Sukanto Tanoto


Woodfibre LNG Strengthens Community Building in Squamish

Squamish, a community in the Canadian province of British Columbia, is located at the north end of Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Highway. Home to stunning climbing routes and gorgeous biking trails, community organisations such as the 4th Squamish Scouts often have their calendar full take advantage of all that the area has to offer.

When the troop applied for a grant to purchase four canoes in Fall 2015, Byng Giraud, Woodfibre LNG's Country Manager and Vice President, Corporate Affairs, who also happened to volunteer as a Scout leader, wore his uniform to present the grant cheque to the Squamish troop. The troop purchased the canoes, and immediately took them to Bowron Lakes, a large wilderness park in northern British Columbia, for a camping trip.

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Belinda Tanoto: Inclusive Growth is an Opportunity, Not a Constraint

Tracing its roots to 1981 when Tanoto Foundation Founder & Chairman Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei Tanoto established a kindergarten and elementary school in rural Besitang, Sumatera Utara, the Foundation has over the decades been dedicating itself to leveling the playing field for even the most disadvantaged in society across Indonesia through its Education, Empowerment and Enhancement programmes.

Tanoto Foundation Board of Trustees member Belinda Tanoto recently had an opportunity to share the foundation’s philosophy towards promoting inclusive growth in society when she was a panelist on Perspectives, Channel NewsAsia’s flagship panel discussion programme filmed in front of a live audience at the Singapore Management University (SMU).

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Meet the Photographers Behind the Winning RGE 2017 Desktop Calendar Photos

"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.," said celebrated 20th-century photographer Ansel Adams. Since 2015, RGE has called upon the 50,000 employees across its business groups to do just that through an annual photography contest.

The first edition called upon the RGE family to capture their vision of "Our Sustainable Future," drawing some 500 entries from employees across the world.

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Tanoto Foundation Catalyses Development of Drug & Vaccines Against Infectious Diseases with Gift to SingHealth Duke-NUS

The Tanoto Foundation, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei Tanoto, has a long tradition of supporting causes that enhance the quality of life through medical research. The most recent of such philanthropy is the contribution of a transformational gift to the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre to establish the Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre @ SingHealth Duke-NUS (ViREMiCS). The gift will accelerate the full operational capabilities of ViREMiCS and bring it to its full potential to enable pre-clinical and clinical trials to take place within the shortest time possible.

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RAPP and Asian Agri’s Efforts in Reducing Elephant-Human Conflicts Praised by World Wide Fund for Nature

The Sumatran elephant is a magnificent animal. Capable of reaching a shoulder height of between 2 and 3.2 m (6.6 and 10.5 ft), the Sumatran elephant weighs between 2,000 and 4,000 kg (4,400 and 8,800 lb) and possesses 20 pairs of ribs. But while they were once found in abundance, today the Sumatran elephants are critically endangered.

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Fire-Free Village Programme Marks 2nd-Year Milestone

Fires are a major threat to sustainably managed plantations, annihilating assets that took years to grow and nurture. Recognising the danger and damage that fires cause, and keenly aware that a ground-up, partnership approach is needed in order for any solution to be effective, APRIL established the Fire-Free Village Programme in 2015.

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One Year On, Fire Free Alliance Addresses Forest Fire & Haze in Over 200 Indonesian Villages

The Fire Free Alliance (FFA) marked its first anniversary yesterday taking stock of the remarkable progress it has made over the past year and the work that remains ahead. Launched on 29 February 2016, FFA started with founding members APRIL, Asian Agri, IDH, Musim Mas, PM.Haze, and Wilmar, who collectively wanted to contribute to a solution to Indonesia’s persistent fire and haze problems with a focus on fire prevention through community engagement.

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