• Climate Change & The Environment (CC&E)

    • In partnership with

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      Chairman: Jeffrey Chatellier – CEO of Forest Carbon

      Since Indonesia chaired the 43rd ASEAN Summit held in Jakarta in September 2023, climate change has been clearly on the agenda of the government. During the summit, the government drove a sustainability agenda, marking a significant milestone in the region’s commitment to addressing climate change. Delegates adopted a Joint Statement on Climate Change in preparation for COP28 in Dubai, reconfirming global efforts to combat climate change and stressing the critical need for ambitious climate actions through mitigation, adaptation, and finance.

      The Carbon Center for Excellence was one of Indonesia’s legacy projects for the summit, led by KADIN as chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council's (ASEAN-BAC). The council has now become fully operational and is a platform for knowledge exchange and best practices on nature-based solutions and carbon trading in their respective markets. The Centre has hosted several roundtables and meetings with government and business leaders over the past year.

      The policy infrastructure for carbon trading greatly progressed over the past year as the Financial Services Authority (OJK) issued Regulation 14/2023 which set out the framework for carbon trading on an exchange regulated by the OJK much like capital markets transactions, with carbon units treated as securities subject to OJK supervision. The Carbon Exchange launched in late September 2023 with participation from many Indonesian Banks and state-owned enterprises. As the elections approached this year, topics around sustainability, climate change, and carbon capture entered the presidential and vice-presidential debates signaling that these have now become mainstream topics in the country and will be a focus of the government in the coming administration. In preparation for the debates, the Climate Change and Environment HUB developed a policy memo on carbon credits from renewable energy and nature-based solutions and provided it to the different candidates.

      In January of this year, the President issued a follow up decree on Carbon Capture and Storage in Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities. As a follow up to the enactment of this regulation, Singapore and Indonesia signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate on cross-border carbon capture and storage (CCS) which signals that Indonesian will allow for carbon credit exports.

      In early March, the HUB organized a large-scale event focusing on Indonesia’s role in becoming a world superpower in attracting sustainable investment. The three-panel event focused on the EV supply chain, renewable energy expansion, and carbon markets. The event had the participation of numerous C-suite executives, keynote addresses from the UK Ambassador Dominic Jermey and Deputy Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Rachmat Kaimuddin, and was attended by over 100 Britcham members and colleagues.

      The HUB will continue to develop policy briefs on climate change and sustainability that support Indonesia’s targets on emission reductions and attracting investment into the country to support the incoming administration. Also, the HUB will once again bring business and government leaders together to discuss the new administration’s goals for the upcoming climate negotiations to be held in Azerbaijan in November 2024.

      The HUB focuses on four core areas:

      • Carbon Taxation and Green Finance
      • Renewable Energy/Carbon Capture
      • Natural Climate Solutions (Forest Restoration and Conservation)
      • Human Capital Development for Sustainability Professionals

      The HUB works on the following:

      • Climate change related advocacy with Indonesian stakeholders including but not limited to Government and Indonesian business associations such as KADIN.
      • Enhancing corporate climate change awareness by bringing best in practice climate change and sustainability practices to the attention of our membership.
      • Building awareness of both UK technologies and UK financing support that can add value to Indonesia’s climate change targets.

      This group is strictly for members and trial basis only. To join this HUB, contact membership@britcham.or.id
      Guests may be considered on request to: irene@britcham.or.id


  • Talent

    • In Partnership with

      Co-Chair: Aurina Setiawitta - PT DOE Intaward Indonesia - National Director

      Co-Chair: Dea Meitry - Page Executive - Principal

      To be relevant and add value for members, BritCham HUBS are designed to address contemporary leadership challenges and create new business opportunities within and across different sectors for the mutual benefit of Indonesia and the UK.

      The Talent HUB is vitally important for building the necessary people capabilities which improve business, career and environmental sustainability in ever present unpredictable and disruptive environments.

      Increasingly, this will mean identifying leaning synergies with other BritCham HUB activities, as Indonesia seeks to leverage its developing global potential. Multiple opportunities present themselves for innovative executive leadership development, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Management/Technical/Vocational education and training solutions.

      The Talent HUB will work closely with the BritCham Education Centre in achieving this objective. More engagement with and between universities, employers, employer associations and government officials are planned, for example by generating scholarships and internships for Indonesian talent. From within the Group’s membership, we will continue to design, endorse and provide accreditation for management, apprenticeship and qualification programmes.

      Our HUB will also support corporate strategic human resource practice improvement and policy development at national level through thought leadership and ideas dissemination. Emerging themes over the next year are the impact of AI on the education and training industry, young people’s leadership development and the establishment of CEO leadership challenge sharing clinics.

      This group is strictly for members and trial basis only. To join this HUB, contact membership@britcham.or.id
      Guests may be considered on request to: irene@britcham.or.id


  • Health, Wellbeing & The Life Sciences (HWLS)

    • In partnership with

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      Chairman: Hoerry Satrio - Head of Corporate Affairs of AstraZeneca Indonesia

      Board Oversight: Ian Betts - Managing Partner of CastleAsia

      Ainsley Mann  
      - President Director of PT Swire Investments Indonesia
      Roger Pinder
      - Managing Director of PronixNova Limited
      Shaanti Shamdasani
      - President/ Senior Advisor of S. ASEAN International Advocacy & Consultancy
      Tasa Nugraza Barley
      - Head of Business Development & Marketing of Ginting & Reksodiputro in association with A & O Shearman
      Novita Menayang
      - Special Advisor of PT Swire Investments Indonesia

      To deliver mutual benefit for Indonesia and the UK, the Health, Wellbeing & The Life Sciences HUB addresses the importance of healthy people to Indonesia’s economic development through innovative solutions for health and wellbeing by way of research & development and the life sciences.

      Investing in the health and wellbeing of the workforce is a strategic decision that yields numerous benefits, ranging from immediate gains in productivity for companies to long-term contributions to Indonesia’s economic development. Health and wellbeing are essential components for building sustainable, resilient, and thriving economies.

      Addressing diseases that impact workforce productivity is not only a humanitarian imperative but also a strategic and economically sound decision for both corporations and the government to reach the Golden Indonesia Vision by 2045. By addressing Communicable and non- communicable diseases (NCD) that hamper workforce productivity, the government can ensure a more robust and competitive economy. Healthy workers contribute significantly to increased efficiency and innovation, fostering economic development and competitiveness on a global scale.

      The Health, Wellbeing & The Life Sciences HUB will provide members of the British Chambers insight into innovative solutions and relevant policies for health and wellbeing that are based on research & development and the life sciences.

      This group is strictly for members and trial basis only. To join this HUB, contact membership@britcham.or.id
      Guests may be considered on request to: irene@britcham.or.id


  • Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC)

    • Chairman: Andy Citawarman - Water Sector Leader at MottMacDonald Indonesia

      Co-Chair: Benny Handoko - Director of Strategy and Business Development of PT Decorient Partaya Indonesia


      Max Stobbs - Manager - Office Leasing Advisory of JLL

      Rachmat Taufick Hardi - Head of Urban Planning Studies of Pradita University

      We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for the British Chamber of Commerce Indonesia Smart Sustainable Cities HUB and share our vision for the forthcoming 12 months. Together, we can make a lasting impact on sustainable development in Indonesia.

      Led by Andy Citawarman (Mott MacDonald Indonesia’s Water Sector Leader), and the HUB’s dedicated committee members, we exude an unwavering passion for low carbon and climate resilient development. Our collective dedication sets a robust foundation for the HUB’s initiatives as we strive to create a sustainable future for cities across Indonesia.

      We wholeheartedly reaffirm our chair’s excitement and enthusiasm to collaborate with fellow Smart Sustainable Cities HUB members on a wide range of topics. From the visionary development of Indonesia’s new capital city to sustainable financing schemes, digital solutions for sustainable cities, air quality improvement, innovative waste management practices, sustainable construction, infrastructure development, sustainability reporting, ESG policy setting, and the establishment of safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable transport systems, we are resolute in addressing these crucial issues.

      Looking ahead, our HUB is committed to fostering meaningful discussions and collaborations through a proactive and collaborative approach. Our top priority is advancing sustainable practices in Indonesia, and we aim to achieve this by involving key stakeholders and leaders from the public, private, and academic sectors throughout 2024.

      We consider it an honor and a privilege to realise the positive impact the Smart Sustainable Cities HUB will have on the future of sustainable development in Indonesia. Join us on this remarkable journey as we shape a sustainable and prosperous future for our cities and communities.

      Together, let’s make a difference.

      This group is strictly for members and trial basis only. To join this HUB, contact membership@britcham.or.id
      Guests may be considered on request to: irene@britcham.or.id


  • SMEs

    • In Partnership with

      Chairwoman: Linzi Boyd - Founder of One Earth Global Ltd

      Linzi Boyd had a vision for building the first-ever purpose-led platform in the world. This platform aims to connect developed and developing countries, ensuring that everyone can be seen and heard, regardless of where they live or their demographic background. She believes the world is moving towards purpose, with businesses increasingly adopting this approach, and predicts that the purpose economy will be the fastest-growing economy in the next ten years. It is now time for individuals and businesses to connect to their purpose, remember who they are, why they are here, and how each person can facilitate change.

      As Chairwoman of the SMEs Hub of BritCham Indonesia, her focus will be to bring businesses together with 21st-century mindsets and business models. The goal is to create purpose-led and brand-led growth, which consists of sales growth, margin growth, and strategic growth, while also driving legacy, purpose, and influence.

      The hub's focus, discussions, and learnings will revolve around trade, employment, revenue offset, green innovation investments, and scaling a global brand with impact.

      Key topics include:

      • Economic growth on purpose and trade expansion
      • Digital innovation to capitalize on international market sales for scale and expansion
      • Attracting impact investment into businesses
      • Community engagement and partnerships

      This group is strictly for members and trial basis only. To join this HUB, contact membership@britcham.or.id
      Guests may be considered on request to: irene@britcham.or.id


  • Technology & Digitalisation (T&D)

    • In Partnership with

      Chairman: Tom West - Director of Juicebox

      Co-Chair: Chandranata Rekso S - Lead of Strategic Initiatives (FMCG & Long-tail Categories) of Tokopedia

      Board Oversight: Ian Betts - Managing Partner of CastleAsia

      Martyn Terpilowski
      - President Commissioner of Bhumi Varta Technology
      Paul Kanwar - Director of Business Alchemy of Biz Marketer
      Ricky Mulani - Founder and CEO of Reqruit Asia

      As the largest economy within ASEAN, Indonesia’s path to digital transformation is a crucially important one. It is a transformation that signals great change for the country, as well as tremendous opportunities and promise for British companies in this sector. Indonesia’s vast population presents an enormous market for new technology and the use of data. BritCham Indonesia’s Technology and Digitalisation HUB works to identify and capture the opportunities that the digital transformation will bring, but it will also highlight the challenges and risks businesses operating in this sector might face. With that in mind, we seek member companies that would like to join and be part of this exciting initiative.

      In terms of what’s on offer, Indonesia currently has one of the highest rates of internet usage in Asia with over 212 million regular users as of January this year, or 77 percent of the population. Indonesia is also home to 167 million social media users, over 60 percent of the population, and has more than 350 million active smartphone connections – a figure that exceeds 100 percent of the population! E-commerce platforms are growing in scope and scale, and government services are now increasingly delivered online and via smartphone apps.

      But the HUB will also work on the challenges and risks posed by this rapid transformation. These range from data privacy and protection, on which there is an ongoing discourse with government, to discussion on the cross-border traffic in data and the prevention of fraud. The HUB will also review, for example, the emerging regulatory environment for internet service companies, the registration and taxation of entities and any restrictions on their activities.

      In short, we believe that British companies are well-placed to contribute to Indonesia’s digital transformation and look forward to seeing you at HUB meetings!

      This group is strictly for members and trial basis only. To join this HUB, contact membership@britcham.or.id
      Guests may be considered on request to: irene@britcham.or.id


  • Professional Women's (PWH)

    • In Partnership with

      Chairwoman: Sony Jethnani - Marketing Director of PT Hansika Unggul Indah

      Co-Chair: Mariko Yoshihara - Founder of Ango Ventures

      Dharmesti Sindhu - Founder of EQ More
      Aparna Saxena - CEO of Torajamelo & Lazada

      BritCham Indonesia, as a Chamber of Commerce, has represented a diverse international business community for over four decades. It is proud of its mission to facilitate trade and investment between Indonesia and the UK, and equally proud of its reputation as the most active and innovative foreign Chamber in Indonesia. Thirteen years ago, BritCham Indonesia established the Professional Women's Hub (PWH), a sector group with a unique vision.

      PWH's unique selling proposition is that it is the first women-only group within European chambers. Its vision is to elevate and connect women in business. Through monthly meetings and webinars, PWH encourages and helps women develop new business connections, learn new skills, and improve their careers. It advocates for fairness and equality for women, attracts new BritCham Indonesia members, and fosters greater engagement among PWH and other women's communities. Additionally, PWH provides business matching opportunities through its events.

      PWH boasts a diverse membership, including both local and expatriate women, and its events are well attended. The group aims to showcase leaders and speakers who are making a difference through their work and the organizations they represent. The ability to think big is what makes women's communities so powerful. To inspire others and make the world a better reflection of collective visions and values, it is essential to first be inspired. Currently, PWH's committee is led by Sony Jethnani as Chairwoman.

      This group is strictly for members and trial basis only. To join this HUB, contact membership@britcham.or.id
      Guests may be considered on request to: irene@britcham.or.id