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 […]

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 […]

16th Chapter of the Tanoto Scholars Association Inaugurated at TSAN 2018

16th Chapter of the Tanoto Scholars Association Inaugurated at TSAN 2018

The Tanoto Scholars Annual Networking (TSAN) 2018 event saw the inauguration of the first Singapore chapter of the Tanoto Scholars Association, adding to the existing 15 in Indonesia. This marks another milestone in the strengthening of the Tanoto Scholars network in the region. Held at the National University of Singapore, the momentous occasion was graced […]

Anderson Tanoto: Blockchain in Philanthropy – From Transactive to Collaborative

Anderson Tanoto: Blockchain in Philanthropy – From Transactive to Collaborative

RGE Director Anderson Tanoto joined entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders at the Forbes Asia Forum: Decrypting Blockchain for Business on 4 December 2018, discussing the variety of uses for blockchain. As a panelist on the “Once on the Block, Forever on the Chain” session, Tanoto touched on the uses of blockchain technology in the agri-commodity industry, and also […]

Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation Global CEO Dr Jean Satrijo Tanudjojo spoke at the International Forum on Reform and Opening Up and Poverty Reduction in China on 2 Nov 2018, sharing the Foundation’s many philanthropic efforts in Indonesia and China. The two-day International Forum was hosted by the Chinese government and World Bank Group, and is in conjunction […]

Leaders in the Making: The Inaugural IMPA-BRI Cohort

Leaders in the Making: The Inaugural IMPA-BRI Cohort

The inaugural class of the International Masters in Public Administration (IMPA) commemorated the start of the academic year with an opening ceremony at Tsinghua University on 29 September 2018. Sponsored by the Tanoto Foundation, the programme is part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and supported by the National Development and Reform Commission and the […]

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholar: The Purpose and Promise of Project Sukacita

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholar: The Purpose and Promise of Project Sukacita

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Adriel Seah, a Year 4 Medical Student at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. A Tanoto Foundation scholar, Adriel is a first time volunteer for Project Sukacita. Promise. This is the word that sums up Project Sukacita for me. Though the team has done a lot, […]

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: The Joy of Giving Back

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: The Joy of Giving Back

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Fena, a Year 4 NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine student, Tanoto Scholar and third-time Project Sukacita participant. During my first Project Sukacita trip in 2016, I was the sole (and clueless!) Year 2 medical student who despite fumbling through my child developmental assessments, unexpectedly made new […]

[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 […]