At Bintang Capital Partners, we believe in harnessing the power of collaboration to create a better world.
On Thursday, 24th August 2023, we had the incredible privilege of contributing to a cause that aligns perfectly with our values - tackling food waste and supporting communities in need. Our team of 19 dedicated individuals joined hands with The Lost Food Project (“TLFP”) to make a tangible difference in the fight against food waste in Malaysia.
Notably, this event was conceptualised and organised by Bintang’s talented 2023 summer interns.
🥦 The Lost Food Project and the Challenge of Food Waste in Malaysia
Did you know that approximately one-third of the world's food production goes to waste? In Malaysia alone, a staggering 3,000 tonnes of edible food are discarded daily, enough to nourish 10 million people. TLFP is a beacon of hope in this regard, rescuing surplus food and redistributing it to those who need it most. TLFP's mission resonates deeply with us as it not only addresses food waste but also ensures that no one goes to bed hungry.
🌟 Activities That Made a Difference
Our team eagerly rolled up their sleeves at TLFP's warehouse in Chan Sow Lin, engaging in various activities to support the cause. From sorting and packing to weighing and distributing a variety of vegetables and food items, we worked alongside TLFP's full-time staff and dedicated volunteers. Through these efforts, we were able to contribute to the distribution of 1,022.19 kg worth of produce, while also creating 154.92 kg worth of compost, further nurturing the environment.
🙌 Heartfelt Gratitude
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the interns who orchestrated this impactful event. Your dedication and hard work made this event possible, and we are proud to have you as part of our team.
We would also like to thank TLFP for warmly hosting us and for the incredible work they do every day.
🌍 Bintang's Commitment to Environmental and Social Impact
At Bintang, we believe that even small gestures can catalyse profound change. Our CSR day at TLFP underscores our commitment to bettering our community and the environment.
As a B Corp certified entity, our dedication to environmental and social impact is deeply ingrained in our philosophy. This initiative resonates perfectly with the values we uphold, as well as those of our portfolio companies. As exemplified by our recent investment in Blue Planet Environmental Solutions, we strive to invest in businesses that not only demonstrate financial success, but also prioritise sustainability and social responsibility.
Let's continue to drive change, create opportunities, and work together to build a more sustainable and compassionate world.