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SCS Global Services Names Todd Frank as Southeast Asia Regional Director

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced that Todd Frank will lead its Indonesian office as the company’s new Southeast Asia Regional Director. SCS’ Indonesian office was founded in 2011 with a focus on providing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, timber legality verification, and carbon offset verification within the region.
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“Because Indonesia holds some of the world’s most valuable natural resources, there is great potential for third-party certification of environmentally responsible practices,” said Robert J. Hrubes, Executive Vice President of SCS. “Having someone with Todd Frank’s experience in Indonesia will help us better serve our clients throughout Southeast Asia.”
Mr. Frank holds a Master’s degree in International Environmental Policy from the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. With expertise in forest carbon and REDD+, he previously led the development of the company’s Greenhouse Gas Verification Program as its founding manager while based in the Emeryville, California headquarters. Mr. Frank has made over 300 certification decisions while serving in the company’s FSC Chain of Custody division. He is certified as a lead auditor under the FSC, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Community, Climate and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards, California Air Resources Board (ARB), The Climate Registry (TCR) and other forestry and climate programs. Other areas of expertise include carbon footprint assessment, greenhouse gas accounting and industrial methane destruction projects.
The Southeast Asia regional office will offer a range of services, including:
Forest Stewardship Council Certification
Marine Stewardship Council Certification
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification
Carbon Offset Project Verification
LegalHarvest Timber Legality Verification
SVLK Certification under Indonesia’s Timber Legality Assurance System
“The Indonesian timber industry has made slow but steady progress in combatting deforestation,” said Frank. “I am excited to contribute to further expansion of responsible forestry practices and management of other regional resources through independent certification.”
Organizations interested in these services may contact Todd Frank at:
Mayapada Tower 11th FIoor. JI. Jend Sudirman Kav 28. Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
+62 (021) 5289 7466 direct | +62 (021) 5795 7399 fax
tfrank@scsglobalservices.com
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for nearly 30 years. Our programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. We provide accredited services under a wide range of internationally recognized certification programs. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, reflecting our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
CONTACT:
Nick Kordesch
510-452-8035
nkordesch@scsglobalservices.com
Source: SCS Global Services

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October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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Goodman and CPPIB Increase Commitment to China Partnership to US$1 billion

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Goodman Group (Goodman or Group) and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are pleased to announce that they have increased their equity allocation to Goodman China Logistics Holding (GCLH) by an additional US$500 million, with US$400 million contributed by CPPIB and US$100 million by Goodman.
GCLH was formed in 2009 to invest in high quality logistics properties in prime locations across mainland China. As of June 30, 2012, GCLH has invested in 12 logistics projects in 6 Chinese markets: Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Kunshan, Chengdu and Suzhou. The portfolio has an occupancy rate of 100% with a strong tenant base.
The new equity commitment announced today doubles the total equity allocated to GCLH to US$1 billion, reflecting the platform’s increasing acquisition and development momentum.
Greg Goodman, Group CEO said, “Demand for high quality logistics facilities in the major Chinese markets continues to be strong. In the past three months, we have concluded approximately 100,000 sqm of leasing transactions across projects in Shanghai, Kunshan, Beijing and Tianjin. We believe the undersupply of logistics space will continue to underpin demand from our major customers over the medium-term. Our footprint in China is expanding rapidly and we now have in excess of 4 million sqm of land available in key strategic locations, including land secured and under negotiation. We have customer demand to facilitate over 1 million sqm of space, with approximately 400,000 sqm of developments in progress currently and the ability to commence over 800,000 sqm of new logistics facilities in the next 12 months.”
Mark Machin, President, CPPIB Asia Inc. said, “CPPIB’s additional equity investment reflects our belief that China’s logistics sector will continue to grow as demand for modern, efficient logistics facilities is being fuelled by a rising domestic demand for consumer goods. Together with Goodman, we expect that GCLH will continue to perform well over the long term through its participation in the rapid growth of this market.”
Mr. Goodman added, “This announcement further builds on the strength of our global relationship with CPPIB. Our highly experienced local team of 315 in Greater China will work closely with our customers to deliver modern, high quality logistics space across the key markets.”
About Goodman
For more information please visit http://www.goodman.com.
About Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
For more information, please visit http://www.cppib.ca.
For further information, please contact:
Goodman
Besy Leung
Marketing Director, Asia
+852-2249-3149
besy.leung@goodman.com
CPPIB
Linda Sims
CPPIB
+1-416-868-8695
lsims@cppib.ca
Source: Goodman Group

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