Apical @GTR Asia 2022: Agility, resilience and risk management required to navigate Asia’s trade landscape

Apical @GTR Asia 2022: Agility, resilience and risk management required to navigate Asia’s trade landscape

COVID-19, the prolonged Russia-Ukraine war and inflationary pressures have tested the ingenuity, resilience and flexibility of organisations. The recent GTR Asia event in Singapore attracted over 1,000 participants. It featured a panel discussion titled “Post-COVID recovery, tectonic shifts and supply chain redistribution” which examined themes across a range of issues, including supply chain resilience and […]

Towards a Greener and More Circular Economy

Towards a Greener and More Circular Economy

Investors have an active role to play in supporting the private sector’s efforts in building a greener future for all, which means moving from an economy that is W.I.L.D. – wasteful, idle, lopsided, and dirty – to one that is circular, lean, inclusive, and clean. This was the central point of a robust panel discussion, […]

Creating a High Performance Culture among RGE’s Global Workforce to Drive Growth

Creating a High Performance Culture among RGE’s Global Workforce to Drive Growth

In today’s dynamic business landscape, agility is important, and this requires an employee-first approach. As RGE pushes ahead with its expansion – venturing into new markets and integrating global acquisitions – building greater agility and connecting with its 60,000-strong workforce will be key to driving a high-performance culture for sustainable growth. Amid the evolving talent […]

Bracell Launches Environmental Initiative Aimed at Schools

Bracell Launches Environmental Initiative Aimed at Schools

Bracell has launched an environmental education initiative in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to promote awareness of sustainability issues in schools. Launched in partnership with Social Service for Industry (SESI), an NGO focused on community education and wellbeing, and with the support of local government, the motto of the Environmental Experiences project is ‘We take care of […]

RGE drives Singapore’s first textile recycling initiative with RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre

RGE drives Singapore’s first textile recycling initiative with RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre

To accelerate innovation in textile recycling, RGE jointly launched the RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre (RGE-NTU SusTex) with the Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) on 4 Aug 2022. The S$6 million research centre marks Singapore’s first textile recycling initiative, with a clear aim of translating research outcomes into practical solutions that can be deployed in […]

Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit 2022: Investing in biodiversity paves the way for a nature-positive future

Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit 2022: Investing in biodiversity paves the way for a nature-positive future

Over half of the world’s total GDP is dependent on nature.[1] Despite the positive ecosystem services that are provided through biodiversity, addressing biodiversity loss is often overlooked. As the world continues to grapple with climate change, the biodiversity that billions of people rely on for food, medicine, and energy is in danger. At the Bloomberg […]

Asian Agri and Apical celebrate first RSPO certification for independent smallholders under SMILE programme

Asian Agri and Apical celebrate first RSPO certification for independent smallholders under SMILE programme

Asian Agri and Apical Group have jointly announced that an inaugural batch of 239 independent smallholders under the Smallholder Inclusion for Better Livelihood & Empowerment (“SMILE”) programme in the Labuhan Batu Regency of North Sumatra, has achieved the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”) sustainability certification. The smallholders were awarded the certification following an RSPO audit […]

Tanoto Foundation and the Provincial Government of Central Java collaborate to accelerate stunting reduction

Tanoto Foundation and the Provincial Government of Central Java collaborate to accelerate stunting reduction

The Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo paid a visit to the Kluwut Village in Bulakamba, Brebes on 21 July 2022 to witness the implementation of the stunting reduction program, accompanied by Anderson Tanoto, member of Tanoto Foundation’s Board of Trustees. As part of the visit, Rumah Anak SIGAP, a care centre for stimulation and […]

APRIL Shares Approach to Forest Conservation @ Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

APRIL Shares Approach to Forest Conservation @ Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

The world continues to ramp up efforts in forest conservation, with ambitious commitments to halting and reversing forest loss. Following the signing of an international treaty to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming at COP26 last year, both public and private sectors have made commitments to advance nature based solutions. Yet, delivering […]

President Joko Widodo inaugurates Rumpin Modern Nursery in Indonesia, set up in partnership with APRIL Group

President Joko Widodo inaugurates Rumpin Modern Nursery in Indonesia, set up in partnership with APRIL Group

New nursery set up through a ground-breaking public-private partnership between the Indonesian Government and APRIL Similar nurseries to be established across Indonesia The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), recently inaugurated the Indonesian Government’s tree nursery in Rumpin, Bogor, in west Java. The new nursery will produce seedlings for plantation in a […]