Landmark launch of A-EPIC: Asia’s first cross-border media alliance to advance ESG


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim Launching the Asia Esg Positive Impact Consortium at Sime Darby Convention Centre. Joining Him Are (From Left) Star Media Group (Smg) ChiefExecutive Officer Chan Seng Fatt, Philippine Daily Inquirer President and Chief Executive Officer Rudyard Arbolado, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Maria Angela Abrera Ponce, Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Smg Chairman Tan Sri Wong Foon Meng, Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Indera Hermono,Kg Media Chief Executive Officer Andy Budiman, and Sime Darby Property Bhd Group Managing Director Datuk Azmir Merican. — Photos by Ng Kok Leong, Glenn Guan, AzharMahfof, Low Lay Phon, Yap Chee Hong, Faihan Ghani and Art Chen/the Star.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim Launching the Asia Esg Positive Impact Consortium at Sime Darby Convention Centre. Joining Him Are (From Left) Star Media Group (Smg) ChiefExecutive Officer Chan Seng Fatt, Philippine Daily Inquirer President and Chief Executive Officer Rudyard Arbolado, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Maria Angela Abrera Ponce, Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Smg Chairman Tan Sri Wong Foon Meng, Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Indera Hermono,Kg Media Chief Executive Officer Andy Budiman, and Sime Darby Property Bhd Group Managing Director Datuk Azmir Merican. — Photos by Ng Kok Leong, Glenn Guan, AzharMahfof, Low Lay Phon, Yap Chee Hong, Faihan Ghani and Art Chen/the Star.

With a collective reach of over 123 million people, three regional media powerhouses joined forces on June 21 to form the Asia ESG Positive Impact Consortium (A-EPIC), the first of its kind in Asia. The launched was graced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who officiated the event on June 21.

The consortium aims to further efforts in promoting progressive environmental, socio-economic and governance commitments for future prosperity across the region.

Comprising Star Media Group (SMG), Indonesia’s Media Group of Kompas Gramedia (KG Media) and the Inquirer Group of Companies, the three influential media partners are joining hands to promote progressive environmental, socio-economic and governance commitments for future prosperity across the region.

(From left) Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) CEO Datuk Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz, CGC president and CEO Datuk Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak, and SMG chief business officer Lydia Wang.(From left) Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) CEO Datuk Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz, CGC president and CEO Datuk Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak, and SMG chief business officer Lydia Wang.

Also present were Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability (NRES) Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, SMG chairman Tan Sri Wong Foon Meng, SMG chief executive officer (CEO) Chan Seng Fatt, KG Media chief CEO Andy Budiman, Philippine Daily Inquirer president and CEO Rudyard Arbolado, and Sime Darby Property Bhd (SDP) group managing director Datuk Azmir Merican.

(From Left) Smg Chairman Tan Sri Wong Foon Meng, Sime Darby Property Chief Marketing And Sales Officer Datuk Lai Shu Wei, Chief Digital and Technology Officer Elmen Tan, ChiefOperating Officer (Township Development) Appollo Leong and Chief Operating Officer (Integrated Development) Datuk Mohd Idris Abdullah.(From Left) Smg Chairman Tan Sri Wong Foon Meng, Sime Darby Property Chief Marketing And Sales Officer Datuk Lai Shu Wei, Chief Digital and Technology Officer Elmen Tan, ChiefOperating Officer (Township Development) Appollo Leong and Chief Operating Officer (Integrated Development) Datuk Mohd Idris Abdullah.

The three media organisations aim to drive the adoption of environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles by delivering informative content that will inspire and empower audiences, and facilitate meaningful collaborations with key stakeholders.

(From Left) Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd Managing Director Stefano Clini, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director Pearl Lai, OCBC Bank Managing Director Tan Ai Chin, and Smg Managing Editor Brian Martin.(From Left) Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd Managing Director Stefano Clini, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director Pearl Lai, OCBC Bank Managing Director Tan Ai Chin, and Smg Managing Editor Brian Martin.

SDP was also announced as the Urban Biodiversity Partner for the consortium’s flagship initiatives.

(From Left) Petronas Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Head Tobin Postma,Capability and Embedment Senior General Manager Siti Rafidah Moslim, Energy Asia 2025And Strategy Senior General Manager Arni Laily Anwarrudin, and Smg Client Brand Marketing Senior General Manager Sharon Lee.(From Left) Petronas Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Head Tobin Postma,Capability and Embedment Senior General Manager Siti Rafidah Moslim, Energy Asia 2025And Strategy Senior General Manager Arni Laily Anwarrudin, and Smg Client Brand Marketing Senior General Manager Sharon Lee.


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