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Technology Makes Palm Oil Plantations Sustainable

After leaving Indonesia with his mother at a young age to live in the United States, and even though his family co-owned a sugar plantation, Ferron Haryanto never expected to return to the country to help heavily criticized palm oil, sugar, and coconut plantations become more sustainable. After graduating from university, he progressed steadily upwards in a highly successful career journey at leading consulting firms and then in high tech. ​ His brother was living in Singapore, however, and encouraged him to return to Southeast Asia. On a visit to Singapore, he met Lee Oi Kum, a director in a…
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Richard Hartung, an Impact Entrepreneur correspondent, is an advisor, writer, investor and volunteer board member focused on sustainability. He is the co-founder of Asia Sustainability Angels, serves on boards of non-profits including Solar Washington and the Centre for a Responsible Future, and writes about sustainability for Wealth & Society as ... Read more
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