THE KIWANIS MOVIE TREAT

Kiwanis collaborated with MBO Cinemas for Mega Movie Treat 3.0 at MBO Cinemas nationwide whereby they offer a special movie treat for underprivileged children. The program was kick-started since 2017 and over 3,000 children attended this special screening. This special screening is generally the latest animation movies of the year suitable for children aged between 6 to 16 years old. This year’s screening was the movie “Dumbo” and was officiated by YB Lim Yi Wei at MBO Atria Shoppin...

EXIM BANK CELEBRATES RAMADHAN WITH SENIOR CITIZENS

Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank), its staff and together with The Star Media Group had jointly organized a visit to the old folk’s home of Pusat Jagaan Al-Fikrah in Kajang
In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank), its staff and together with The Star Media Group had jointly organized a visit to the old folk’s home of Pusat Jagaan Al-Fikrah in Kajang, Selangor to break fast with the centre’s senior citizens and members of the surrounding area. Al-Fikrah’s upkeep relies on donations from various organizations and kind-hearted individuals to ensure the care of the senior citizens housed at the Centr...

SPARK-ING ACTION THROUGH WATERSHED HEALTH PROTECTION

SPARK Foundation strengthens its commitment towards protecting water resources through its recent reforestation effort to preserve the peat swamp forest reserve in Raja Musa in Batang Berjuntai, Selangor. As part of SPARK Foundation’s 2nd year Water Stewardship Agenda 2018-2020, the Foundation will be supporting the Global Environment Centre (GEC) in its work with the Selangor Forestry Department. This will involve two high-impact initiatives at the Raja Musa Forest Reserve: to reforest one...

Caring Beyond Your Heart – The CSI Of Institut Jantung Negara (IJN)

CSR Malaysia Issue 14
The importance of giving back to society through corporate social programmes has led to corporations going the extra mile by institutionalising a culture of social awareness. The implementation of social programmes that cares for the well-being of societies builds trust in health care services and creates awareness of the significance of a healthy lifestyle. In a conversation with CSR Malaysia, Akmal Arief Mohamed Fauzi, Group Chief Operating Officer of Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) gives an ins...

EXIM Bank’s Ramadhan Gesture of Kindness

EXIM Bank officially kicked off their Ramadhan Food Truck Project
EXIM Bank officially kicked off their Ramadhan Food Truck Project at their headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today, serving out food and drinks to their staff. The food truck will next head to Pusat Jagaan Al-Fikrah in Kajang followed by Rohingya shelters in Selayang and Klang respectively, all by 15 May 2019.

Setting The Right Foundation Through CSR – Hannah Yeoh, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development

CSR Malaysia Issue 15 HANNAH YEOH, MINISTRY OF WOMEN, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The current social issues arising from the multitude of inter-related changes within the family unit, community and society shows a need for stronger commitment and smart solutions. The rising cases of child abuse, incest and teenage pregnancies are manifestations of the social malaise developing within Malaysian society. The changes within the social framework with pervasive implications on the foundations of society require deep-rooted structural solutions from a policy perspective. The govern...

McDonald’s Malaysia 2018 Year in Review and Future Outlook

This morning, Mcdonald’s Malaysia held their business review for 2018. The large business growth of McDonald’s Malaysia also coincides with bigger commitments and growth to their corporate social responsibility. Azmir Jaafar, Managing Director of McDonald’s Malaysia shared their CSR initiatives and figures. McDonald’s Malaysia had 10,000 community engagements held in 2018 alone. Anugerah Guru Inspiration McDonald's, which honours teachers who have gone beyond the call of duty in ...

Starbucks Global Month of Good Sees Collaboration with YWCA KL for Upcycling Campaign

(left) Joanne Yeoh, President of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Kuala Lumpur and (right) Rina Siew, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager of Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei officiating the Starbucks Global Month of Good 2019 event
Starbucks Malaysia has partnered with the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Kuala Lumpur as it celebrates its 9th Global Month of Good (GMoG) in conjunction with Earth Day. In hopes to shrink its environmental footprint, Starbucks has announced a nationwide program of upcycling its Flavorlock™ Coffee Bags into pouches. Starbucks Malaysia aims to work towards reducing the environmental impact associated with the business through this upcycling initiative and also help the B40 communi...

Saving Our Peat Swamp Forest – A BOH Plantations Initiative

A group shot of the participating team with the VIPs
The Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve (KLNFR) is a 960-hectare peatland forest. In 2017, about 95 hectares of the peat swamp forest was razed by fires due to its combustible nature as well as the hot and dry spell that commonly hits Malaysia. Peatland fires lead to the loss of forest resources, biodiversity and generate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and smoke which affect the health of local communities in addition to economic losses. To conserve and rehabilitate this delicate ecosystem,...

DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru Champions Green Initiatives 

(From left) Andrew Lam the Director of Operations of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, Daniel Alcaraz the General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru & Haizir Mohd Yunos the IT Executive of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru.
DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru recently collaborated with Diversey and Kechara Soup Kitchen Society Johor Bahru for its inaugural soap-recycling program, Soap for Hope. This soap-recycling program marks a first of its kind to take place within a Hilton hotel in Malaysia. “It truly is an honor to be the first Hilton hotel in Malaysia to champion a campaign that is part of Hilton’s commitment to repurposing used goods for community needs that helps to give back to society,” said Daniel ...