FAQ

What is Green Network? 

Green Network is a purpose-driven public affairs consultancy and independent digital media company envisioned to create an ecosystem of shared value for sustainable development.

We are a team of knowledge workers, writers, storytellers, content marketers, science communicators, event producers, shared value enthusiasts, and sustainable development advocates.

We aim to support sustainable development by promoting and mainstreaming sustainability principles, showcasing good practices, and enabling collaborations across multi-stakeholders in governments, businesses, and civil society for the realization of sustainable development.

Learn more about our organizational profile here.

Is Green Network for-profit or non-profit?

Green Network is a privately held for-profit organization. Our legal name is PT Bumi Manusia Berkelanjutan.

To learn more about why we decided to do business instead of non-profit, read our #LetterfromtheFounder “Moving Purpose into Action by Creating Shared Value”.

Regarding how we position “profit” relative to the “social and environmental impact” of our organization, here is how we consciously measure our standing position and impact focus in the B Impact Assessment:

“We treat our social and environmental impact as a primary measure of success for our business and prioritize it even in cases where it may not drive profitability”

While creating shared value internally in our organization, we also channel our philanthropy with our partners and communities through Layanibumi, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to serving people at the bottom of the pyramid and the planet. We power the organization by providing comprehensive assistance to support its overall operations. Please note that Layanibumi’s website has not been available online at this time.

What Services does Green Network offer?

We offer strategic partnerships that deliver public affairs consultancy to support mission-aligned organizations in their sustainable development journey and initiatives through our integrated platforms.

We use a combination of multidisciplinary approaches to help deliver potential solutions and achieve their mission in public policy, government relations, business diplomacy, corporate responsibility, corporate accountability, advocacy & digital campaign, stakeholder engagement, community development, ecosystem building, and media relations.

Our services are delivered through our four business units: 1) Advocacy & Digital Campaign, 2) Bespoke Event, 3) Capacity Building, and 4) Intelligence.

Learn more about our offering and partnership opportunities here.

Can I contribute and publish an article at Green Network?

Yes, you can!

At this time, we only have the “Opinion” platform available for contributors. Please learn and follow our Op-ed Guidelines to publish your op-ed/opinion article with us.

Do I get an honorarium by publishing my op-ed at Green Network?

We budget IDR 500,000 as the honorarium for each successfully published original op-ed at Green Network Asia (English – relevant to the international audience) and IDR 300,000 for each published original op-ed at Green Network ID (Bahasa Indonesia – relevant to the Indonesian audience).

Please include your bank account details in the submission if you choose to receive the honorarium should your op-ed get published.

We will transfer the honorarium to you latest by 30 days after publication.

I am not comfortable receiving the honorarium. How?

If you are not keen on receiving the honorarium, please let us know. We would be grateful if you prefer to give back to our mission or channel the honorarium to Layanibumi as a charity on your behalf.

We will consult you in person regarding these options should your op-ed get published and you choose not to receive the honorarium.

Can I propose a media partnership with Green Network to support my event?

Yes, you can!

A media partnership is considered an “in-kind partnership”, meaning it is a reciprocal business relationship and not a charity from our side, even though the partnership is unpaid.

For this type of partnership, we will request a “give back” initiative from your side in exchange for our support of your event,  usually in the form of “brand awareness support”, to ensure your community and more people know about our brand and benefit from our work to support their life, work, and career. Technical details of the media partnership should be agreed upon by all parties in an MoU.

Generally, we are happy to support initiatives that align with our mission. However, it is our absolute discretion whether or not to accept your media partnership proposal based on our independent editorial judgment and management situations.

Our independent editorial judgment may include the following considerations: 1) the relevance and usefulness of the coverage to our audience, 2) the benefit of the coverage for the greater good and the interest of the general public, and 3) the compatibility of your project to our organization’s purpose and mission.

Our management situations may include considerations such as 1) our current team’s workload and 2) our team’s availability in terms of time and energy.

Please send your media partnership proposal via email: editorial@greennetwork.asia cc editorial.greennetwork@gmail.com

I learn and benefit from the news and stories delivered by Green Network; how can I support you?

It is very meaningful to us that more and more people learn and benefit from our work. Thanks for all the kind feedback on our work!

You can contribute to our organization with financial and non-financial support, individually and on behalf of your organization. Learn more here.

Does Green Network do an email newsletter?

Yes, we do a weekly email newsletter delivered every Friday. You can subscribe at no cost to catch up on our whole week of publications in your spare time during the weekend. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

You can also recommend our newsletter to your friends and colleagues so they can stay up-to-date with sustainable development news and stories in the Asia Pacific and beyond. You’re welcome to send them our newsletter subscription link.

Does Green Network have an advertorial service?

Yes, we have. Learn more about our Advertorial here.