Currently, the Titian Foundation Scholarship Programme is supported by these companies and private individuals.
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) is a Qatar non-governmental organization founded in November 2005 within the framework of Qatar Foundation, which is built on the principle that a nation’s greatest resource is the potential of its people, and it aims to develop that potential internationally through a network of centres devoted to progressive education, research and community welfare.
ROTA envisions an Asia with quality educational opportunities for those in need. It believes that every man, woman and child across the Asian continent, regardless of age, gender or circumstance, should have access to quality education.
CLSA is an award-winning brokerage, investment banking and private equity group in the Asia-Pacific Markets. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA’s major shareholder is France’s Credit Agricole. It has more than 1,500 dedicated professionals across 13 Asian cities, plus Dubai, London and New York.
As part of its long standing commitment to Asia, CLSA actively involves in programmes that support regional and local initiatives in the areas of education, medical and relief aid. Through its CLSA Relief Fund, CLSA was behind the massive projects in rebuilding regions in Asia which had been devastated by 2004 Tsunami.
Vodafone has been pretty prominent with its CSR initiatives. The ‘World of Difference’ project is their flagship program and in Qatar they have partnered with Reach Out To Asia, Qatar Charity and the Qatar Red Crescent to work together to create and implement charitable and socially beneficial initiatives.
The aim of the program is to take corporate philanthropy in a new direction. By providing funding to skilled people with a passion to work for charity, it provides new talent into the third sector and taps into their energy and ambition to deliver more to the charity than money alone can give. This program, managed by Vodafone Foundations across the globe, gives people the unique opportunity to be paid to work for their dream charity. Operating in 20 countries around the world, with more launching in 2011, World of Difference has so far allowed over 1500 individuals to make a World of Difference.
Established in 1971, PaninBank was listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange in 1982, the first Indonesian bank to Go Public. Since its inception the management strives to deliver value to all stakeholders by striking a balance between prudence and progressive growth. PaninBank’s strong capital structure and growth strategy continued to be reinforced as the Bank focuses toward expanding its commercial and consumer markets.
Having gained significant profit, PaninBank implements Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and activities that vary from educational sector throughout environmental awareness.
Qatar Petroleum (QP), a state-owned corporation established in 1974, is responsible for all aspects of the oil and gas industry in Qatar. The principal activities of Qatar Petroleum and its subsidiaries and joint ventures cover exploration, drilling and production operations, transport, storage, marketing and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, refined products, petrochemicals and fertilizers, and helicopter and financial services.
Qatar Petroleum is committed to its part as both a concerned partner and affiliate to the protection, preservation and conservation of the natural environment, while ensuring that the company’s employees and the general public live in a clean, safer world.
Business was founded by John Freame and his partner Thomas Gould in Lombard Street in 1690. The name Barclay became associated with the company in 1736 when James Barclay who had married John Freame’s daughter became a partner. Private banking businesses were commonplace in the 18th century. Clients’ gold deposits were kept secure and credit-worthy merchants received loans. In 1896, 20 such businesses collaborated and formed a joint-stock bank. The development of Barclays global business today began in earnest in 1925, with the merger of three banks: the Colonial Bank, the Anglo Egyptian Bank and the National Bank of South Africa. Barclays international operations were born adding businesses in much of Africa, the Middle East and the West Indies.
In recent years, Barclays has published a review of its social and environmental performance separately from the Annual Report. This year Barclays has included an account of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance as an integral part of the Annual Report. This reflects our belief that value is maximised when we meet the needs of shareholders, customers, employees, local communities and society.
Bank Mandiri was formed on 2 October 1998 as part of the Government of Indonesia’s bank restructuring program. In July 1999, four state-owned banks – Bank Bumi Daya, Bank Dagang Negara, Bank Ekspor Impor Indonesia and Bank Pembangunan Indonesia – amalgamated with Bank Mandiri. Each of the four legacy banks had played an integral and essential role in the development of the Indonesian economy. Today, Bank Mandiri continues the more than 140-year tradition of contributing to the banking industry and the Indonesian economy.
The bank has a strong commitment not only to providing the best services to its customers but also to its community development (CD) programs. Bank Mandiri held a series of programs to celebrate its eight anniversary closely linked to the bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. Businesses, particularly those in the mining industry, are beginning to pay more attention to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The CSR concept has been introduced in an evolutionary manner. Protecting the environment around operation sites from pollution is the most elementary stage of CSR and must be inherent in a company’s business practices if the company wishes to survive.
In Indonesia, CSR activities are still carried out on a voluntary basis, although state-owned enterprises are required to set aside 1 percent of their profits for the development of small-and-medium-scale enterprises.
Cashmore+Co is a long only equity investor based in Asia, with investments based on bottom-up fundamental research and focus on long run returns. Cashmore+Co has a particular bias towards Southeast Asia where strong demographic trends will underpin economies.
As part of its community service, Singapore Management University (SMU) has kindly proposed sending us its student volunteers on a rotating basis to work with Titian in Bayat on both educational and community projects. These projects will be on an ongoing basis. SMU students will be hosted by Bayat villagers and benefit from immersion in Javanese culture as well as making a meaningful contribution to Titian’s programmes with the local community.
Other partners include Building Professional Social Work (BPSW), PT Beiersdorf Indonesia, Soroptimist International of Jakarta, individuals and corporations.