Widening Our Reach to Support Other Meaningful Beneficiaries

Charities have experienced many disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years. Despite this, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation was determined to do more in 2021.
 
This year, we held our flagship annual charity golf event at Sentosa Golf Club over 5 days from July to October. Through this event, we raised more than S$520,000 for local causes in education, eldercare as well as the environment and sustainability. The total donations raised since 2015 amounted to more than S$3 million in support of more than 15 charities.
 
The Foundation’s commitment to doing good reflects ONE RHT’s desire as a multidisciplinary professional services group to achieve purposeful and meaningful growth. Therefore, the environmental and sustainability drive would continue to be a key area of focus for both ONE RHT and the Foundation.
 
In this regard, we held our annual GAIL Forum and RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute Forum via livestream broadcasts in 2021. Both virtual events gathered leading experts to share experiences and exchange ideas on the way forward towards a greener future.
 
During this year-end festive season, we are also holding our annual virtual run event called ONERHT Sparkle For a Cause Walk!Run!Cycle, to help raise funds for causes relating to disadvantaged groups, education and the sports.
 
In 2022, we aim to widen our reach to support other meaningful beneficiaries in line with the Foundation’s mission and vision.
 
Finally, on behalf of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation and its beneficiaries, I would like to thank you for your continued support and generous donations. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kaylee Kwok
Deputy Chairman
RHT Rajan Menon Foundation

Business leaders call for more ambitious climate action at RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute Forum 2021

  • Core G.R.A.C.E. principles can guide decision makers to drive positive climate action effectively with greater accountability
Mr Chew Heng Ching, Chairman of RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute delivering the closing speech at the RGI Forum 2021 via live broadcast.

Singapore, 26 November 2021RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute (“RGI”), a social enterprise under RHT Rajan Menon Foundation (“Foundation”) held its 2nd RGI Forum via a livestream broadcast. This year’s forum focused on sustainability in line with the RGI’s aim to promote an organisational culture anchored on the five core principles of Governance, Risk Management, Anti-money laundering, Compliance and Ethics/ESG.

Expert panellists at the Forum exchanged views on the recent COP26 climate talks and discussed Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Ethical issues around sustainability that will help to move the needle on global climate action.

Professor Koo Tsai Kee, Patron of RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute, said, “Business leaders have enormous collective influence over climate action, having the ability to drive positive changes in their own operations and across their supply chains. The GRACE principles will guide them to do more and do better.”

Mr Chew Heng Ching, Chairman of RHT G.R.A.C.E. Institute, said, “As businesses begin to chart their recovery and formulate strategies for a post-pandemic future, there is no better time than the present to integrate sustainability into business plans for purposeful growth. Businesses need to take accountability for their actions and their impact on the environment, just as they would for actions that impact their bottom line.”

Mr Wee Boon Siong, Chief Executive Officer of RHT Green, said, “Businesses are expected to fill the void left by lagging environmental commitments by governments. Business leaders should take the lead on change rather than wait for the government to impose changes on them. The longer we delay ambitious climate action, the more difficult it will be to transition to a low-carbon economy.”

Earlier this year, ONE RHT unveiled its plan to achieve net zero carbon by 2030, marking the culmination of a multi-year effort to position itself as a sustainability champion in Singapore’s green economy.

RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Charity Golf 2021 raises more than S$520,000 for local causes in education, eldercare as well as the environment and sustainability

Singapore, 14 October 2021 – RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) raised more than S$520,000 for three local primary beneficiaries at its sixth annual charity golf event held at Sentosa Golf Club. The Guest-of-Honour for this year’s event was Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Trade and Industry. 

Funds raised from this year’s charity golf event will support a diverse group of beneficiaries and causes, including education, eldercare as well as the environment and sustainability: 

  • Singapore Management University Pro Bono Centre 

Provides opportunities for law students to integrate and appreciate academic work with clinical experience, instils legal professionalism and social responsibility in law students towards indigents and disenfranchised communities, and sensitises law students to social justice issues. 

  • PCF Sparkle Care Centres

Provides seniors with quality person-centred healthy and social care services so as to improve their physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being. 

  • Nature Society (Singapore)

Promotes nature awareness and nature appreciation, advocates conservation of the natural environment in Singapore, and forges participation and collaboration in local regional and international efforts in preserving Earth’s biodiversity. 

Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has raised more than S$3 million for more than 15 charitable organisations in line with the Foundation’s philanthropic focus areas of education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups as well as the arts and sports. 

Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Patron of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, said, “The Foundation continues to seek to establish a strong philanthropic culture in our business community based on our belief that success and profitability are intertwined with the sustained prosperity and the health of the community we serve.” 

“I am heartened by the charitable spirit of our sponsors and their continued commitment to making a difference for our community during challenging times. I would like to thank Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Trade and Industry, for being our Guest-of-Honour at the event,” he added. 

Staggered across five days in the months of July, September and October 2021, a total of 200 golfers participated in the charity golf event at Sentosa Golf Club with strict safe management measures in place. The event is supported by various generous sponsors including Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited, Life Bridge Partners Pte Ltd and Olam International Limited. 

Mr Tan Chong Huat, Chairman of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation, said, “Despite the impact of Covid-19, we remain determined to continue organising meaningful events and activities that support our beneficiaries and contribute to worthy causes.” 

“On behalf of the Foundation and its beneficiaries, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to our donors who contributed to the success of this year’s charity golf event under the new normal,” he added. 

RHTLaw Asia and the RHT Group of Companies, which are part of the ONE RHT ecosystem of legal and multidisciplinary professional services, are the organising sponsors for the Foundation’s charity golf event. 

About RHT Rajan Menon Foundation 

A Singapore registered charity and grant-making philanthropic organisation, RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Ltd (“Foundation”) enables RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies to do right and do good through various charitable endeavours. 

Named after RHTLaw Asia LLP’s Founder-Senior Consultant Rajan Menon, the Foundation was set up in 2015, and 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$3 million to support beneficiaries involved in education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups as well as the arts and sports. 

For more information, please visit www.rhtrajanmenon.foundation