17th-18th Oct 2024 (Bangkok, Thailand)

From Sidelines to Trailblazer:

Achieve Recognition for Leadership & Sustainability across Asia

ACES Awards – Redefining Excellence by Setting the Sustainability & Leadership Standards in Asia.
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Earn the  Recognition  Exposure  Your Company Deserves for its Leadership & Sustainability Achievements

2024 Nominations Are Still Open

But closing soon so get your nomination in today…

The ACES Awards

Who They Serve & Why They Matter

Business leaders in Asia face a challenge getting their company’s sustainability and leadership achievements the recognition they deserve. It’s tough to know how to break through the noise and make their successes stand out.



At ACES Awards we provide them with an established and credible platform for these achievements to be recognized and celebrated, spotlighting the companies and their leaders amongst over 570 icons across 22 countries in Asia.



Winning the ACES Awards elevates their visibility and profile, transforming their struggle for recognition into a showcase of their excellence, and amplifying their profile in the industry and region.

ACES Awards in Numbers

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Why Asia’s leading companies  believe  in Leadership & Sustainability Awards

Leaders today seek recognition, growth, and meaningful connections. Nominating your company for the ACES Awards gives you the chance to stand out, attract talent, and join a network of excellence in corporate leadership & sustainability. Seize the opportunity to highlight your dedication to leading the way in your industry.

But deciding on  which  awards to participate in can be a real problem.

 We get it.  You want credible awards that truly show off your hard work in making things better and leading the way. 

So let us show you why the ACES Awards is the clear choice when it comes to achieving the credible recognition you deserve.

1. Elevate Your Brand and Attract Success

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Boost Brand Value, Employee Appeal, and Investor Confidence: The ACES Awards is your gateway to showcasing your leadership in sustainability, enhancing your brand's appeal across the board. You'll draw in top talent and secure investor trust, propelling your company's growth and reputation to new heights in just a few, strategic steps.

2. Proven Excellence: The ACES Awards Legacy

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Trust in Our Track Record: With 11 years of celebrating leadership and sustainability, the ACES Awards stand as a testament to enduring excellence. Spanning 22 countries with over 3019 nominees and 577 winners, including many reputable brands and leaders, our history underscores the credibility and prestige of our awards.

3. Simplified Application Process

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Effortless Entry to Prestige: We've streamlined our application process to remove the complexity, making it easier for you to showcase your achievements. Our clear guidelines and support ensure that your journey towards recognition is straightforward and stress-free.

4. Rigorous Evaluation Standards

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Benchmarked by Experts: The ACES Awards are distinguished by a rigorous assessment methodology, upheld by the esteemed ACES Council—comprising industry experts and leaders. This meticulous evaluation process ensures that every nomination is judged against the highest standards of leadership and sustainability.

5. Amplified Post - Awards Media Visibility

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Share Your Achievement: Winning with us means more than just receiving a trophy; it's about amplifying your success. We offer post-award branding custom content creation and regional distribution to ensure that your recognition reaches a broad audience, enhancing your brand's reputation and market position.

6. Expand Your Leadership Network

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Connect and Grow: Our awards go beyond the ceremony, offering unparalleled networking opportunities with industry leaders and like-minded professionals. By joining our community, you gain access to a network committed to excellence and sustainable growth, opening doors to collaborations and partnerships.

 7. A Night of Recognition & Glamour 

The ACES Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony is not just an event; it’s a glamorous affair that celebrates your team’s spirit and achievements. Set against a backdrop of elegance, this prestigious night offers a perfect opportunity for team bonding and recognition. As you bask in the limelight of success, the gala stands as a testament to your collective hard work, fostering a sense of pride and unity among your employees.

Don't Take Our Word For It

The caliber of 2023’s winners says it all…

Take Your Place With Asia's Best

Here's how your ACES Awards journey works

Register Interest & Submit Nomination
Many sustainability managers often feel overwhelmed in a world of constantly evolving regulations, frameworks, and processes, and even unsure of where to begin.
Preliminary Screening & Selection
Nomination forms are checked by the awards secretariat. Qualified submissions advance and are notified. Entries not meeting criteria get feedback for resubmission.
Audit & Interview
The award equally values qualitative and quantitative criteria. The secretariat schedules in-person or phone interviews with qualified nominees to gather first-hand information & provide a Q&A session.
ACES Council Review & Final Selection
A detailed report from interviews and documents is reviewed by the ACES Council for final award decisions, based on a strict evaluation matrix.
Winners Confirmation & Notification
The ACES Council's decisions are confidential. Nominees are informed individually by phone and email. Winners are prepped for the ceremony, with the official list announced on the day.
Celebration Event & Post Awards PR Campaign
A black tie gala dinner celebrates the winners, followed by custom PR writeups and a video/social media campaign to amplify their achievements.
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Now that you're on the winners' stage your achievements will  shine. 

Earn Prestigious Recognition

Benchmark Your Achievements

Boost Team Spirit and Attracted Talent

Enhance Investor and Customer Appeal

Strengthen Your Marketing and Brand Image

Expand Your Professional Network

Success Stories of ACES Awards Winners

Earn the Recognition & Exposure Your Company Deserves for its Leadership & Sustainability Achievements

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ENTREPRENEUR/ WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR​

BY INVITATION ONLY
This revered honour is bestowed upon an illustrious entrepreneur who has shown an extraordinary ability to communicate their vision to stakeholders and leads the company towards the status of a mega brand. The recipient of this award displays strong entrepreneurial passion, flair, perseverance, and stands out as a grand example of a remarkable entrepreneur.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

BY INVITATION ONLY
This award recognises an entrepreneur who is 40 years or below and has shown exceptional business performance, having built a name for themselves regardless of boundaries that may come with age. He/she embodies fine values, strong beliefs and unwavering dedication in their entrepreneurial pursuit, thus serving as an inspiration for aspiring young leaders.

EMINENT LEADERS IN ASIA​

BY INVITATION ONLY
This award is presented to exemplary individuals leading mega businesses for a decade or more with the right attitude towards the business and the determination and grit to achieve success. These selected fews are led by their inner drive, embracing the concept of sustainability and new innovation to continuously grow the multimillion dollar business in terms of revenue, brand reach and resources maximisation.

ASIA'S MOST ADMIRABLE YOUNG LEADERS​

This award is presented to change makers with the grit, foresight and commitment to positively impact the communities they serve in. These selected few leaders reflect global diversity, creates definitive path for followers, innovate to promote public interest, and value authentic exchanges towards public- private cooperation.

Leading Technopreneurs in Asia

BY INVITATION ONLY
Technopreneurs harness the power of technology, combining social tools of the day and the Internet of Things to make a difference in the communities they operate in.

Asia’s Most Inspiring Executives ​

BY INVITATION ONLY
Top executives play an integral role in the day to day operations of an organization. Although the companies they lead are not personally founded or owned by them, these executives valiantly aspire to the founding tenements of the organization, leading it to higher place of business productivity and organization efficiency.

OUTSTANDING LEADERS IN ASIA​

This award is presented to exceptional leaders who have demonstrated sound leadership and successfully apply it to spearhead growth and prominence for the company. These individuals exhibit the ideal blend of business acumen, professionalism, entrepreneurial calibre and astuteness.

Innovative Tech Companies of the Year

This award recognizes companies that have shown significant technological innovation in their products, services or business. Winners in this category demonstrate a clear vision in their transformative approach to software and technology, showing that their tech innovations can lead to creation of new approaches and prospects in the world.

INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR​

This award is presented to distinguished companies who are the worthy captains in their respective industries. The winning companies have a distinct competitive edge, set the industry trends, and have commendable best practices in place. Winners in this category have shown the ability to evolve the focus of their enterprises along with the dynamic changes of the industries they serve to sustain as market leaders. 

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$300 Mil

ASIA'S MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES​

The award honours resilient and forward thinking companies in Asia with strong influence over people, resources, and global interactions. These mega corporations are selected based on strength in revenue, profitability, total employees, innovativeness, brand influence in the marketplace, and adherence to corporate sustainability principles.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$200 Mil

ASIA'S BEST PERFORMING COMPANIES

The award recognises high performing enterprises that have shown tremendous growth in revenue and are on the path to becoming the future giant corporations of Asia. Winners of this category showcase steady revenue growth year on year with strong returns, and are focused on connecting to consumers in seizing business opportunities.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$80 Mil

ASIA'S MOST PROMISING SMES​

The award recognises aspiring small & medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia that express clear business direction with strong initiatives in driving growth for the enterprise. These enterprises have overcome significant hurdles with uncompromising ethics, and hold immense potential for future growth and job creation.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$2 Mil

ASIA'S LEADING SMES​

The award recognises outstanding small & medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia with a focus on growth and resilience. The winning SMEs have a sustainable business model, strong customer base, innovative product offering, growing revenue and profits, and the flexibility to respond to rapid changes in the industry and customer demand.

Note: Minimum annual turnover of US$10 Mil

Top Sustainability Advocates In Asia​

The award is presented to companies that lead various CSR initiatives integrated into its policies and operations, and has a high level of employee and top management involvement in the programs. The CSR initiative’s focus area includes community engagement, environment, and social empowerment. Ultimately, the Top Sustainability Advocates In Asia are companies with genuine interest in the wellbeing of all of its stakeholders.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year Award.

TOP GREEN COMPANIES IN ASIA

The award is bestowed upon companies that run their business operations yielding minimal negative impact on the environment, community, and society. The winning companies undertake environmentally friendly activities at all facets of the organisation to ensure that its processes, products, and production activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Greenest Company of the Year Award.

Top Community Centric Companies in Asia​

The award is presented to companies who have enriched the communities through various outreach initiatives. These programs are envisioned by the company’s dedicated team and executed by a special committee and/or through partnerships with external independent bodies. Award recipients epitomise the mission and values of an organisation that cares for the community and demonstrate exemplary active citizenship in promoting the well being of society at large.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Community Care Company of the Year Award.

TOP WORKPLACES IN ASIA​

The award is presented to companies that take on a people centric approach and demonstrate strong commitment towards employee empowerment and enrichment. The winning companies show advocacy for investment in people, recognition and retention, improving employee’s job satisfaction, practices fair communication, and promote work life balance. The awarded companies fare low attrition rate, house a great pool of  talents, and have a practice of knowledge sharing among employees and stakeholders.

Note: Highest ranked winner in this category will be conferred with the Asia’s Best Workplace of the Year Award.

GREEN INNOVATION AWARD

This award is bestowed upon organizations, whom in the jury’s opinion, showcases exemplary innovation in sustainability, where initiatives championed may include elements of reducing the environmental impact of products, improving resource efficiency and/or the use of alternate technologies and processes.

GREEN INITIATIVE AWARD

This award recognises outstanding achievements in promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, with initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut energy consumption, advance energy efficiency or improve air quality, beyond standard regulatory compliance. Winners of this award show potential to embrace innovative solutions for environment conservation.

SUSTAINABILITY RISING STAR AWARD​

This award is presented to organisations that are creating new pathways and pilot a change of course through grassroot sustainable initiatives. The winner demonstrates commitment to sustainable development by actioning diverse solutions to sustainability challenges faced in their settings.

RESPONSIBLE SMES IN ASIA​

The award honours Small & Medium enterprises that are not only financially successful, but have proved to be socially responsible and ethical in doing business as well. Winners in this category have demonstrated substantial efforts towards the development of the community, preservation of the environment, and have in place HR policies and practices that promotes the wellbeing of its employees. These organisations take upon the concept of CR in a fair manner, regardless of its financial limitation if any.

Community Initiative Award

This accolade is conferred upon organizations that lead programs and initiatives that contribute significantly to communal causes. These projects are executed by the organization with clear objectives at hand focused on the development of the communities at large.

Community Collaboration Award​

This award aims to recognize effective and productive relationships with external stakeholders to meet social development objectives. These initiatives highlight the significance of forming long term relationships and commitments, creating direct economic and development opportunities for the communities involved.

About Hemant

Hemant K. Batra, recipient of the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal, is an International Corporate, Business & Strategist Commercial Lawyer with more than 22 years of diverse experience; his practice is concentrated across the globe. He is a connoisseur of International Business Law, Cross Border Investment Policy & Procedures, Commercial and Transactional Law, and Corporate Law. He also has expertise in the matters pertaining to Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery compliances and enforcements in context of FCPA and related provisions in India and Legal Auditing.

He has advised large multinational corporations including amongst other Bayer AG, Suzuki, LG, Philip Morris (JV), Coca Cola, Accor, Findel, AMEX, Western Union, ABB, Knight Frank, etc. He has worked closely with various former Chief Justices of India and elsewhere as well as Senior Counsels, Political Spokespersons and Members of Parliament.

Apart from being a lawyer, Hemant is also a socio-political activist and is fond of writing. On several occasions, he has been interviewed and covered by leading TV channels, periodicals, news-papers and magazines such as CNBC, India Today, Outlook, Business Standard, Hindustan Times, The HT Mint, The Tribune, The Financial Express, The Pioneer, etc. for his literary contributions.

About Dr. jayanthi

Jayanthi has wide experience in the area of sustainability and governance. She has worked extensively with governmental agencies, corporations and non- profit organisations. She is published in the area and is regularly invited to conferences both domestically and internationally.

She was previously the Executive Director of the Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies, University Malaya. As an experienced trainer, she has also conducted training and provided lectures for institutions across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, in various sustainability and community investment areas. She is an Independent Non-Executive Director of one of Malaysia’s largest diversified conglomerates. She is also a board member of several foundations that work in community intervention programmes.

Jayanthi has a PhD in the area of standards of corporate responsibility from Queen Mary, University of London. Jayanthi’s work is fueled by her belief in ‘business for good’ and how every business needs to invest in social and environmental capital in order to build economic capital successfully.

About James

A Harvard graduate with over 20 years of industry experience, James John Ku is an FDI consultant specializing in economic and industrial development. His recent projects include managing the State of North Carolina China office for investment promotion, team leader for the technical team assigned to develop a business plan for a World Bank funded Industrial Park in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

James has also been the chief head in drafting the Federal Investment Policy for the Board of Investment of Pakistan. He has advised the Government of Pakistan on the pending Special Economic Zones Act and drafted the Special Economic Zones Regulations.

About luis

Throughout a career of over 20 years, Luis has occupied numerous directive positions in different industries and in various countries. From being a CEO in Ecologistics, an energy efficiency services company based in London, to being a Director of Talent Development in finance company in New York until arriving to Spain in 2008 where one of his distinctive last projects was to be the of Ambassador of Corporate Social Responsibility for Leroy Merlin Spain. Luis together with the Ministry of Education of the Spanish government worked on the integration of university students in the latter company, helping them to develop their skills and business leadership.

Luis has been residing in Moscow since 2013 and is responsible for the direction of new strategic markets in Leroy Merlin Russia. A serial entrepreneur and a thought leader, Luis has delivered keynotes on management and leadership development for corporations over the last 10 years. One of his great passions is to encourage motivation and team development.

About shanggari

Shanggari brings with herself over 10 years of experience in the Asian business market with extensive know how in market development, branding, and program management. Under her leadership, she has positioned MORS Group as a high brand value organisation dedicated in delivering premier services to stakeholders; resulting in greater partnering, collaboration and innovation attuned to market demand.

Prior to joining MORS Group, she held a senior role in a non-governmental organisation promoting entrepreneurship development across the Asian region. Throughout her career, Shanggari has met and built working relationships with over 600 CEOs, heads of state, and investors across the globe.

Shanggari holds profound the vision and mission of MORS Group and has been instrumental in directing the organisation towards achieving its deepest hope; building a sustainable Asia. Her leadership capabilities in engaging top management ensure all stakeholder expectations are met. Shanggari has earned a masters degree in management information systems from Coventry University, and currently resides in Kuala Lumpur.