Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:57

Malk Sustainability Partners to Help Asian Summit Pursue Sustainability Initiatives

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Malk Sustainability Partners is a Carbonfund.org Business Partner, offsetting 35 metric tonnes of their business emissions by supporting Carbonfund.org’s reforestation projects. We've reprinted this article with permission to share another way MSP supports Carbonfund.org's mission, through helping to build communications technology to enable smarter and lower carbon development. Malk Sustainability Partners has been selected as the Co-Organizer of ICT for Green Asia, a high profile summit that will connect leaders from leading global mobile network operators and suppliers, decision-makers from communications and environmental ministries in Southeast Asia, and the world’s experts on sustainable communications practices and policies. The event is to be hosted by Indonesia’s Bakrie Telecom with the support of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. Confirmed speakers include ITU Director of Telecommunications Malcolm Johnson, Global e-Sustainability Initiative Chair Luis Neves, and Indonesian Minister of Communications and Informatics Tifatul Sembiring. “Based on our excellent experiences working with Malk Sustainability Partners, we have selected them again to help us with this summit,” said Rakhmat Junaidi, Bakrie Telecom’s Director responsible for sustainability affairs. “During our two year partnership with MSP, they have shown considerable expertise in the area of sustainable ICT and have leveraged their global network of contacts to benefit our projects.” Content of ICT for Green Asia will focus on the enormous potential of information communications technology (ICT) to enable smarter and lower carbon development. It will highlight the correspondingly attractive market opportunity for ICT products and services which create smarter grids and buildings, promote better logistics management and motor operation, and expand access to healthcare and education. “Hosting this event only one year after launching its ‘Green for the Nation’ program represents a major milestone for Bakrie Telecom and we hope it will encourage a meaningful shift in thinking about the role of ICT in facilitating sustainable development in Asia. We are excited to be working on this project” said MSP Partner Zach Goldman, who is leading event development. More on ICT for Green Asia is available at www.ictforgreenasia.org. Additional information on Malk Sustainability Partner’s work with information communications technology companies is available at www.malksp.com/industries/sustainable-ict/.
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