Supporting Youth In Sustainability Goals

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) highlighted local youth-led organisations who are taking action on climate change at the recent National Youth Day celebrations held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas.

BIBD’s Chief Marketing Officer and Chair of the Sustainability Transformation Group Hajah Nurul Akmar binti Haji Mohd Jaafar said, “As a partner in progress for a sustainable future, the bank regularly works with government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose goals and values align closely with ours.

Green Brunei, a youth-led platform to promote environmental sustainability through education, conservation and advocacy, also showcased their tree-planting activities as part of its commitment to mitigate the effects of deforestation.

According to Green Brunei, mature trees are able to absorb up to 22 kilogrammes of CO2 – with up to one metric tonne of CO2 absorbed over a 40-year period.

Under BIBD’s Sustainability Framework and Roadmap, and in support of the Brunei Darussalam National Climate Change Policy’s Green Protocol, BIBD has pledged to plant 2,000 trees by the end of the year.

Together with Green Brunei and Community for Brunei, BIBD has already organised two separate tree planting activities this year as part of a series of carbon capture intiatives.

The tree planting initiative is expected to be complemented by the Donate Trees for Climate Change campaign, in which members of the public will be invited to donate trees through various digital channels such as the BIBD NEXGEN Wallet, the Community for Brunei platform as well as ProgresifPAY, among others.

Credit: Borneo Bulletin