Gunung Raja Paksi’s Kimin Tanoto Collaborates With Institut Pertanian Bogor To Strengthen ESG Efforts – Techspace Africa

One of the largest steel companies in Southeast Asia aims to give back to the local community by supporting academic research and action on the green economy.

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Media reach – October 15, 2021 Gunung Raja Paksi (GRP), one of the largest vertically integrated steel companies in Southeast Asia, announces today its collaboration with the Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB University) in an effort to strengthen environmental, social and governance aspects ( ESG) of the educational institution. efforts. GRP has been at the forefront of policies on eco-sustainability and climate change following its decision to establish a transparent, accountable and professional management framework (TAP) earlier this year. As a sign of its ongoing commitment to ESG, GRP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IPB University’s Sharingyuk social mobilization community.

The collaboration aims to support research on preserving the environment by drawing on the university’s pool of academic expertise. GRP will work closely with IPB University in an attempt to strengthen the public-private ecosystem in Indonesia and advance a national green economy agenda. Mister Kimin Tanoto, Commissioner of Gunung Raja Paksi and a staunch defender of the Green economy, currently leads the ESG Working Group for the Indonesian Iron and Steel Industry Association, and has plans to invest in new technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing sector.

Kimin Tanoto, Commissioner of Gunung Raja Paksi, said: “I am delighted to be partnering with IPB University on this important ESG initiative. Our joint approach is to educate, inspire and empower businesses in Indonesia to rise to the challenge of transforming the economy for a greener and socially responsible tomorrow. My hope is that the actions taken by GRP and IPB University today will serve as an example for other public-private partnership companies across the country, and will encourage more positive action not only on climate change, but also on a variety of ESG issues that must now become business priorities. “

Dr. Asep Taryana S.TP., MM of the Institut Pertanian Bogor, said: “Companies that focus on the environment and focus on sustainability like GRP play an important role in contributing to the positive social impact on their employees, communities and environment. This collaboration with IPB is very strategic, as it is in line with the advancement of ESG objectives.

About Gunung Raja Paksi

With a global base in more than 40 countries, Gunung Raja Paksi (GRP) is now one of the largest privately owned vertically integrated steel companies in Southeast Asia. It was successfully listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange in 2019. For more information please visit: https://www.gunungrajapaksi.com

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About Kimin Tanoto

Kimin is the founder and CEO of Gunung Capital. Based in Singapore, Gunung Capital is a private investment management company focused on impact investing guided by environmental, social and governance frameworks. Kimin is committed to putting his business acumen and entrepreneurial skills to invest in transformative projects that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This includes investing in projects that support the decarbonization of different industries, projects linked to sustainability, and carbon credit markets. Kimin is a serial entrepreneur and business leader who has founded several companies. Kimin has leveraged its global and regional business connections, visionary business acumen, and deep operating experience to partner with world-class companies in the steel and cement industry, world-class financial institutions and capital markets, to seize opportunities. in Asia and the world. . Kimin is a member of the Board of Commissioners of PT Gunung Raja Paksi Tbk, which was successfully listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange in 2019. Under Kimin’s leadership, he has initiated a transformation of the company incorporating a management and operations team of world class. In recognition of his contributions to the local steel industry, Kimin was appointed Vice President of the Indonesian Iron and Steel Association. Kimin completed her Bachelor of Industrial Management from Cornell University. He is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien, and Bahasa Indonesian. For more information please visit: https://kimintanoto.com and http://www.greeneconomyforum.com.

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