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What we do

For-Purpose Enterprises

Augmenting what social entrepreneurs do through organisational strategy and design

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Non-Profit Organisations

Strengthening civil society groups and NGOs for higher performance

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Business Sustainability Strategy

Helping businesses do sustainability better, aligning intelligence with purpose

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Corporate & Commercial Work

Advising on corporate structures; negotiating and preparing commercial agreements

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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

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)

24 May 2021

[Podcast] BFM, Morning Brief | Selangor's motivations to degazette forest reserve

A chat on how forest reserves can be degazetted or excised. This is against the backdrop of the Selangor State Government's plan to degazette the Kuala Langat North Forest Reserve.

22 March 2021

[Podcast] BFM, Earth Matters | A people's revolution to stop water pollution?

In conjunction with World Water Day, Arhwin and Jia Yaw join BFM's Juliet Jacobs in a discussion about the right to clean and safe water.

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.

12 April 2021

[Roundtable] KASA's Roundtable Discussion on Low Emissions Pathway for Malaysia

The Ministry of Environment & Water hosted a multi-sector discussion on Malaysia's low emissions pathway.

16 March 2021

[Webinar] C4 Press Statement | More transparency, stringency needed to preserve human rights and environment from plastic waste imports

Jia Yaw moderated a public forum on the illegal importation of plastic waste that was organised by C4 Center and Sahabat Alam Malaysia. This press statement was issued after the forum.

9 June 2021

[News] South China Morning Post | Can the Penang Reclamation project be stopped?

Critics say the multibillion-dollar island-building scheme, also known as BiodiverCity, will devastate marine life and may be rendered obsolete by coronovirus-fuelled work-from-home practices.

9 April 2021

[Podcast] BFM, Morning Brief | Paradigm shift needed for environmental legislation

Following the frequent water pollution incidents in 2019 and 2020, Jia Yaw speaks about some necessary reforms.

14 March 2021

[Webinar] University Malaya | The Law and the Environment

Universiti Malaya's Ecolawgy organised this environmental law webinar for law students in the run-up to the Law Faculty's Moot competition concerning climate litigation.


About Kiu Jia Yaw

Kiu Jia Yaw

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

Admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2004


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)



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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