Koperasi Usahawan Metropolitan KL Berhad (CoMetroKL) together with UN Global Compact Malaysia (GCMY) has committed to take the lead on sustainability by increasing the viability and sustainability of businesses and building a healthy entrepreneurial community.
CoMetroKL provides vast opportunities to local businesses and entrepreneurs to meet social, economic and cultural factors. The organization has allowed for distributed ownership among members and provided a sound investment vehicle for its members growth in order to produce skills of higher value.
Committed to social responsibility, CoMetroKL has partnered with Persatuan Kebajikan Sinar Cahaya Istimewa (PKSCI), known as Bright Stars Special Needs Charity Association to enhance and uplift the lives of people with special needs and learning challenges. PKSCI in collaboration with CoMetroKL, as a service project partner, has pledged to provide trainings, create valuable opportunities and aim to reach better quality of lives for the people with special needs through skill-building vocational classes, higher interaction relationship building classes.
This has facilitated the development of entrepreneurship, generating jobs, stabilizing lives for people with special needs and learning challenges, all of which is contributing to growing impetus given to the stronger development of society.
“Our focus is to uplift and train special people capable of sustaining their income earning potential and job stability. Efforts would also be made to ensure they can start their own entrepreneurial ventures and to enable them to secure a better livelihood as well as to ensure that they get mainstream roles in new sectors,” said Katherine Ho, Board Member of CoMetroKL and President of PKSCI.
CoMetroKL has chosen to align its business with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and have chosen SDG-8 which indicates: by 2020, to substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training and by 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.