Enriching & Empowering Communities

Enriching & Empowering Communities

Diveheart Malaysia Adaptive Diving Training

RHB Islamic Bank Berhad, enhanced its sustainability efforts by empowering the special needs community through its collaboration with Diveheart Malaysia. Diveheart Malaysia, part of Diveheart based in Chicago, is a non-profit organisation (NGO) that emphasises helping disabled persons become certified divers through the Professional Association Diving Instructors' (PADI) adaptive diving techniques training. Eight of RHB's PADI Advanced Certified Divers including senior management team members, volunteered to be trained and certified by Diveheart as adaptive buddy support divers.

We continuously emphasize on ocean conservation and preservation by amplifying our main thrust of UN SDG 14 “Life Below Water” and underline our additional commitment towards championing inclusivity in support of UN SDG 10 “Reduced Inequalities”.

In December 2022 at Pulau Langkawi, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad continue to reinforce financial literacy among the younger generation through a comprehensive ocean-themed Children Financial Literacy Workshop, which combines the importance of marine conservation and financial well-being. The ocean-themed financial literacy programmes had benefited close to 2,000 students.

As part of RHB Banking Group's larger sustainability initiative, RHB Islamic Bank Berhad has actively promoted marine conservation and environmental sustainability since the inception of RHB Ocean Harmoni in 2019. The ocean-themed initiatives under Ocean Harmoni include issuing Asia Pacific's first eco-friendly recycled plastic debit cards in partnership with WWF-Malaysia.