Jakarta, 10 October 2023 – PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA), through BCA Learning Service, is once again hosting Indonesia Knowledge Forum (IKF) XII 2023 as a platform to share insights, inspire, and raise awareness of sustainability values in an effort to achieve and sustain long-term economic stability. Under the theme "Eco-Creation: Empower Sustainability through Partnerships and Digitalization," IKF will be held for 2 days on 10-11 October 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pacific Place, Jakarta.
During the opening ceremony of IKF XII 2023, BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja expressed, “BCA firmly believes in the significance of comprehensive understanding when addressing the challenges of building a sustainable economy. Through IKF XII 2023, we are committed to unlocking the potential for cross-sector collaboration and leveraging digital technology-driven innovation to create eco-friendly solutions for sustainable economic development through ecological framework.”
On the other hand, Rachmat Kaimuddin, Deputy Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment, stressed the significance of cross-sector cooperation and partnerships to advance sustainable economic growth at the opening. He stated, “Collaborative and efficient utilization of diverse resources in Indonesia can accelerate the transition to a sustainable green economy in the face of climate change. This synergy is seen as a pivotal means to seize opportunities that will drive the realization of Indonesia Emas 2045 and hasten progress towards achieving the Net-Zero Emission target by 2060.”
Indonesia is currently faced with the dual challenges of shifting global economic dynamics and the escalating impacts of climate change. Given these circumstances, IKF XII 2023 holds significant relevance. In response to these challenges, BCA, through IKF XII 2023, is dedicated to actively contributing to the development of a sustainable economy that actively promotes environmental preservation.
More than 40 inspiring speakers are featured at this event, including Deputy Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Rachmat Kaimuddin, Director of the Fiscal Policy Agency at the Indonesian Ministry of Finance Adi Budiarso, Director of Energy Conservation at the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Gigih Udi Atmo, Head of the Industrial Services Standardization and Policy Agency at the Indonesian Ministry of Industry Doddy Rahadi, Economist and BCA Independent Commissioner Raden Pardede, Presidential Special Staff Angkie Yudistia, Senior Actress Christine Hakim, Content Creator Raditya Dika, and more.
“We hope that IKF XII 2023 can inspire many stakeholders, including governments, institutions, and businesses, to collaborate in encouraging investment in sustainability sectors. Additionally, IKF XII 2023 must provide solutions that will not only lead to positive changes in economic growth but also support environmental preservation,” Jahja concluded.
As a matter of information, BCA allocated approximately IDR 76 trillion for green financing in the first quarter of 2023, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 4.9% compared to the previous year. BCA has extended loans amounting to IDR 60.4 trillion for natural resources and land use, IDR 7 trillion for sustainable transportation, and IDR 2.9 trillion for renewable energy financing. Furthermore, BCA also provided loans totaling IDR 327 billion to promote the adoption of electric vehicles during the same period.
BCA Reaffirms Its Commitment to Sustainability by Hosting Indonesia Knowledge Forum (IKF) XII 2023 Again – BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja (on the left) with Deputy Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Rachmat Kaimuddin (on the right) during the opening of IKF XII 2023 held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pacific Place, on Tuesday (10/10). IKF XII 2023 brings the theme "Eco-Creation: Empower Sustainability through Partnerships and Digitalization." IKF is an annual event organized by PT Bank Central Asia Tbk. (BCA), through BCA Learning Service, as a platform to share inspiring insights and raise awareness of sustainability values in an effort to recover and maintain long-term economic stability.
Products from MSMEs under the Bakti BCA are Displayed at IKF2023 – BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja (second from the left), accompanied by BCA Vice President Directors, Hendra Lembong (on the left), Armand Hartono (second from the right), and BCA's Director, Lianawaty Suwono (right), visited the booth displaying products from MSMEs under the BCA's Assisted Village program at Indonesia Knowledge Forum XII 2023 on Tuesday (10/10). The presence of these MSME booths is one of BCA's concrete efforts through Bakti BCA to promote MSME businesses for growth and to help stimulate Indonesia's economic development.
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 June 2023)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of March 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving more than 36 million customer accounts, processing around 77 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,247 branches; 18,348 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With around 25,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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