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“When we started as RHT Law, we had our CSR firmly in sight as we always wanted our firm to be one of purpose and giving back to society was a paramount tenet.” – Tan Chong Huat, Senior Partner at RHTLaw Asia and Chairman (2015-2022) of ONERHT Foundation.
Set up by ONERHT in 2015, the Foundation was registered as a Singapore charity by the Commissioner of Charities and a grant-making philanthropic organisation by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore on 16 September 2016 and 28 November 2016 respectively.
The Foundation seeks to establish, inspire and encourage the right philanthropic culture among the corporate and legal fraternity of giving back to the community in a focused, hands-on and meaningful manner.
Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$4.5 million to support more than 30 beneficiaries involved in education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups, as well as the arts and sports.
To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.onerht.foundation
The Foundation supports the protection of our environment to provide a sustainable ecosystem for future generations to thrive in. We have taken a corporate pledge for a “No Shark Fin Dining Policy” and also encourage staff to reduce their carbon footprints in the office by promoting the 3Rs- reduce, reuse and recycle. We support charities such as Nature society in their various programmes on conservation and key initiatives around Climate Change, Forests, Responsible Seafood and Illegal Wildlife Trade.
Greening ASEAN: Initiatives and Leadership (GAIL)
GREENING ASEAN: INITIATIVES & LEADERSHIP (GAIL) will facilitate relevant expertise, knowledge and practical measures so that Asian companies gain the confidence and capabilities to embed and grow sustainability into their business models.
Taking on this approach to leadership and decision making, and to champion sustainability as a future in practice, we invite all our colleagues by means of taking our first steps, which is the least we can do, to balance the needs of current generations, the needs of future generations and the health of our natural environment and planet.
ARHTPHIL is a project initiated by RHTLaw to unite Art and Philanthropy into a cohesive, compelling and credible proposition.
ARHTPHIL will benefit the following stakeholders:
In summary, ARHTPhil will facilitate more collectors to monetise their art and, as a result, more of such works to be exhibited for public enjoyment.
ARHTPhil will achieve this by encouraging banks to custodise art received as collateral with a museum instead of locking it up in a vault. This means that museums will act as custodians. RHTLaw Asia is engaging insurers to provide innovative risk management solutions to enhance the banks’ collateral and to mitigate risks.