BritCham Ministerial Series in Association with Human Capital & Education Member Focus Group addressed issues and provided solutions across five critical business areas; boards and governance, green enterprise, production and distribution, green finance, and leadership learning. One of the first few things to consider when developing the right talent is having a great foundation to build these talents, one of the ways to is through education and training, brought together through diverse perspectives and experiences.
The Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Nadiem Makarim voiced his support for transforming the Indonesian education system through its immense emancipated learning campaign, which rests on the spirit of collaboration that truly enables policy to turn into a grassroots movement.
Indonesia’s educational transformation can also be seen through the Indonesian International Islamic University, a national strategic project of President Jokowi’s administration offering education training for both Indonesians and international students, especially from developing countries. The Faculty of Social Sciences led by Dean, Philips Vermonte, will be welcoming a new programme of MA in Public Policy in Climate Change beginning this September.
Having leadership qualities is often associated with having more experience, however senior executives’ titles tell us little to nothing about the leadership purpose, values and intentions of those occupying these roles. Instead, influence and impact to grow a culture of sustainability-ESG grounded actions, decisions and behaviours will require many more role models, regardless of people’s position in their organisations and society. Despite Indonesia still being at its early stages of developing its human capital capability for
sustainability and ESG goals, change happens one conversation at a time and our motivations to change in the direction of sustainability leadership (what’s in it for me?) will be diverse.
“What we need is more inter-generational, inter-sector and international dialogue to explore our differences and shared interests.” summarised Dr. Paul Aitken, Chair of BritCham Human Capital & Education Member Focus Group.