Time for Global Action

TIME FOR GLOBAL ACTION (TFGA), designed to promote and encourage the adoption of the ‘inclusive business’ model as a component of corporate growth strategy globally, is a series of short films designed to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Each story covers a different issue, contextualising broader socio-economic issues and the need for such interventions.

TFGA is a multimedia initiative employing a co-creation process that uses Regency’s unique journalistic & cinematic style to craft fresh and authentic stories in various formats for both internal and external use. This narrative-based approach has been proven to build both internal and external relations that are beneficial in attracting and retaining the right talent, strengthening marketing relationships and deepening the emotional connection of the viewing audience to the parties concerned.

Season 1

ACCOR HOTELS


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Creating Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Minorities »» In the Northern part of Thailand, there is a distinct lack of education and employment opportunities for the vulnerable ethnic Karen minorities who often become victims of human trafficking, are forced to work in sweatshops or are sold into slavery. In Thailand…..

APM TERMINALS (COSTA RICA)


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Enabling Global Trade »» Costa Rica in Central America has been hailed as one of the happiest countries on earth. With coastlines on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides, its name means ‘rich coast’. On its eastern shoreline lies the province and town of Limon – the first place…..

ASTELLAS


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Inspiring Preventative Healthcare »» Famous for its infatuation with the body beautiful, Brazil is a country where health, fitness and vitality vie for the same limelight. It is therefore astonishing to find that one in six Brazilian men suffer from prostate cancer. What’s even more alarming is that the…..

BAYER


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Resource Stewardship and Social Development »» Small-town South America isn’t immediately associated with being at the forefront of innovation. Yet, the people of Guaíra in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are just that – innovators. Faced with the prospect of economic extinction, and the subsequent demise of their town, they are…..

BIDCO


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Empowering Farmers and Diversifying Agriculture »» As far as small fishing villages teetering on the brink of extinction go, the Kalangala district in Uganda had some of the worst. A group of sixty islands on Lake Victoria consisted of mainly forests and grasslands with only small dirt tracks connecting…..

CITI (THAILAND)


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Enabling Growth Through Tourism »» In this colourful film, we step into the shoes of a tourist exploring beautiful Thailand. Our guide is a local entrepreneur, Nadia Putkham, who takes us on a trip down Bangkok’s famous canals. It’s not surprising that tourism is one of the key drivers…..

CITI MOBILE CHALLENGE (HONG KONG)


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Driving Fintech in Asia »» In this story, we follow the fortunes of three young Hong Kong-based tech entrepreneurs, Joy Aether Ltd co-founders, Leo Lau, Ricky Lui and Stanley Lam. These former college buddies are innovating mobile fintech, using image recognition technology in a mobile app to help grow…..

DELL (INDIA)


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Digital Empowerment in India »» It is almost impossible to imagine a world without computers. Yet, ninety per cent of India’s population either does not have access to a computer or is not computer literate. In a country with 1.2 billion people, that equates to a staggering amount of…..

INDIAFIRST


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Responsible Financial Inclusion »» At the top of the list of The Global Goals for Sustainability is “No Poverty”. It states that “Responsible financial products build the resilience of the poor and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters”. With over 65 million…..

KARPOWERSHIP


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Powering Ghana and Creating Jobs »» Almost a thousand wooden canoes huddle together to form an intricate puzzle on the shore of Tema in Ghana. Colourful flags flutter everywhere and the dock is bristling with activity as the fishermen offload their catch. Tema is one of the biggest fishing…..

KINROSS GOLD


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Community Resilience and Sustainability »» Running a large senior gold mining company comes with a tremendous responsibility to be a good neighbour to communities and to respect the environment. Kinross Gold, following their core values and principles, have made communities, and the environment, their top priorities. Just north of…..

LIXIL


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Innovative Healthcare and Sanitation Solutions »» Bill Gates once said that there are not enough smart people working in toilets, and let’s face it, it’s probably not the first career choice of a Harvard or Caltech student. Yet, when you realise that 2.4 billion people – a third of…..

MAERSK (INDONESIA)


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Infrastructure Partnerships »» In the port town of Bitung in the east of Indonesia, lives 41-year old Salma Dunggio. Salma is married, has three children and has been working as a coconut parer since the day she completed school. She loves her job. Her shift starts at 6 a.m……

MAERSK CONTAINER INDUSTRY (CHILE)


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Socio-Economic Growth »» There are vast stores of untapped human potential lying dormant in small towns across the world. Sadly, most of it stays like that – undiscovered and unexplored. The reality is that it is exceedingly difficult for these towns to attract investment and new business, and this…..

MARUBENI CORPORATION


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Local Economic Growth in Angola »» After 27 years of devastating war which ravaged the country and its people, Angola is now entering its fifteenth year of peace. Yet, with rusty tanks still littering the landscape and landmines lingering in the soil, the remnants of this cataclysmic humanitarian crisis…..

SANSIRI


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Education Enhancing Lives in Thailand »» Being between wind and water or thrown to the wolves; being susceptible to physical harm, injury, damage or danger: that is the state of being vulnerable. Such is the reality for many of the 3.7 million migrant workers found in Thailand. Yet, there…..

TERANGA GOLD


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Community Engagement in Senegal »» With a flashlight tied to his head and only a rope to hold onto, the miner slowly lowers his body down the cramped, hand-made tunnel. Inch by inch he climbs deep into the precarious shaft until his light is a tenuous speck in the…..