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Tanoto Foundation Catalyses Conversation on Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a business lingo first came into popular usage in the 1960s and 70s. Fast forward to today, CSR has been embraced by corporations large and small the world over.

Recognising the importance of CSR to companies in China, the Tanoto Foundation has launched a series of CSR lectures to advance the conversation, with the inaugural Tanoto Foundation CSR lecture taking place at the Nanjing Forestry University on November 19, 2016.

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Highlights from the Tanoto Foundation 2015 Report - PAUD

In 2015, Tanoto Foundation was assigned by the Jakarta Provincial Government as the development agent for government-owned PAUD located in an area for lower income community members. Find out how that uplifted the community at


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APRIL Shares Perspectives on Sustainable Development at Responsible Business Forum 2016

“In developing countries, business accounts for 60% of GDP and 90% of jobs, so the kind of change envisaged by the SDGs can only be achieved with the input of the private sector,” declared Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General & Director for Asia-Pacific, UNDP; setting an important context for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 held in Singapore from Nov 22-24 at the Marina Bay Sands.

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Project Sukacita Marks 5th-Anniversary Milestone

Project Sukacita—a student-initiated, student-led community service project—celebrated its 5th anniversary by doing what it does best: Serving the local community in Pangkalan Kerinci.

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Pelita Pustaka

The Pelita Pustaka is Tanoto Foundation’s programme to build or renovate school libraries so that the library is a comfortable place to obtain educational resources and cultivate their interest in reading. Check out the impact the programme is making at

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Tanoto Forestry Information Centre Celebrates 1st Anniversary

The Indonesian archipelago of some 17,000 islands is home to some of the largest forests in the world. According to the Forestry Statistics of Indonesia published by the Ministry of Forestry in September 2013, 52.3% or 99.6 million hectares of Indonesia are forests. Of the 4,000 types of trees found, 267 have high economic value. More than 3.76 million people work in the forestry sector, contributing around USD 21 billion, or 3.5% of Indonesia’s GDP.

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Help in the Time of Rain

The dipping temperatures and the arrival of the northeast monsoon heralds the start of the flu season in Riau, where Asian Agri partners plasma farmers to cultivate about 35,000 hectares of its 160,000 ha of oil palms.

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