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Insights from ACES jury panel
Hemant K Batra
Founder & Chairman - Kaden Boriss
Vice-President - SAARCLAW
"No growth or evolution will suffice without socio-economic agenda. One need not forget that management of economy may be extensive or limited and passive but it has to have dual objectives and that is to attain certain social needs and economic development through the instrumentality of reforms, conducive to the situation."
The grant of Awards to the industrial and corporate entities and individual business leaders for their accomplishments in the areas of social, community, market, consumerism, technology and environment are sine qua non to a better future. The final recipients selected after an extensive scrutiny as Asia's best responsible leaders and CR Advocates need a holistic bow by all of us. They are a true inspiration to more fellow Asians to follow their examples."
Dr Jayanthi Desan
Managing Director, Synergio
"Successful business leaders enable their organisations to harness the forces that will enhance performance, while optimising their response to performance limitations. Sustainable business practices reflect how companies manage and benefit from various relationships and resources.
It goes back to the core of business and integrates the notion of profits with purpose."
This year's Awards in Corporate Excellence and Sustainability are highlighted by organisations that have strived to integrate innovative approaches to sustainable business into their operations. The winners have been able to show us the key ingredients towards building meaningful sustainability practices that not just improve their business but enhance their relationships and truly make an impact in their communities. I hope that the leadership showcased will be the impetus for even more innovation in sustainability across Asia. There is no better time to collaborate, share best practices, and come together collectively as sustainability leaders, resolute in changing the future business landscape in Asia.
Author of Self Leadership
"Smart leaders realise that to be successful they must create leading cultures, because culture eats strategy for breakfast. Culture is the key differentiator internally for employee engagement and externally in terms of brand."
Leading smart people in a connected world requires that you create an environment where they are stimulated by collaboration, where each person realises that they can achieve more from the team than they can individually. To do this successfully requires a communication structure (think internal social media) and a constant 'drum beat' of messaging that the 'whole is greater than the individual parts'.
Chief Executive Officer, MORS Group
"Change on the ground will hinge on conscious and strategic collective action, as no one stakeholder alone can create systemic change at a large scale. It can be achieved by speaking a common language with all stakeholders at highest levels. I trust that every Asian business should share a role in bringing about sustainable growth.
The 44 winners of the Awards this year have gone beyond the call of duty, each one with inspiring leadership tale that calls us to the post of the race of our lives - one that is worthy of our best efforts and deepest aspirations. We need to achieve our shared goals to create a dynamic economic zone, where better goods and services are properly evaluated against the markings of environmental and social effects. We should learn from our peers, and collaborate on resources to build a better connected world.