[Guest Blog] Reflections on Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: Empowerment & Gratitude

[Guest Blog] Reflections on Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: Empowerment & Gratitude

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Desiree Tay, a Year 2 NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine student and a first-time Project Sukacita participant. When I first received the Tanoto Foundation Scholarship, I did not expect to find myself on a plane to Pangkalan Kerinci, Indonesia, some eight months later. As a new […]

Asia Symbol Recognised as Regional Centre for Promoting Environmental Awareness

Asia Symbol Recognised as Regional Centre for Promoting Environmental Awareness

Asia Symbol, a leading producer of pulp and paper established in China in 2005, was awarded the title of “Provincial Centre for Environmental Education” in recognition of its efforts to promote sustainability and environmental awareness to the surrounding community. Given during the celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June, the award was handed by […]

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

LKYSPP Students’ APRIL Visit: Policies, Programmes & Communities

On 20 March, ten students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) visited APRIL’s operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. The trip was part of the students’ class on “Moral Reasoning & the Policy Process”, a module on the challenges, justifications and implications of policy positions […]

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

APRIL’s Production-Protection Model Featured in LKYSPP Case Study

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) featured APRIL in a case study entitled “A Production-Protection Model for Sustainable Pulp & Paper Operations in Riau, Indonesia”. It tells how APRIL “took steps to balance the economic and environmental concerns of paper production while taking into account multiple stakeholders, including the Indonesian government, local […]

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 […]

RGE 2017 Highlights

RGE 2017 Highlights

2017 was a significant year for the RGE group of companies, as RGE marked its 50th anniversary since Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto started his first business in Medan, Indonesia. The milestone year was marked by various breakthroughs achieved by RGE business groups, in line with the existing Cs (Community, Country, Climate and Company) as […]

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 […]

Tanoto Foundation Promotes “One Belt, One Road” Talent Development Programme

Tanoto Foundation Promotes “One Belt, One Road” Talent Development Programme

The challenges of doing business and breaking new grounds in unfamiliar markets is a formidable challenge for any entrepreneur. Wanting to help businesses cross these cultural barriers,  Tanoto Foundation in 2016 donated a talent training fund for initiatives between the People’s Republic of China and countries in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) programme. A donation agreement was […]

RGE Directors Named to Wharton “40 Under 40” List

RGE Directors Named to Wharton “40 Under 40” List

Having grown up being exposed to RGE’s operations including spending school holidays immersed in verdant plantations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, the affinity for the businesses that their father RGE Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto established was nurtured early in RGE directors Imelda Tanoto, Belinda Tanoto and Anderson Tanoto. Today, Imelda, Belinda and Anderson work alongside […]