The Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) announced the winners of its annual award at InterContinental Singapore, on 5th November 2015 during a grand gala dinner following the red carpet theme.
“Singaporean Dato’ Seri Douglas Foo, Founder & Chairman of Sakae Holdings Ltd. was crowned the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for making high-end Japanese cuisine accessible to middle income consumers with the birth of Sakae Sushi,” says a MORS group representative, “Dato’ Seri Douglas believes that entrepreneurship should not be seen as a way to simply earn profits. It should transcend money-making and should be for a greater good.”
The ACES Awards is a two-year-old Awards programme organized by the MORS Group, which champions revolutionary leadership and sustainability in companies operating in the Asian region. This year’s ACES Awards sees an extended pool of nominees — testament to the increasing emergence of green-mindedness and corporate stewardship which is coming to the fore in Asian companies.
In elaborating on the purpose of ACES Awards, Shanggari B., Chief Executive of MORS Group said: “Sustaining the limited resources is a collective effort; we need to bridge the CR gap and involve more corporates, both large and small, in adopting sound CR practices within the business operations.” The ACES Awards are a tribute to companies, who have carried out significant Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaigns, and/or corporations which have implemented policies and structures that generate returns beyond financial gain.