Earlier this month (8/4/2021), Lestari Capital launched the ‘Rimba Collective’ initiative that aims to deliver US$ 1 billion to protect and restore forests in Southeast Asia over a 25-year duration. Poised to be one of the largest private sector-enabled forest conservation initiatives, Rimba Collective is backed by consumer goods giants PepsiCo, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, and palm oil trader Wilmar International. The initiative aims to protect and restore over 500,000 hectares of tropical forests, starting in Indonesia, before expanding to other Southeast Asia countries.
SR Asia Indonesia, collaborating with the Law Faculty of Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, will host a webinar “Materiality Testing as a Foundation to Define the Quality of Sustainability Report” on Thursday, 8 April 2021, at 09.00 – 11.00 AM (GMT+7 / WIB) via Zoom Meeting. To register: http://bit.ly/SRASIA_0408
Earlier this year (2/2/2021), the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) under Joko Widodo Administration excluded coal waste, specifically the coal fly ash and bottom ash (FABA), from the hazardous and toxic waste list (known as B3 waste). Seeing the high environmental and economic cost of the linear coal production, one solution is to utilize or recycle ash rather than diverting coal ash to landfills.
Nowadays, there is a growing number of companies communicating their environment, social, governance (ESG) performance through sustainability reporting (or integrated reporting), answering to the increasing pressure from stakeholders for corporate sustainability and transparency. Nonetheless, there are still common misconceptions in the practices.
New education programme aims to address skills gap among investment professionals.
ESG and sustainability, you have heard it everywhere. The term ESG has been under the spotlight for the past years in the business and investment industry. It is clear that the stakeholders demand more accountability and transparency of the ESG factor from companies. So, how does the concept of ESG fit into the sustainability landscape? How to write sustainability report when there are many key players, regulations, and standards?
While the global concerns on ESG have accelerated and will remain so, companies are encouraged to incorporate ESG into their business model in order to compete in the market and attract investors.
This event is to discuss ESG performance and the SR Asia Global Certification Program for certified writers and assurors.
Organizations can now link the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards with an innovative tool for measuring their progress towards the circular economy.
Discarded plastic waste, particularly single-use plastic, is putting marine life at risk. That’s why solutions to support a circular economy are growing in importance.