Wild Asia was first established in 2003 as a Malaysian-based social enterprise. We work to help adapt the way consumers, businesses and traders operate, ensuring that they can leave a positive footprint on the developing world. We take a bottom-up approach starting at the very beginning: the raw materials. It is here that we find ways to guide organisations in creating a better environment for their employees, local communities and surrounding biodiversity. By working within key sectors – such as the palm oil or tourism industry – we have gained a unique insight on how producers, buyers and consumers can develop innovative ways to promote positive change.
Wild Asia is legally chartered as a Malaysian company (Reg. No: 634446-W) and operate as a “social enterprise”. The concept we adopted is not for maximising shareholder returns, but instead is run simply as a “not-for-profit” organisation, with a mission to tackle social and environmental issues. We earn our income largely through consultancies and the training services we provide. All our founding shareholders have signed an agreement recognising the social mission and enterprise of Wild Asia. In practice 100% of all profits are distributed back into the business: 65% into our company for growth and 35% to our employees as profit shares.
We Build Partnerships
We do not work alone. Over the years we have worked with global, national and local partners many of whom are still with us today. Today, our work in palm oil has been shaped by our direct partnerships within the palm oil value chain (from global consumer goods companies, large agro-business processors of palm oils, palm oil mills to traders supplying crop) and we are fortunate, to be supported by a number of global organisations (e.g., the German alliance for sustainable palm oil, FONAP). We are also a proud member of an innovative collective, Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN).
Multi-disciplinary and Multi-cultural
We are a multi-cultural team, working out of regional hubs to support projects and assignments in areas of high biodiversity and rich social cultural landscapes. We have a core pool of advisors that are instrumental in developing Wild Asia’s work. We deliver our solutions through a network of professional associates, interns and field teams. Internally we are building tools, resources and materials to help build our future leaders.
Our Team brings together a unique assemblage of knowledge, experience and skill. As a Team, we’ve proven to be balanced, approachable and trustworthy. These qualities are the foundation to forming strategic engagements with leaders of large to small businesses. We’re responsive to individual needs and are able to simplify complex concepts, promote strategic thinking, facilitate understanding, as well as, provide leadership to train others.
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