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3Jun

Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19

COVID-19 brings so many changes in our personal and professional life. Recently, I had a chat with Wahyu Wijayanti, a soft spoken lady who is funny, motherly and also has broad knowledge and experience. She … Read More “Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19”

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3Jun

Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free

Deforestation trends in Indonesia are changing. Studies show deforestation from large-scale plantations is declining, but deforestation from small-scale agriculture is on the rise. Götz Martin, Head of Sustainability Implementation at GAR, discusses this shift, and … Read More “Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free”

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5May

Food security and support for communities in times of a global pandemic

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, crowds, long queues and empty shelves in supermarkets highlight natural anxieties about the availability of food in urban communities. Such anxieties are understandable given the threat of disruption … Read More “Food security and support for communities in times of a global pandemic”

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30Apr

Fighting COVID-19 through mask-making

The COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions globally is a virus that attacks the human respiratory system and has claimed tens of thousands of lives. As a company employing over 170,000 employees in Indonesia, Sinar Mas Agribusiness … Read More “Fighting COVID-19 through mask-making”

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27Apr

Maintaining a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people of Jambi

There is a common misconception that with development and indigenous groups, it is always one or the other. You often hear about conflicts and clashes which cause disruptions to work and the way of life … Read More “Maintaining a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people of Jambi”

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23Apr

Adjusting to the new normal by caring for ourselves and others

I was reading a message from a friend who is a teacher. One of her students said to her, “Madam, it’s weird to think that what is happening today will be in the history books. … Read More “Adjusting to the new normal by caring for ourselves and others”

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20Apr

100 million safe water gardens for villagers around the world

In tropical villages, wastewater is typically released untreated into the environment. The result is a health tragedy. Worldwide, about 2,000 children die every day as a result, 370 in Indonesia alone. Developing countries suffer a … Read More “100 million safe water gardens for villagers around the world”

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23Mar

Working from home – a GAR best practice guide

The last few weeks have been trying for many of us given the COVID-19 outbreak. With the escalation of the situation globally, businesses and governments are encouraging social distancing and working from home to minimise … Read More “Working from home – a GAR best practice guide”

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6Mar

What women want – a gender-inclusive workplace

Equality. The world over, and throughout history, people have fought for it. From the suffragette movement starting in the late 19th century to the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century. Being treated as equal … Read More “What women want – a gender-inclusive workplace”

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