Insights

ALIGNING WITH SDGs: A BRIEF SCAN INTO MALAYSIA’S CORPORATE INVOLVEMENT WITH SDGs

Being one of the success stories with the Millennium Development Goals, Malaysia is continuing to lead the way in the efforts to promote and integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their success can be attributed to the government taking ownership and responsibility towards the country’s vision in integrating all 17 SDGs goals in [...]

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Insights|

ARE MALAYSIAN COMPANIES CATCHING UP WITH SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING?

75% of senior executives in investment firms agree that a company’s sustainability performance is materially important to their investment decisions, and nearly 50% would not invest in a company with a poor sustainability track record (A global survey in 2016 conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review). Are companies in Asia Pacific catching up with [...]

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Insights|

LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS’ COLLABORATION DRIVES IMPROVEMENT IN MALAYSIA’S PALM OIL SECTOR

For many families in Malaysia, palm oil remains a prominent source of livelihood when comparing to other sectors, especially within the agriculture industry. Producing 6.7% of the nation’s total exports in 2017 and still holding its status as the world’s second largest palm oil producing nation  (Malaysia External Trade Statistics in 2017), Malaysia's palm [...]

December 19th, 2017|Categories: Insights|

SDG ALIGNMENT: WHAT SDGs ARE COMPANIES IN INDONESIA FOCUSING ON?

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call by the United Nations for all organizations including private sectors to contribute to the sustainable development of the world. Apart from that, it is an opportunity for companies to align their corporate social responsibility (CSR) agendas with the government visions as well as develop products and services [...]

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Insights|

FEATURED INTERVIEW WITH ANANTA GONDOMONO – 4 COMMON CHALLENGES FACED BY INDONESIAN COMPANIES IN CSR IMPLEMENTATION

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Indonesia has experienced a positive evolution in recent years. Businesses have played quite a significant role through their CSR programs. Yet, there are many obstacles that companies are faced with. In today’s interview with Ananta Gondomono - Head of Partnership Building of CCPHI, we wanted to hear his perspectives [...]

October 8th, 2017|Categories: Insights|

CSR LANDSCAPE IN INDONESIA: THE PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

Known as the largest economy in Southeast Asia, and a member of the G20 forum of major economies, Indonesia has become an attractive market for many multinational companies and a growing number of local companies. As the competition becomes tougher, companies in Indonesia realize that high economic performance alone is insufficient to gain its [...]

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Insights|

BEYOND ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL VALUATION

Are financial and economic metrics enough to measure the valuation and long-term sustainability of a company? If a company is highly profitable, does that mean it should be considered as a good investment opportunity? What are the non-financial elements that are driving investment decisions today? Undoubtedly these are the biggest questions companies and investment firms [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Featured, Insights|

YOUTH AND SUSTAINABILITY

With a rich natural resource base and a fast adoption of the latest technologies, the economies of developing countries have shown tremendous growth in the recent years. Much so that it is still baffling that will all that has been achieved through the efforts of Governments, NGOs, and many other development partners, some challenges still [...]

August 18th, 2016|Categories: Insights|

IMPACT INVESTING AND INDIA

At varying points in our lives we would have come across names of the top 10 Philanthropic organisations across the world, with instances of getting overwhelmed by the scale of activity being spoken about. Let me provide an alternate theory. Let us begin with taking a combined value of these top 10 organisations which [...]

April 24th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Insights|

HEAVYWEIGHT(S) OF ACCOUNT-ABILITY

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is work in progress to a few and a wonder in progress to many.  The idea of CSR originates, with the responsibility in the extraction and consumption of capitals across intellectual resources, environmental resources and human resources to deliver the business. "Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not [...]

March 11th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Insights|