We are on a journey to deconstruct
how we practise law

 

What we do

For-Purpose Enterprises

Augmenting what social entrepreneurs do through organisational strategy and design

Business Sustainability Strategy

Helping businesses do sustainability better, aligning intelligence with purpose

Non-Profit Organisations

Strengthening civil society groups and NGOs for higher performance

Corporate & Commercial Work

Advising on corporate structures; negotiating and preparing commercial agreements

Cross-Sector Collaborations

Facilitating multi-party, multi-objective partnerships for positive impact

Special Projects

Projects for the furtherance of human aspirations which do not fit within traditional categories

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CIMB Cooler Earth Summit - CSO-SDG Allia
Roundtable Discussion on Palm Oil Sustainability
APPGM meeting with the Speaker of Parliament
Meeting fishermen in Tanjung Piai, APPGM field work
Strategic roadmap workshop
Raleigh Malaysia, inter-society meeting in Kota Kinabalu
Raleigh workshop, Maliau Basin
 
 

Recent activities

SUHAKAM, in collaboration with C4 Center, organised this event which shed a lot of light on the problems linked with imported plastic waste

19 November 2021

SUHAKAM Stakeholder Consultation on Human Rights & Plastic Waste Import in Malaysia

SUHAKAM, in collaboration with C4 Center, organised this event which shed a lot of light on the problems linked with imported plastic waste

A unique discussion of transboundary haze pollution from Indonesia and the Mekong region

28 September 2021

[Webinar] Mekong-ASEAN Environmental Week 2021: Transboundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia

A unique discussion of transboundary haze pollution from Indonesia and the Mekong region

After months of intense work, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia has submitted its report to the Ministry of Environment & Water (KASA)

1 August 2021

Completion of the Study on Strengthening Environmental Governance in Malaysia

After months of intense work, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia has submitted its report to the Ministry of Environment & Water (KASA)

Suatu forum untuk melazimkan dialog-dialog di kalangan aktivis yang memperjuangkan keadilan iklim

22 October 2021

[Youth Forum] MyHutan Academy | Public interest environmental litigation

Suatu forum untuk melazimkan dialog-dialog di kalangan aktivis yang memperjuangkan keadilan iklim

In the wake of the Selangor government's U-turn on the degazettement of the KLNFR, Jia Yaw talks about some legal measures needed to protect forest reserves.

9 September 2021

[Podcast] BFM, Inside Story | Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve Regazettement

In the wake of the Selangor government's U-turn on the degazettement of the KLNFR, Jia Yaw talks about some legal measures needed to protect forest reserves.

The Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee co-organised this webinar with Climate Governance Malaysia (CGM)

22 July 2021

[Webinar] Directors' Duties and Climate Change

The Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee co-organised this webinar with Climate Governance Malaysia (CGM)

IUM invited some subject matter experts to contribute to the design of their new Climate Change Policy & Law curriculum

3 October 2021

[Focus Group Forum] Developing a postgraduate course on Climate Change Policy & Law

IUM invited some subject matter experts to contribute to the design of their new Climate Change Policy & Law curriculum

Astro's anchors speak with Jia Yaw following the Selangor government's decision this evening to re-gazette the KLNFR and scrap its controversial development plans.

8 September 2021

Astro Awani, Consider This | Kuala Langat Whose Rights Prevailed?

Astro's anchors speak with Jia Yaw following the Selangor government's decision this evening to re-gazette the KLNFR and scrap its controversial development plans.

Jia Yaw shared about how to get started on a human rights policy for business organisations.

2 July 2021

[Webinar] BCSD Malaysia | Human Rights and the Environment: Improving Supply Chain Compliance

Jia Yaw shared about how to get started on a human rights policy for business organisations.

 

About us

We are a purpose-driven law firm.  Here is our raison d'être.

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Kiu & Co. exists to help leaders and change makers in their journey to bring about positive change.

Deep change requires systemic change. Their mission will require them to journey into the system, which has the tendency to divert their plans and dim their lights.

Our work is to help and support these travellers as they traverse the for-profit and non-profit worlds within the system in service of their mission.

​​This is our primary purpose.

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The firm's secondary purpose is to provide financial security for our people through carrying out the work that serves our primary purpose.

 

To achieve this secondary purpose, we also undertake conventional legal work on the condition that it does not detract from our primary purpose.

Accountability by purpose

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We are developing a framework where all of Kiu & Co.'s stakeholders - our lawyers, staff, interns, clients, collaborators and more - can use our purpose statement as a tool to:

1.  help sharpen our purpose; and

2.  hold us accountable

through engagement and criticism.

 

About Kiu Jia Yaw

Kiu Jia Yaw

LL.B. (Hons), LL.M.

Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2004

Partner,

Kiu & Co.

Co-Deputy Chair,

Bar Council Environment & Climate Change Committee

 

Secretariat Member,

All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia on the Sustainable Development Goals (APPGM-SDG)

 

Founder,

The For-Purpose Enterprise Project

 

Email: kiu.jiayaw@kiu-co.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiujiayaw/

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Jia Yaw is a practising lawyer and an advocate for sustainable development. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2004.

He serves on the Bar Council Environment and Climate Change Committee which advises the Malaysian Bar Council in matters relating to the environment and climate change. He focuses on enhancing public participation, climate litigation and environmental justice.

 

Jia Yaw is a Secretariat Member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group of Malaysia on the Sustainable Development Goals (APPGM-SDG), a group established by Parliament to help Malaysia achieve the SDGs through the localisation of the goals at the constituency level.

Jia Yaw believes that purpose-orientated entrepreneurs, investors and donors, if they try hard enough for long enough, can bring about the changes in our patterns of production and consumption that we urgently need. 

He advises businesses, social enterprises, non-profits and government bodies on organisational governance, design thinking and strategy. He serves as an advisor to Raleigh International Kuala Lumpur, a youth-led sustainable development NGO.

 

He was a Chevening Scholar, having read a master's degree in environmental law (LL.M.) at SOAS, University of London.

His trivial pursuits include coffee and mechanical keyboards.

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