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Being Responsible to the Environment

At Alliance, we believe that every small step can make a difference towards the environment. The Bank has stayed committed to conducting our business in an environmentally-friendly manner by using solutions that minimise the environmental impact as a whole.

By investing in our technology infrastructure and in order to raise the productivity of our staff, we are careful of how the resources are managed and the impact towards our business.

Alliance Bank Eco-Biz Dream Project

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All in smiles at the Launch of the Alliance Bank Eco-Biz Dream Project. L to R: Giuseppe Taibi, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Alliance Bank; Carol Wong, Leaderonomics Trainer; and Joel Kornreich, Group Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Bank (centre) with the panel of judges

The Alliance Bank Eco-Biz Dream Project (‘Dream Project”), the first environmental themed business pitch plan competition was launched on 19 October 2016 at KLCC Convention Centre. Themed ‘‘If you could run a project to improve the Malaysian environment, what would it be?’, the Dream Project is aimed to increase awareness of current environmental issues among university students. The Dream Project gives university students a chance to make an impact towards the environment and society by proposing sustainable and innovative solutions to address environmental concerns within Malaysia. Roadshows are currently being held at 20 public and private universities with Design Thinking workshops conducted to help students craft an environmental themed business plan.

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The Launch of the Eco-Biz Dream Project at a glance

The Dream Project is opened to undergraduate students nationwide whom are currently pursuing foundation, diploma, A-levels programme and degree. Students are required to form a team of four to five and must submit two 1 minute videos; Introduction Video and Project Pitch Idea Video.

We received 236 submissions from 20 universities within Malaysia after which 10 teams were selected to advance to the Semi-Finals to convince the judges with their pitches. Five teams stunned the judges with their ideas and made it to the final stage. Before presenting their eco-business plan, the finalist were coached through a 5 day workshop on Design Thinking which enabled them to fine tune their eco-business plan

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The Winners celebrating their cash prize and trophies with Joel Kornreich, GCEO (centre); Roshan Thiran, CEO, Leaderonomics and the judges; (L to R) Gurmit Singh, CETDEM; Wan Faizal, Malaysian Green Technology Corporation; Giuseppe Taibi, Alliance Bank and Yasmin Rasyid, Malaysian Environmental NGOs.

Team Eco Beast from Sunway College emerged as the Winner of the Alliance Bank Eco-Biz Dream Project and won RM10,000 and a trophy with their winning pitch, Alive – an organic soap catered for people with allergies. Striding alongside the team was 1st Runner-up, Team Guardian of the Nature from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and 2nd Runner-up, Team UOL from Help University who won RM5,000 and RM3,000 with trophies respectively. The 4th and 5th Place went to Team TRAPP, University of Nottingham and Team Patriot, Multimedia University, walking away with RM1,000 each.

The panel of judges comprise of Cik Yasmin Rasyid, Chairperson of the Malaysian Environmental NGOs, En. Wan Faizal Mohd Anwar, Acting Chief Executive Officer of GreenTech IdeasLab Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Gurmit Singh, Chairman and Founding Executive Director for the Centre for Environment, Technology & Development Malaysia (CETDEM), and Mr. Giuseppe Taibi, Group Chief Marketing Officer from Alliance Bank.

The Alliance Bank Eco-Biz Dream Project has returned for the second year to inspire students to deliver business ideas with positive environmental impact. Click here for latest information.

Save A Tree, Plant A Tree

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Staff posing happily for a memorable shot after planting the trees

On 10 September 2016, 50 staff volunteers took time off on a weekend to participate in a tree planting activity and learned more about Mother Earth in an effort to build a healthy environment for the next generation. The Tree Planting activity was aimed to educate staff on the environment especially on trees and the way nature reacts if we do not preserve the environment that surrounds us.

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Staff in action during the tree planting activity

On the trek to the tree planting site, staff were educated by the rangers on the different trees that grow at FRIM. Everyone were given a demonstration of how to plant a tree before having a chance to plant 30 fruit trees such as durian hutan, rambai hutan, asam gelugur, kerian dot, nyatoh tembaga, karas and avocado.

Reducing IT Carbon Footprint

The Bank encouraged staff to reduce our carbon footprint by optimising printing needs in a secure manner, reducing daily printing and space by saving documents on a hard disk. In addition, we worked towards conserving energy by switching off the air conditioner at 5.45pm on weekdays and on weekends.

Conserving Energy

The Bank continues to create an environment whereby staff can enjoy a sense of diversity, be well informed and simply have fun in the way we operate on a day-to-day basis while sustaining success for the next generation.

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