EAT Foundation: A Global Food Revolution

The EAT Foundation, an initiative co-founded by the Wellcome Trust, the Stordalen Foundation and Stockholm Resilience Centre, aims to reform the global food system and enables us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet. Launched in 2016, the three organisations will use their unique experience in health, science, policy

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The 16th German Reunification Cup 2017

The ‘German Reunification Cup’ (GRC) is an annual charity golf tournament, which dates back to 2002. Organized by PT Schenker Petrolog Utama in collaboration with PRIME Consultancy and under the patronage of the German Embassy, the 16th tournament was held on Friday, 6 October at Rancamaya Golf and Country Club in Bogor. A total of

Korea-ASEAN Cinema Week 2017 Showcases Family Films

ASEAN, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, together with the Republic of Korea presented the “Korea-ASEAN Cinema Week 2017” from late September to mid-October as part of their Cultural Exchange Year, which aimed to further strengthen their relationship. The festival was presented by The Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN, the Ministry

MVB Indonesia : Companies That Care

Sustainability is first and foremost about ensuring long-term returns and positive societal impact. In promoting those goals, Most Valued Business Indonesia (MVB) has launched its programs for 2018, with a special highlight on four critical values areas deemed of paramount importance.  Alistair Speirs OBE, Chairman MVB Indonesia presented the awards for company that spread out the

Celebrating 50 Years of Social Improvement & Development

This year was a special one for the Women’s International Club (WIC) Jakarta as the organization celebrated its Golden Anniversary of the WIC Annual Charity Bazaar, marking its 50th year.  Photo by Basuki Nugroho/NOW!JAKARTA To commemorate this special occasion, the WIC Annual Charity Bazaar this year was held on 15 and 16 November at the

The Recipe For a Healthy Planet and Future

Organized by the Indonesian government and EAT foundation, the first EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum took place in Jakarta in late October. EAT Asia-Pacific Forum aims to create local and global solutions to reform the global food system.  Photo courtesy of EAT Foundation More than 750 delegates from 30 countries came together for two days to

Bali’s Best Restaurants 2017 Announced

The NOW! Bali Best Restaurant, Bar & Café Awards 2017 came to an official close at the competition’s official Gala Night on Thursday, 5 October 2017. The winners of this 2-month long online campaign were finally announced, setting the new title holders for Bali’s best dining establishments in the coming year.  Started over 4 years

Indonesia Ranks 4th in Halal Tourism Indicator

According to the Global Islamic Economy Indicator, Indonesia ranks 4th for halal tourism, which is geared towards Muslim families who abide by rules of Islam. Indonesia is listed for the first time among the top ten countries with the best halal tourism ecosystem. As outbound travel is expected to reach $283 billion worldwide by 2022, the Ministry of Tourism has been developing the tourism sector by improving is standardization

MVB: Introducing Sustainable Business in Indonesia

Sustainability is in the news almost every day and the pressure is growing on companies all over the world to be more ethical in every aspect of business. From production processes and best business practices all the way through to customer service and stakeholder engagement, companies are now expected to behave in more sustainable and

Indonesia’s Fiscal Year and Outlook

Bank Indonesia recently released a report on the country’s fiscal year 2017 and outlook for this year. These are the key points of the report: Photo courtesy of Pexels/NOW!JAKARTA The global economy recovery continues, as well as being more balanced, accompanied by persistently high commodity prices. Global economic growth in 2017 surpassed the 2016 growth,

New Zealand and Indonesia Celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Beginning with the official recognition of the Republic of Indonesia by New Zealand in 1950, followed by the establishment of a Colombo Plan office in Jakarta in 1957, the diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Indonesia were then made formal in 1958. Since then, bilateral partnership between the two countries has only gotten stronger and

ASEAN Women’s Circle of Jakarta Spring Luncheon

Since its establishment in 1975, the ASEAN Women’s Circle of Jakarta (AWC) has been transforming communities and improving lives. AWC aims to donate money earned from charitable projects and provide funding opportunities for non-profit organisations. In particular the oganisation focuses on groups that address women’s issues and also those that have a focus on children’s

Most valued Business: Collaborate Not Compete!

MVB hosted the first MVB Member Collaboration Meeting for 2018 on 24 April at Raffles Jakarta  which was attended by the latest additions to the MVB family. These included Phapros, Brother Indonesia, Jababeka, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta, International SOS, Jakarta Land, Bank Permata and TUGU Group. MVB’s Collaboration meetings are about sharing ideas and information among

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