September 2021 – The Rector of the University of Indonesia (UI) Prof. Ari Kuncoro, SE, MA, Ph.D., and President Director of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance, Reynaldi Hermansjah, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) virtually on Wednesday 8 September 2021. This marked the first collaboration between the two institutions. The aim is to deepen collaboration to the community and environmental service and development programs.
The collaboration between UI and PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (IIF) covers three scopes, including the realization of sustainable infrastructure development in Indonesia based on the 8 Social and Environmental Principles of PT IIF namely, “Social and Environmental Principles” (SEP) and planning a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program which has a social and/or environmental perspective that provides benefits in developing and improving the quality of society and/or the environment.
UI and PT IIF will also carry out cooperation on community service and development and the environment by utilizing available resources, in order to develop and improve the quality of society and/or the environment to achieve a greater good. The community and environmental service and development programs include a social and environmental assessment and management system (SEMS); labor and working conditions; pollution prevention and reduction, and climate change; public health, safety, and security; land acquisition and involuntary resettlement; biodiversity conservation and natural resource management; culture; and objects and cultural heritage.
The signing ceremony of the MoU was attended by IIF President Commissioner Darmin Nasution, IIF Investment Director Idhan Harahap and Bayu Wirawan as well as the Heads within UI respectively: Vice Rector for Research and Innovation drg. Nurtami, Ph.D, Sp.OF(K), Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy Dr. Mahdi Jufri, M.Sc., Apt, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Agus Setiawan, S.Kp., M.N., D.N, Director of Community Service and Empowerment Agung Waluyo, Ph.D., Director of Operations and Facility Maintenance Prof. Dr. Ir. Gandjar Kiswanto, M.Eng., Director of Cooperation Dr. Toto Pranoto, S.E,, M.M., Director of Human Resources Dr. Abdillah Ahsan, S.E., M.S.E., Director of Student Affairs Dr. Badrul Munir, ST., M.Eng.Sc, Director of Research and Development Dede Djuhana, M.Sc., Ph.D., Head of Miriam Budiardjo Resource Center FISIP Evi Fitriani, Ph.D., Secretary to the Chairperson of FEB Herda JT Pradsmadji, MPd, Deputy Dean for Education, Research, and Student Affairs of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences Shuri Mariasih Gietty, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Resources, Ventures, and General Administration of the Faculty of Computer Science, Prof. Dr. A. Nizar Hidayanto.
Prof. Ari believed this collaboration can be beneficial and positivity to the community through the CSR Program and as a manifestation of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, namely community service. According to him, in line with PT IIF’s role as a catalyst in accelerating infrastructure development in Indonesia, UI is present as a partner who can collaborate, especially in the development of science and grounding this knowledge through the community service of its academics so that service to the community forms a synergy between universities and companies that collaborates. As a result it will have a positive impact on the community.
“Through Community Service and Empowerment activities spread across 34 provinces, Universitas Indonesia is committed to increasing its contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in line with the goals of Social responsibility of SOEs,” said Prof. Ari. Furthermore, he hopes that this cooperation can leverage beyond cooperation between the two parties, but more importantly, provides the maximum benefit to the community.
Dr. Darmin Nasution, S.E. was delighted and proud to witness the signing of the MoU between UI and PT IIF. “PT IIF is a financial institution that focuses on sustainable infrastructure and has an interest in social and environmental aspects. With the signing of this MoU, UI as the best university in Indonesia supported by its human resources, researchers, and academics can assist PT IIF identify social and environmental aspects. Aside from identifying, hopefully UI can provide suggestions on what to do regarding these aspects to have a sustainable impact. We expect through this collaboration, PT IIF’s CSR will be more useful for the community and long-lasting,” he said.
In line with what the UI Rector, Reynaldi Hermansjah, mentioned in his opening remarks, “as an agent of change and a catalyst for sustainable infrastructure development, IIF actively carries out various activities outside of the commercial aspect. We believe that aspects of sustainability in development also include responsibility to society and the environment. Through the signing of this agreement, we are optimistic that we can realize an excellent CSR program as another form of IIF’s service to society and the environment. The agreement, which will then be outlined in this CSR Program, is expected to run well while becoming broadly beneficial and better yet, it becomes IIF and UI’s service to Indonesia.”
PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance
PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance (IIF) is a private non-bank financial institution, which is engaged in infrastructure financing and consulting services that are professionally managed and focused on commercially viable infrastructure projects. IIF was established on January 15, 2010 at the initiative of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia – Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia together with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other multilateral institutions.
In conducting its business activities, IIF applies best practices based on international standards in providing credit, corporate governance, and in applying social and environmental protection standards to ensure the sustainability of infrastructure development in Indonesia.
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