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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 … Continue reading “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 … Continue reading “What women want – a gender-inclusive workplace”

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12Feb

Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends

When massive forest fires swept Indonesia in 2015, I remember being assigned to a forest fire prevention programme. My main job was to design and run a campaign in communities that would educate them about … Continue reading “Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends”

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26Aug

A profoundly memorable year in palm oil

What started as a four-month internship for experience grew into a deeply engaging year-long affair into palm oil, when I decided to extend my internship with Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food in 2018. As my … Continue reading “A profoundly memorable year in palm oil”

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20Aug

Working with the Future Stars Programme in China

Have you ever looked forward to leading your own team when joining a company, only to be relegated to training and coursework? To be dismissed as a junior manager-in-training by senior management? To be told … Continue reading “Working with the Future Stars Programme in China”

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17May

SMART Scholarship makes Bambang’s parents’ dreams come true

“I hope you can be an assistant in the plantation, I’m praying for you to be an assistant, my son.” Bambang was born in Rantauprapat on 11 July, 1988, and was raised in a modest … Continue reading “SMART Scholarship makes Bambang’s parents’ dreams come true”

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20Feb

Out of the office, into the field

Growing up in a city like Singapore and having no exposure to the agricultural industry previously, I had never imagined the growing of oil palm trees and the harvesting of its fruits to be a … Continue reading “Out of the office, into the field”

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13Feb

Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan

The splendour of West Kalimantan’s blue sky that day amazed Anita Dradjat. Along with other Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers from Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, she tenderly extended her helping hands to the patients who … Continue reading “Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan”

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11Feb

Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series

In addition to accomplishing our mission of revealing how the palm oil industry has improved many people’s lives, my own experience of putting together our Extraordinary Everyday campaign was revealing for me personally. It changed … Continue reading “Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series”

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