As we aspire to be drivers of change, the SBA supports causes that champion women empowerment and conservation efforts in the countries we operate in.

A cornerstone of Global Initiatives’ mission is to ensure that we move beyond theoretical discussions and articulate clear pathways to create meaningful outcomes and solutions to sustainability’s greatest challenges. As part of our commitment to sustainability and creating an impact on a global scale, through the SBA, Global Initiatives has identified a number of causes that we will be supporting.


Through the Sustainable Business Awards Malaysia 2020/21, we endeavor to support causes that champion education and sustainability which have actual social impacts around the ASEAN region. We achieve this by contributing part of the Assessment fees collected from the participants towards a sustainability program or cause.


Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Malaysia to provide a platform for leadership, thought and action in responding to sustainability challenges in Asia.

GGAF — a pioneer in the field of education for sustainable development in Malaysia, has been involved actively in the Eco-Schools Programme since 2016 through the hosting of Eco-Schools Melaka, before expanding their reach to Kedah, Perak and Kelantan.

The Eco-Schools Program

The Eco-Schools Programme is dynamic in its approach and aims to make young people aware of the environmental and sustainability issues that face their local school and community. The programme seeks to make a real life connection for the young people through the projects they undertake that will have a lasting impact on their attitude towards the environment, and in so doing, make them an ambassador for green issues – for life!

The Eco-Schools Programme is an environmental education and certification programme that encourages schools to take a holistic approach when addressing environmental management and conservation issues that are faced by the school itself as well as the local community surrounding it. It is an ongoing programme that schools participate in each year.