Helikonia Team Building Day 2019

We held our Team Building day on 30 April 2019 – with a creative streak. All eight Helikonia staff were picassos for the day, and contributed in the fun, art-inspired workshop focused on the company’s ‘big picture’. The masterpiece now sits in our office in Plaza See Hoy Chan.

Team Building Day 2019

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Helikonia conducts materiality assessment workshop

Intercontinental Specialty Fats (ISF) Sdn. Bhd. hosted its inaugural materiality assessment workshop for the company’s top- and senior-level management. The interactive one-day session helped identify environmental, social and governance matters that are integral to ISF’s business and to its stakeholders, and will feed into ISF’s first sustainability report to be published in 2020. The workshop was held on 24 April 2019 at the ISF headquarters in Klang, Malaysia.

ISF Workshop

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Helikonia is hiring: Project Manager

Helikonia is looking for a Project Manager to support our client work on international networks, as well as our sustainability and stakeholder engagement work. We are a small advisory company specialising in developing sustainability reports and policies and supports a wide range of organisations in working together on projects related to deforestation, human rights and sustainable agriculture. We are based in Kuala Lumpur, but have a large network of colleagues across the world who we work with in virtual teams.

We are looking for a passionate individual to support this work, with a focus on multistakeholder network support. The job scope will be constantly evolving, depending on client projects and your own performance, but will focus on:

 

Job scope

Supporting the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) Steering Group through:

  • Administration and planning: Working with the HCSA Executive Director to develop workflows, plan meetings, events and conference call agendas, as well as recording minutes
  • Managing membership administration and responding to stakeholder queries: Support membership applications, Membership Task Force, Membership Requirements Review
  • Communications: HCSA website management, support for communications materials, events preparation, annual progress report on HCSA’s Theory of Change and Global Strategic Business Plan, general Steering Group/ad hoc communication outreach
  • Project management: Support Working Groups set up by the HCSA Steering Group, supporting other related projects


Sustainability reporting

Where time allows, you will be supporting sustainability reporting client engagements, such as drafting sustainability reports and working on stakeholder engagement.

 

We hope to get a colleague who is:

  • Flexible: You will be working closely with large teams across the world, so it is essential that you are flexible about working hours to accommodate time zone differences
  • Adaptable: Job priorities and requirements may change and require you to learn new software skills or familiarise yourself with new topics outside your field of expertise
  • Meticulous: The quality of our work is essential and we expect each team member to take responsibility for outputs and undertake peer review and quality control of project deliverables

We would expect you to have:

  • A Master’s degree in a field related to sustainable development. This can range from economics, legal, or natural and social sciences, but it is essential that you can work with and analyse complex data as this is required for most projects.
  • At least two years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment
  • A high standard of written English ability
  • Robust experience with MS Office and willingness to learn additional IT skills

What we offer:

  • A friendly working culture as part of a small, energetic team based in KL
  • Opportunities to engage with a large network of companies and international NGOs as part of the job
  • Flexible hours on agreement
  • A competitive salary, private health insurance (subject to approval), generous performance-based bonus scheme
  • Opportunity to grow and expand the role: if you do well our flat structure allows for ongoing evolvement of opportunities

To learn more about Helikonia, please visit www.helikonia.com.my

If you are interested in this role, please send a cover letter and a CV by 1 April 2019 to info@helikonia.com.my

To download this job description, click here

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Agropalma launches third sustainability report

Agropalma Group recently published their 2017 Sustainability Report, providing a full account of activities and sustainability performance for calendar years 2016 and 2017. The report highlights Agropalma’s achievements including the celebration of their 35th Anniversary, placing first on Forest Heroes’ Green Cats scorecard, and the launch of their Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy. The report also covers Agropalma’s challenges and highlights ongoing and new commitments.

Download the report here.

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PPB Group Included in FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index

With effect from December 2018, PPB Group has been included in the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia, FTSE4Good Emerging Markets and the FTSE4Good Asean5 indices. These indices measure the performance of public listed companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices, and currently comprise 56 constituents. Index constituents are drawn from the companies on the FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index, comprising listed firms from across the small, medium and large market capitalisation segments. The index is reviewed in June and December against international benchmarks developed in collaboration with FTSE Russell. The Helikonia team have worked with PPB Group over the past two years to develop a sustainability roadmap as well as reporting and metrics to demonstrate progress, and we are happy to see the hard work of the Group being recognised by the international responsible investment community.

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Musim Mas publishes first Sustainability Report

Musim Mas Group has just published their inaugural Sustainability Report, which provides a detailed overview of their environmental and social performance against their 2014 Sustainability Policy commitments. Covering the calendar years 2016 and 2017, the report highlights the Group’s commitments towards sustainability standards and multi-stakeholder initiatives, and includes their progress towards verification against the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) Charter.

Download the report here.

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NBPOL publishes sixth sustainability report

NBPOL’s 2016/17 Sustainability Report marks the company’s 50th year in operation and outlines our progress as a sustainable grower. The bi-ennial report covers updates on ongoing and new commitments, latest certification efforts, their integrated land use planning approach, and community engagement and partnership initiatives.

Download the report here.

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HCSA and POIG booths at RSPO RT16

This year both the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) and Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) hosted booths at the 16th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT16), staffed by the Helikonia team. This year marks a pivotal point for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the sustainable palm oil community as the updated Principles and Criteria were adopted at the General Assembly, which reflects new requirements to halt deforestation and to improve in human rights protection. Both the HCSA Steering Group and POIG members have diligently worked to contribute to the Principles and Criteria consultation process over the past one and a half years. RT16 was held at The Magellan Sutera Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from 12-15 November 2018, with over 850 representatives from the global palm oil industry in attendance, including corporate leaders in sustainability, financial institutions, policymakers, academics, and social and environmental NGOs from around the world.

RT16 Group Photo

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RSPO releases its 2018 Impact Report

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has published its 2018 Impact Report, covering the organisation’s progress and activities from July 2017 to June 2018. Since 2014, RSPO has published an Impact Report or Impact Update on an annual basis to document the environmental and social impacts of the organisation and the RSPO standards. The 2018 report also reflects on their progress against the strategies defined in the RSPO Theory of Change, launched in November 2017, and assesses their contributions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Download the RSPO Impact Report 2018 here.

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Helikonia is hiring: Sustainability Project Manager

Helikonia is looking for a Project Manager to support our client work on sustainability and stakeholder engagement work. We are a small advisory company specialising in developing sustainability reports and policies, and supports a wide range of organisations in working together on projects related to deforestation, human rights and sustainable agriculture. We are a small team based in Kuala Lumpur, but have a large network of colleagues across the world who we work with in virtual teams.

We are looking for a passionate individual to support this work, with a focus on multistakeholder network support and/or sustainability reporting. The job scope will be constantly evolving, depending on client projects and your own performance, but will focus on:

-          Supporting multistakeholder groups, organising meetings, taking minutes, developing briefings, updating websites and managing workstreams and consultations

-          Drafting sustainability reports to a high standard in accordance with international guidance

We hope to get a colleague who is:

-          Flexible: You will be working closely with large teams across the world, so it is essential that you are flexible about working hours to accommodate time zone differences.

-          Adaptable: Job priorities and requirements may change and require you to learn new software skills or familiarise yourself with new topics outside your field of expertise

-          Meticulous: The quality of our work is essential and we expect each team member to take responsibility for outputs and undertake peer review and quality control of project deliverables

We would expect you to have:

-          A Master’s degree in a field related to sustainable development. This can range from economics, legal, or natural and social sciences, but it is essential that you can work with and analyse complex data as this is required for most projects.

-          At least two years’ experience in a corporate or NGO environment.

-          A high standard of written English ability.

-          Robust experience with MS Office and willingness to learn additional IT skills

What we offer:

-          A friendly working culture as part of a small, energetic team based in KL

-          Opportunities to engage with a large network of companies and international NGOs as part of the job

-          Flexible hours on agreement

-          A competitive salary, private health insurance (subject to approval), generous performance-based bonus scheme

-          Opportunity to grow and expand the role: If you do well our flat structure allow for ongoing evolvement of opportunities

If you are interested in this role, please send a cover letter and a CV by 24 September 2018 to info@helikonia.com.my

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