The Green Imperative Fund
In 2001, Banyan Tree set up the Green Imperative Fund (GIF) to continue formalising its corporate social responsibility efforts. The GIF aims to widen the reach and effectiveness of the company’s efforts by providing critical financial support to worthy environmental action and community based projects where Banyan Tree has a presence.
At Banyan Tree properties, every guest is invited to be a supporting partner through a small contribution of US$2 per room per night, under an “opt-out” arrangement. At Angsana properties, the amount is US$1 per room per night. Banyan Tree then matches the guest contributions, dollar for dollar. The fund, which is audited by Ernst and Young, can only be utilised for projects that benefit the community or environment.