (Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd) state-of-the-art third paper mill facility was just one of many milestones the company has reached in its journey to benefit the community and country. Its Indonesian subsidiary PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP) has been actively involved in community and infrastructure development […]

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 […]

Asian Agri: Sowing the (high-yield) seeds for a sustainable future

Asian Agri: Sowing the (high-yield) seeds for a sustainable future

For its work in improving the economic and social well-being of palm oil smallholders, Asian Agri has been in the media spotlight recently. Three articles in the Jakarta Post covered the work done by the palm oil company, one of the pioneer corporate partners in the Plasma programme. The Plasma programme was an initiative by […]

Apical and Asian Agri to Help Smallholder Farmers in Increasing Yield with New Generation Seedlings

Apical and Asian Agri to Help Smallholder Farmers in Increasing Yield with New Generation Seedlings

President of Apical Group Dato’ Yeo How was at the 2nd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs on 13 May 2015. He was one of four expert panellists invited to speak at the session themed “Commodities outlook: Impact of falling prices”. The session focused on declining global commodity […]

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang discusses Food Security

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang discusses Food Security

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang recently attended the Tropical Landscapes Summit 2015 on 27 April organised by the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (ORCID). He was among six speakers at the plenary session, themed “The Challenge of Food Security for All”. The discussion, chaired by World Agroforestry Centre Director General Dr Tony […]

Asia Symbol Chinese Chess Competition draws 187 students in Rizhao

Asia Symbol Chinese Chess Competition draws 187 students in Rizhao

187 primary school students in Rizhao City participated in the Asia Symbol Primary Schools Chinese Chess Competition on 18 April 2015. The competition was jointly organised by the Rizhao Economic and Technology Development Zone public relations department and Asia Symbol (Shandong). The event is one of many that Asia Symbol, a part of the RGE […]

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 […]