Kuala Lumpur, 25 April 2019 – In a night of glitz and glam, the 2019 Global Business Leadership Awards recognised Leaders across the globe.
Thirty-two winners were crowned during the recently held 2019 Global Business Leadership Awards with winner spanning all over the region.
The Award were in conjunction with the 11th Asia Pacific CSR Council Forum, themed “Advocating Sustainability as the New Normal for Business Growth”.
The aim of the awards is to promote the idea of Corporate Sustainability, and Corporate Responsibility as a Holistic approach for business development on a global scale, while at the same time, enhance the awareness for sustainable development within the business community and society.
The objective of the awards is to recognise leaders who had excelled in corporate sustainability, giving them a competitive leadership advantage.
Additionally, the awards recognise winners who serve to be benchmarks as exemplar of sustainable business practices to other organisations in accordance to SDGs.
Also, it creates a network of professionals and practitioners committed to furthering the sustainability agenda on a global scale.
There are a total 17 SDGs which in turn are built on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals while also including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, and peace and justice, among others.
SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve in a sustainable way for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large.
There are a total of five areas that the judges look at when it comes to determining the winner of the Awards.
The first materiality which determines if the applicant to the award has considered relevant sustainability factors. Next the panel of judges look at the stakeholder engagement which determines if the applicant has taken various stakeholder views and concerns into consideration.
Next, they will assess the economic performance of the company with regard to mitigating impacts as sustainability trends on a company’s finance and contribution to local and national economy.
The last two items that fall under the purview of the panel is environmental and social. For the former, the judges look at the performance of the applicant with regard to resource use, while for the latter, they assess the performance with regard to labour management, human rights and impacts on society.
In a foreword message, Chris Daniel Wong, Organising Chairman said: “Our ambition is to grow our business while focusing on preserving the planet, progressing people and perpetuating participatory progress because we believe in better communities and a better future for everyone.”
Additionally, he adds that the organisers of the Award recognised that companies are at different stages in their sustainability journeys.
“Many already understand the importance of the SDGs and how their work relates to them. But others go further, by strategically aligning their sustainability work with the SDGs, thus addressing their own positive and negative impacts, while also promoting innovative thinking,” he said.
Meanwhile, Roger Wong, the President of the Asia Pacific CSR Council said in a foreword that he believed that if all businesses were conducted in a globally responsible manner, a different could be made, thus creating a positive impact on the environment.
The event took place at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, and was graced by His Royal Highness Tengku Hishamuddin Zaizi, Royal Family Member of Selangor and Kelantan, while the Head of Trade and Economic Relations from the European Union Delegation to Malaysia, Mr. Nicolas Dross was in attendance along with the others panel of judges.
“The SDGs represent an internationally shared global agenda for sustainability looking forward to 2030. They address the most pressing challenges of our time, including climate change and Human Rights.
“The SDGs call on everyone, including companies, to conduct self-examination and to take a proactive role through collaboration and innovation,” he said.
He added that long-term business success also hinges on the realisation of the SDGs, we will need to transform the entire economic system, most notably cities, and mobility, energy and materials, food, land and water.
The list of the awards winners:
|GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2019|
|1||EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION ADVISORY||STEPHEN THOMAS HOMER
|2||EXCELLENCE IN PRIVATE EQUITY||KOPERASI USAHAWAN METROPOLITAN KUALA LUMPUR BERHAD||KATHERINE HO||BOARD OF MANAGEMENT|
|3||EXCELLENCE IN PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION||GAINS EDUCATION GROUP SDN BHD||ZALIZA BT ALIAS||FOUNDER & GROUP CEO|
|4||EXCELLENCE IN ISLAMIC BANKING||BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD||MOHD MUAZZAM MOHAMED||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|5||EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AGENCY||JENNY INTERNATIONAL CULTURE MEDIA
|6||EXCELLENCE IN RENEWABLE ENERGY||MATTAN ENGINEERING SDN BHD||LEVIN TAN EU SHENG||EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN|
|7||EXCELLENCE IN FACILITIES PORT MANAGEMENT||JOHOR PORT BERHAD||SHAHRULL ALLAM SHAH ABDUL HALIM||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|8||EXCELLENCE IN CLEAN AIR TECHNOLOGY||UHOO
|DUSTIN ONGHANSENG||CEO & CO-FOUNDER|
|9||EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY||WELLOUS SDN BHD||ANDY TAN||MANAGING DIRECTOR|
|10||CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE||QSE CONSTRUCTION SDN BHD||SR. HJ. AZINAL ABIDIN BIN HJ ALI||MANAGING DIRECTOR|
|11||ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE||AIR AND ODOR MANAGEMENT PHILS. INC.
|JEROEN VAN STRATEN||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|12||EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN AND RENOVATION||VYNN VENTURE SDN BHD||CHIN KEAN PING & LEE YEN YEN||MANAGING DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
|13||EXCELLENCE IN INVESTMENT & ADVISORY FIRM||IQI GROUP
DUBAI & MALAYSIA
|KASHIF ANSARI||GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|14||EXCELLENCE IN MUSLIMAH SALON OPERATOR||NIKMAS ADVANCED AESTHETICS||CYNTHIA TONG||OPERATION DIRECTOR|
|15||EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PROVIDER||JAGOLE SDN BHD||JAY CHONG||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|16||EMERGING EXCELLENCE IN BOUTIQUE DEVELOPER||WESTPLAN RESOURCES SDN BHD||ONG TENG BOON||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|17||EMERGING EXCELLENCE IN ANIMATION CREATIVITY||LES’ COPAQUE PRODUCTION SDN BHD||HAJI BURHANUDDIN MD RADZI||MANAGING DIRECTOR|
|18||WELLNESS & SPA PERSONALITY||DANAI SPA||DENNIS TAN||MANAGING DIRECTOR|
|19||EMERGING YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR||WILSTECH SDN BHD||WILSON LOW||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|20||EMERGING YOUNG BUSINESS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR||KHANSFORGE SDN BHD||SHAHFEROZ KHAN||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|21||EMERGING WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR||JCTECH HOLDING SDN BHD||JESSICA CHIA||GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR|
|22||SHARIAH ISLAMIC BANKING ICON OF THE YEAR||ASSOC. PROF. DR. AHCENE LAHSASNA
|23||ICON IN GREEN TECHNOLOGY||DENNIS MCMAHON|
|24||ICON IN BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES||IPSB TECHNOLOGY||NASIR BIN BAKI||MANAGING DIRECTOR|
|25||INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ICON OF THE YEAR||BARTER INTERNATIONAL
|ZHAO YI MENG||FOUNDER & GROUP CEO|
|26||ASIAN ENTERTAINMENT ICON OF THE YEAR||RAMA GROUP
|JOHN SUDHEER KUMAR||CHAIRMAN|
|27||MASTERCLASS IN HEALTH SUPPLEMENT MANUFACTURING||EVERRO MANAGEMENT SDN BHD||LESLIE OOI||CEO|
|28||MASTERCLASS IN HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT||PROJEK LINTASAN KOTA HOLDINGS SDN BHD||DATO’ MOHAMMAD AZLAN ABDULLAH||GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|29||MASTERCLASS CEO OF THE YEAR||CHANGE-IN INTERNATIONAL
|YU ZHE PING||CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER|
|30||TRADE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR||ABU BAKAR KOYAKUTTY|
|31||ICONIC LEGEND IN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION||LIMKOKWING UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY||TAN SRI DATO’ SRI PADUKA LORD DR. LIM KOK WING||FOUNDER & PRESIDENT|
|32||LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS||HANCOCK PROSPECTING PTY LTD
|GINA RINEHEART||EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN|
Original article — THE LEADERSHIP POST