BDCB, financial institutions collect over 600kg rubbish in river clean-up

A total of 685 kilogrammes of trash were collected at the recent ‘H2O Heroes: River Clean Up’ hosted by Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB) and Green Brunei held at Kampong Ayer.

The initiative marked the first project under the ‘Komuniti Industri Kewangan’ aimed to strengthen collaboration between BDCB and financial institutions through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

The one-day event was co-organised with 13 financial institutions as partners, including Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and Baiduri Bank as Platinum Partners; Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB), Standard Chartered Brunei, Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd, Audley Insurance Company Sdn Bhd, and AIA Singapore Private Limited (Brunei Branch) as Gold Partners; and RHB Bank Berhad, Maybank Banking Berhad, Bank of China (Hongkong) Limited, State Street (Brunei) Sdn Bhd, United Overseas Bank Limited, and UOB Asset Management (B) Sdn Bhd as Bronze Partners.

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Held in conjunction with World Environment Day, the initiative hoped to encourage the financial industry to contribute to the national sustainability agenda through corporate sustainability initiatives, raise awareness of the environmental issues faced in Brunei Darussalam, and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 14 — Life Below Water and SDG 15 — Life on Land.

Some 150 participants participated in the river clean-up including BDCB’s Executive Management, Chief Executives of the financial institutions, Penghulu of Kampong Ayer Zone 2, Village Head of Mukim Saba, Acting Village Head of Kampung Ayer Zone 3, as well as representatives from BDCB, participating financial institutions, and Green Brunei.

In her welcoming remarks, BDCB Managing Director Hajah Rokiah Haji Badar urged the financial industry to seize the opportunity to drive the Komuniti Industri Kewangan with innovative and impactful ideas and projects.

She also emphasised the importance of creating initiatives that not only benefit the financial sector but also have a positive impact on society and the environment for the years to come and for the next generation.

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Through this initiative, it is hoped that BDCB and the financial institutions will continue to cultivate a deep sense of responsibility and care towards the environment and play a pivotal role in achieving a sustainable future.


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