COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

COP21 announcements & behind the scenes with APRIL Group

As world leaders convened at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, APRIL Group announced Dec 1, 2015 it will step up conservation and restoration efforts in Riau via the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) programme. Held in parallel with the Paris Climate Conference, the fifth edition of the Indonesia Pavilion saw representatives from government, […]

Record numbers attend annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering

Record numbers attend annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering

#TSG15 – Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2015 A record 266 Tanoto scholars attended the Tanoto Scholars Gathering from 12 to 15 August 2015 in Pangkalan Kerinci. Held annually since 2010 by Tanoto Foundation, this year’s Tanoto Scholars Gathering saw scholars from 23 universities across 9 cities in Indonesia. Learn and Lead Themed “Learn and Lead”, the […]

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

APRIL Group leads multi-stakeholder effort in fire prevention

Our focus now is prevention – RGE Director Anderson Tanoto On July 28, 2015, APRIL Group launched the Fire Free Village Programme in Pangkalan Kerinci to create fire-free villages through the collaboration with villages, community stakeholders, non-governmental organisations and enforcement agencies. (see News Release and APRIL Dialog for more information) Fire Free Village Programme Tapping on […]

Anderson Tanoto: Villages waiting to join Indonesia’s march of growth

Anderson Tanoto: Villages waiting to join Indonesia’s march of growth

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto wrote an opinion editorial published in The Jakarta Post on June 29, 2015. Spotlight on agriculture He outlined the important roles rural Indonesia and agriculture can play in the nation’s economic growth, saying Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s call for a shift from a consumption-based economy to a production-based economy now casts […]

APRIL Group’s Groundbreaking Paper Mill Facility

APRIL Group’s Groundbreaking Paper Mill Facility

APRIL Group had a groundbreaking ceremony on May 22, 2015, for their third paper mill facility to meet increasing export demand for premium and high-value digital paper products. The ceremony was graced by guest-of-honour Minister for Industry Saleh Husin, who was hosted by APRIL Group Indonesia Operations Managing Director Tony Wenas and RGE Director Anderson […]

Anderson Tanoto on CNBC: Infrastructure and Indonesian Political Environment

Anderson Tanoto on CNBC: Infrastructure and Indonesian Political Environment

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto was interviewed by CNBC on April 20, 2015, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia. He provided his thoughts and insights on a variety of topics. Above: Mr Tanoto interviewed by CNBC, April 20, 2015.(source: CNBC, “Who’s driving infrastructure development in Indonesia”)The following is […]

The Economist Indonesia Summit 2015: RGE adds value to Indonesia

The Economist Indonesia Summit 2015: RGE adds value to Indonesia

On 11 February 2015, members of the new Indonesian government, international experts and business leaders came together, in Jakarta, for the Indonesia Summit 2015 hosted by the renown business publication, The Economist. Titled ‘New light or false dawn’, the event facilitates a series of engaging discussions on the future of Indonesia. APRIL, the pulp and […]

Anderson Tanoto Discusses 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos

Anderson Tanoto Discusses 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang and RGE Director, Anderson Tanoto represented RGE at the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. They joined other prominent business, academic, civil society and political leaders at the conference, themed “The New Global Context.” The event brought together the global leaders to engage in high-level strategic […]

RGE Companies commitment to sustainability gives SIIA chairman optimism on Haze Issue

RGE Companies commitment to sustainability gives SIIA chairman optimism on Haze Issue

Every year, Indonesia and its neighbors brace for the dry season and the resulting haze that shrouds the skies and poses potential risks to health. In an editorial published in The Straits Times on 7 November 2014, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Professor Simon Tay, reflects on the progress that the region […]