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APRIL Shares Sustainability Journey at Eco-Business Forum

APRIL Group recently participated in a forum to mark the release of Eco-Business’ Global Sustainability Pulse Survey and profiled the sustainability journey of a range of companies as a canvas for discussion. Represented by Agung Laksamana, Director of Corporate Affairs, APRIL was invited to share a macro perspective of the company’s sustainability journey, touching on challenges and opportunities encountered by the forestry sector overall.

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The Forest is Your Classroom at Sekolah Global Andalan PT RAPP Estate Logas

The Eco Green Park is a new learning space for students of Sekolah Global Andalan PT RAPP Estate Logas. It is is co-located with a forest, and features a host of learning resources designed to trigger the students’ curiosity about the fascinating world of forestry. These resources include a green house, a compost production house and learning huts.

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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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Tanoto Foundation Partners Jakarta Provincial Government to transform RPTRA Akasia into a Community Park

Jakarta is today one of the largest cities in the world, with a growing population exceeding 10 million packed into nearly 700 square kilometers of space. To accomodate a growing city with a burgeoning population, the provision of community space is needed. Tanoto Foundation, founded by Indonesian entrepreneur and philanthropist Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei Tanoto, worked with the local authorities to create just such a space for Jakarta resients.

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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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Sukanto Tanoto Website

Sukanto Tanoto is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), which manages a global group of companies in resources manufacturing. Tanoto is also the co-founder of Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy that aims to improve lives by alleviating poverty.