Global Initiatives

The team behind the Awards.

Established in Singapore in 2006, Global Initiatives (GI) offers corporates and institutions a range of services to achieve their sustainability goals. With businesses seeking better interventions to reach their sustainability goal, GI will be introducing new data-driven solutions while continuing to focus on our existing initiatives.

Sustainability communication

Until 2020, GI has facilitated sustainability related communication between key stakeholders i.e. policy-makers, corporates, multilateral agencies (such as the United Nations), and patrons of sustainability.

business forum

These are large stakeholder forums. Initially branded Business for the Environment (B4E), these are now known as Responsible Business Forums (RBF) and have taken place in different locations such as Dubai, South Africa, London and more recently across SEA and China. 

business awards

Held since 2012, the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) recognize and reward excellence in corporate sustainability. The SBAs now cover five markets i.e. Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Thailand. 

our contributors


Adminstrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Al Gore

Former Vice President USA and Nobel Prize-winner

amran sulaiman

Minister for Agriculture, Indonesia

Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General, United Nations

Connie Nielsen

Actress and Activist

Ehab Abou-Oaf

President Asia, Middle-East & Africa Confectionery (MARS)

Erik Solheim

Executive Director, UNEP

Hakima El Haite

Special Envoy for Climate Change, Morocco, UNFCCC

Helen Clark

Administrator, UNDP

Jeffrey Radebe

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, South Africa 

Lawrence Wong

Minister for National Development

Luisa Diogo

Former PM, Mozambique Member, UN High Level Panel on Global Sustainability

Marco Lambertini

WWF International

Mervyn King

Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Michelle Yeoh

Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP

Peter Bakker

President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Supant Mongkolsuthree

Chairman, Federation of Thai Industries

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

President, Indonesia