In Asia, 40 Heroes of Philanthropy Are Making Their Mark
- Forbes Asia
Ruth Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Singapore was listed in Forbes Asia's ninth annual philanthropy The list features philanthropists who made news with their donations in the past year, but it also recognizes people who have compiled a long record of supporting worthy causes.
Granddaughter of billionaire Yeoh Tiong Lay and daughter of Francis Yeoh, she’s pursued an environmental agenda at the family-run conglomerate for the past 12 years. That includes setting up coral reef nurseries in Malaysia; assisting rural villages in Yunnan Province, China to reduce pressure for deforestation; and protecting the habitat of rare birds in the U.K. But it also means–as head of an in-house, 40-member sustainability unit–prodding YTL companies to cut carbon emissions, recycle waste, use resources sparingly and take other such measures as part of their business strategy....