Recognising Asian CSR Champions

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes have become the de facto practice incorporating sustainable business strategies enabling the sharing of added value amongst the community at large. The realisation of long-term sustaining benefits for corporations as well as communities and the environment has encouraged a wider participation from the corporate sector.  Channel NewsAsia, one of Asia’s leading media corporations, in collaboration with CSR Asia and Sustainalytics has un...

Great Steps in Nation-Building

A young girl once said, no one has ever become poor by giving, and that wise child was none other than Anne Frank. Giving does not necessarily have to be in the materialistic form - meaningful giving starts from the heart. Fully committed to embracing its mission to promote the broader spread of house ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market in Malaysia, Cagamas Berhad took up CSR to help those in need of a roof as well as to educate people. In this issue, CSR Malaysia gets in (m...

Making Life More Beautiful

The Malaysian AEON Foundation (MAF)  runs all the major charity events and community services under AEON Group. The Foundation also hopes to provide financial aid to those who are in need of an education, a proper living environment and medical assistance - an opportunity for the younger generation to live to their fullest potential and for a better future. CSR Malaysia takes this opportunity to share what MAF had done to help the victims (more…)

A Sustainable Garden

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. There is no doubt about Berjaya Starbuck Coffee Company Sdn Bhd’s (Starbucks) understanding of the natural world and how it can make it a better place for all. In this issue, CSR Malaysia looks at Starbucks’s second Community Edible Garden for Setia Alam Residents. (more…)

One Step At A Time

VADS Berhad (VADS) is one of Malaysia’s leading Managed Integrated ICT/BPO Service Provider. It was established as a joint venture between IBM and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of TM when IBM left a few years later. Using technology and business processes to help companies achieve their objectives, VADS is considered one of the industry leaders on a sustainable basis. In this issue, CSR Malaysia speaks to Ahmad Azhar Yahya (more…)

Inspiring The Younger Generation

More often than not, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a wonderful journey. It is believed that when we take the first step to help others, our boundaries are enlarged, people are engaged and a ripple effect is created. So does the initiative of Petroliam (more…)

Meaningful Nation Building

There is nothing more beautiful than going out of one’s way to make life beautiful for another, let alone the whole nation. In this issue, CSR Malaysia catches up with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (PAMB) on its recent announcement to commit RM50 million towards the development of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in conjunction with its 90th anniversary in Malaysia this year (more…)

Charting A New Course

One of Malaysia’s most committed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) proponents is the EMKAY Group, a well-established property developer in Malaysia, founded and led by the charismatic and dynamic Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, or more fondly known as MK. In this issue, CSR Malaysia speaks with MK about social responsibility, his non-profit initiatives and the importance of education in advancing social agendas. (more…)