A Chat on Sustainable Business: Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course

A Chat on Sustainable Business: Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course

The advocacy for sustainable development continued when RGE and the Tanoto Foundation hosted students from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Singapore Management University (SMU) to an evening of dialogue on sustainable business on 22 June 2019. Held at SMU, the session was part of the Wharton-SMU Global Modular Course (GMC), now […]

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

Life Without (Single-Use) Plastic? It’s Fantastic!

It started from an RGE Townhall in Jakarta in March 2019, where APRIL’s sustainability professionals raised the issue of single-use plastics and its adverse impact on the environment. The session saw the collaborative contribution of ideas by employees of different business groups, skills and portfolios. This ground-up design and brainstorm later developed into a campaign […]

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

Fire Free Village Programme Reaches Five Years

At five years old, APRIL Group’s Fire Free Village Programme (FFVP) continues to show progress in fire prevention and managing fire-free landscapes. Piloted in 2014 and launched in 2015, the FFVP is a multi-stakeholder fire prevention project in Riau, Indonesia, founded in close collaboration with local communities and in partnership with NGOs, the government, police, military […]

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE Bankers’ Forum 2019

RGE held its inaugural Bankers’ Forum on 24 May 2019 at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, welcoming almost 200 stakeholders from more than 50 financial institutions for a morning of dialogue and sharing. It was the first of its kind at the RGE group level, following business group-level engagements. Attendees of the invite-only RGE Bankers’ […]

Belinda Tanoto: An Early Start on Indonesia’s Human Capital Development

Belinda Tanoto: An Early Start on Indonesia’s Human Capital Development

Tanoto Foundation’s Board of Trustees Member Belinda Tanoto penned an article on human capital development which was published in the Jakarta Post on 10 May 2019. Primarily focussed on early childhood education and development as a key component of human capital development, her article contextualises the early childhood development landscape, its challenges, and echoes calls […]

Sateri Becomes World’s Largest Viscose Producer With Latest Acquisition

Sateri Becomes World’s Largest Viscose Producer With Latest Acquisition

Sateri has propelled itself to become the world’s largest producer of viscose fibre, a natural and sustainable raw material found in everyday items like textiles, baby wipes and personal hygiene products. With its recent acquisition of 250,000mtpa capacity Jiangsu Xiangsheng Viscose Fiber Co., Ltd, its combined annual production capacity of its four viscose mills in […]

Bracell Group Rebrands Bahia Specialty Cellulose and Lwarcel Celulose under ‘Bracell’ Brand

Bracell Group Rebrands Bahia Specialty Cellulose and Lwarcel Celulose under ‘Bracell’ Brand

At 2 million tonnes per annum by 2021, Bracell is poised to cement its place as the world’s leading and largest producer of dissolving pulp. The Singapore-based group recently rebranded its Brazilian operations, with Bahia Specialty Cellulose (BSC) and São Paulo-based Lwarcel Celulose operating under the unified Bracell brand. The largest private investment in São […]

Effective Production-Protection Model Demonstrated Through RER

Effective Production-Protection Model Demonstrated Through RER

Having observed its fifth anniversary last October, the Riau Ecosystem Restoration (or Restorasi Ekosistem Riau, RER) project recently published its 2018 progress report. The report documents the work done and results achieved in various areas of the multi-faceted project. The RER team, comprising conservation experts as well as forestry and sustainability professionals from APRIL (Asia […]