From Car Rental Driver to Country Delegate: A Tanoto Scholar Alumni’s Story

From Car Rental Driver to Country Delegate: A Tanoto Scholar Alumni’s Story

Several years ago, a rental car driver used to look up to the sky whenever an airplane flew past and told himself that he would one day take a plane ride. Today, this very same driver and former Tanoto Foundation scholar has taken not just one but several plane rides, representing Indonesia at various international events […]

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

RER: Protecting and Documenting Endangered Bird Life in the Kampar Peninsula

Bird lovers rejoice! Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER)’s pioneering report, Birds of the Kampar Peninsula: An Annotated Checklist, has confirmed the presence of 299 rare and endangered birds in its Kampar Peninsula peatland restoration forest area in Indonesia. The annotated checklist records all the bird species that have been identified as of June 2017 and was […]

Sateri Donation Helps Improve Kindergarten Facilities in Fujian

Sateri Donation Helps Improve Kindergarten Facilities in Fujian

New books and new chairs. A more colourful playground. Improved facilities resulting from Sateri‘s donations to Duxia Kindergarten in Fujian, China. Besides relocating the school’s playground and livening it up with colourful rocking horse toys, leading global producer of high-quality viscose Sateri also donated new school desks and lockers to the kindergarten which is attended by […]

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri Opens 7th Biogas Power Plant to Generate Clean Energy

Asian Agri, one of Asia’s largest palm oil producers, opened its 7th biogas power plant at Tungkal Ulu in Indonesia’s Jambi province, demonstrating its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, generate clean energy, as well as contribute to the community. Biogas power plants are capable of processing Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) – a by-product […]

Apical Joins Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Apical Joins Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Apical Group, one of the largest exporters of palm oil in Indonesia, recently became a partner of Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020). Founded in 2012, TFA 2020 is a global public-private umbrella partnership which brings together governments, private sector, and civil society organisations to reduce deforestation associated with the sourcing of palm oil, beef, […]

Tanoto Foundation Hosts 2018 Gathering for Scholars and Alumni in Singapore

Tanoto Foundation Hosts 2018 Gathering for Scholars and Alumni in Singapore

The 2018 Tanoto Scholars and Alumni Gathering in Singapore saw its largest attendance yet, with 62 scholars and representatives from the nation’s top universities – Singapore Management University (SMU), Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore, taking part in the event held at SMU. Tanoto Foundation which funds the scholarships was founded by […]

Apical Conducts Two-Day Workshop for Stakeholders and Suppliers

Apical Conducts Two-Day Workshop for Stakeholders and Suppliers

Apical Group recently held a two-day workshop in Pekanbaru, Indonesia for its stakeholders and suppliers to learn more about establishing and managing sustainable and traceable palm oil supply chains. Attended by 65 participants – comprising business owners, commercial heads and sustainability specialists from major palm oil companies from Medan and various parts of Riau , the training is part […]

Asia Philanthropy Circle Launches Report on Improving Indonesia’s Education System

Asia Philanthropy Circle Launches Report on Improving Indonesia’s Education System

Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), a regional “platform for philanthropists by philanthropists”, launched ‘Catalysing Productive Livelihood: A guide to education interventions with an accelerated path to scale and impact’, a Giving Guide report that defines strategic areas of focus for philanthropists to bring about transformative impact to Indonesia’s education system. Supported by Tanoto Foundation, the report […]

Early Roots: The Origins of RGM and Tanoto Foundation

Early Roots: The Origins of RGM and Tanoto Foundation

As Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto celebrates his 50th year as an entrepreneur, we take a look back at the many milestones in his journey of building the business and partnering with communities. In this article, we feature the town of Besitang, Indonesia and its role in the establishment of both RGM (the direct antecedent of […]