Rempang Issue: Exploring a Capitalistic Orientation through Ethical Investment and Sharia Perspectives

“The ethical complexities urge us to aspire to a future where investments align with principles of fairness, equity, ESG consideration and sustainable development, acknowledging the rights and welfare of affected communities. Consequently, this perspective differs from the capitalist ideology that champions “The big eats small” or the idea that the powerful dominate the vulnerable.“ A […]

OJK Launches SICANTIKS: Empowering Women in Sharia Financial Literacy

The Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (OJK) has introduced the SICANTIKS program on September 14, 2023, known as “Sahabat Ibu Cakap Literasi Keuangan Syariah” (Mother’s Friends on Promoting Sharia Financial Literacy). This initiative aims to enhance sharia financial literacy by engaging mothers in their communities. Prominent Attendees The launch event in Bandung on Thursday saw […]

Electric Vehicles: Are They Truly More Sustainable? The case of EV in Indonesia.

Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a global solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating air pollution. But are they truly the solution? Or just solving a problem, and making a new problem? We will see and explore whether EVs are genuinely more sustainable in the context of Indonesia, a country grappling with unique […]

Indonesia’s Ambitious Plan: A Homegrown Bullion Bank, Managing Gold Reserves and Fostering Economic Growth

Reducing Reliance on Overseas Gold Reserves In a determined move, the Indonesian government reaffirms its commitment to establish a bullion bank by merging two prominent state-owned entities, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) and PT Pegadaian. The primary objective behind this strategic merger is to significantly reduce Indonesia’s reliance on foreign countries, particularly Singapore, for storing its […]

Southeast Asia Faces Cross-Border Haze Threat: The Role of Green Investment

Southeast Asia once again stands on the precipice of a cross-border haze disaster, with Indonesia grappling with a disturbing surge in forest fires and an extended dry season. Experts caution that the dry conditions, worsened by the El Nino phenomenon and resulting in reduced rainfall, are expected to peak in this September 2023, predominantly affecting […]

Indonesia Leads the Way in Sovereign Securities 

In the world of sovereign securities, Indonesia has taken center stage in the past week with a flurry of activities. The government has been actively engaging in the sovereign securities market, showcasing its commitment to diversified financing options and Shariah-compliant instruments.  Indonesia’s Cash Waqf-linked Sukuk Series SWR004 The Indonesian government has recently issued its cash […]

High Muslim Population: Russia is Preparing to Introduce Islamic Banking

Russia launched Islamic banking for the first time as part of a two-year pilot program on September 1, 2023. With a sizable Muslim population estimated at around 25 million and growing, Islamic financial institutions have existed in Russia until now. However, this marks the first time the country’s legislation officially supports the establishment of such […]

Dari Kelas ke Realitas: Kesenjangan Antara Ilmu Akademis dan Penerapan Praktis

Sebagai mahasiswa, bisa mengimplementasikan ilmu yang diperoleh di Perguruan tinggi merupakan keinginan hampir semua mahasiswa yang berkesempatan mengenyam pendidikan tinggi. Namun faktanya, masih banyak mahasiswa fresh graduate (lulusan baru), tapi mereka belum mampu menjaga dan mengimplementasikan pengetahuan yang telah mereka peroleh dibangku kuliah terhadap kehidupan nyata. Pertanyaannya adalah, apa permasalahan mendasar yang menjadi penyebab ketimpangan […]

Jakarta Opts Remote Work and Learning to Reduce Pollution. A Lesson Learned from the Pandemic of COVID-19.

According to IQAir data, Jakarta was once among the most polluted cities globally. While its ranking improves, pollution remains a concern. Jakarta aims to reshape its urban landscape by promoting remote work and learning, reducing pollution, and redefining citizens’ interactions with their environment. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic have led to innovative solutions beyond healthcare, […]

Power Plant Energy in Indonesia and the Role of the Financial Industry

In the global pursuit of environmental sustainability and the reduction of carbon emissions, coal-fired power plants have emerged as a focal point of contention due to their contribution to environmental degradation, health concerns, and climate change. Across the world, there has been a growing demand for a shift towards cleaner sources of energy, prompting widespread […]