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 […]

Cut From A Different Cloth: Asia Pacific Rayon Drives Value-Chain Integration and Sustainable Fashion

Cut From A Different Cloth: Asia Pacific Rayon Drives Value-Chain Integration and Sustainable Fashion

A positive development for Indonesia’s domestic textile sector – Those were the words of Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, describing the impact of new kid on the textile block Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), at the 29 March 2019 APR Gala Dinner themed “Revitalising Indonesia’s Textile Industry; Plantation to Fashion”. The Gala Dinner was attended by […]

Asian Agri Gives IDR 4.3B of Profits to Partnered Smallholders

Asian Agri Gives IDR 4.3B of Profits to Partnered Smallholders

Continuing the unique tradition of rewarding its RSPO-certified smallholder partners, Asian Agri recently shared with them profits from the sale of certified sustainable palm oil. Premium Sharing Since 2014, the Asian Agri premium sharing event has been a regular affair. Held at Hotel Pangeran, Riau, the 21 March 2019 event reaffirms the company’s commitment as […]

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

Observing International Day of Forests 2019

21 March is International Day of Forests. It is the day that the United Nations raises awareness on the importance of all types of forests. Also known as World Forest Day, the event has been observed since 2013. “Forests and Education” is the theme for International Day of Forest 2019 – last year’s was “Forests […]