The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has received a gift from the Musim Mas Group, a fully integrated palm oil corporation, for an endowed Musim Mas Professorship in Sustainability. Musim Mas Executive Chairman, Mr Bachtiar Karim, is an NUS alumnus and a regular donor to his alma mater.
The Professorship will be used to fund research in the area of sustainability and to educate future business leaders so that they may contribute meaningfully to sustainability. It will enable NUS Business School to elevate the study of sustainable development to higher levels and complement the existing strength of the School in social entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
“This year has been a banner year for Musim Mas Group in furthering its corporate sustainability objectives. We are pleased to establish the Musim Mas Professorship in Sustainability at the NUS Business School. This is our small gesture of thanking all our stakeholders and we expect this Professorship to contribute positively towards the research and education on sustainability,” said Mr Bachtiar Karim, Executive Chairman of the Group and an NUS Engineering graduate.
NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan,said, “We are deeply appreciative of Musim Mas Group’s gift to NUS, which will help fund a professorship to further research and education in sustainability at the NUS Business School. The gift will strengthen our continued efforts at finding innovative solutions that would have a positive impact on the environment.”
Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor of NUS Business School added, “I would like to thank the Musim Mas Group for this meaningful and generous gift to our school. It reinforces our efforts in advancing education and research to address the three pillars of sustainable development – society, environment and economy, so as to meet the needs of both the present and the future generations.”