Countries on the development trajectory typically follow the policies of economic stabilisation and sustainable growth. These twin goals are correlated and translated into achieving poverty reduction, reduced inequality, and a high standard of living—the indicators of good governance. Traditionally good governance was considered the forte of governments only. This concept has drastically changed, and in the contemporary world, good governance is an all-encompassing theory spreading across private and public sectors in equal measures. Organisations follow the elements of just play, responsibility, and sound policies for a successful business venture, just as governments adhere to the rule of law, accountability, and development of enforceable public policies.
Good governance cannot be conceived unless policies are followed consistently without hiatus and barriers. The sustained pursuit of strategies enables an environment where businesses flourish because of right and timely decisions.
This is the first time that the Global Good Governance Summit was organised by Cambridge IFA under its Global Good Governance Programme to discuss why sustainability, transparency and good governance are important and should be a strategic focus of governments, and corporate and social sectors.
The sustainability of our planet is equally important to each and every one of us, irrespective of the differences in regional, geographical, political, economic, gender-based, race-oriented or with respect to faith. This has led governments, businesses and social sector organisations to commit to better governance so that we are all more socially responsible, transparent, ethical, concerned with sustainability with a sense of sharing on a global level.
The summit included two panel discussions and keynote speeches. The first keynote speech was presented by H.E. Emilio Benito Aquino, Chairperson and CEO of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Philippines. He emphasised on the importance of sustainability reporting and how it enables organisations to measure and monitor its contributions towards achieving universal targets of sustainability. SEC is a proud winner of a multitude of awards including being honoured by the Initiative on Sustainability Reporting at Isar Honours, the 3G Advocacy and Commitment to Corporate Governance Award 2021, and the Asia CEO Awards Circle of Excellence Award 2021 for the Best Sustainability Company of the Year.
This was followed by the first-panel discussion on Governance, Sustainable Development and Empowerment, which revolved around what initiatives are already been taken or can be taken to ensure that climate change and governance is a cornerstone of all policy measures. Panellists included; Dr Ashraf Gamal El Din, Chief Executive Officer, Hawkamah; H.E. Emilio Benito Aquino, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines; and Hajah Sufinah Binti Haji Sahat, Chief Executive Officer, Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF). Session Chair Faseeh Elahi moderated the session and delved into the topics of sustainable development and how can implementation be ensured; the relationship between leadership and sustainability, and the role and impact of emerging technologies on governance and transparency.
The second keynote speech was by H.E. Sawsan Al-Fahoum Jafar, Chairman Board of Directors, Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP). Initiated by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, UAE and Founder and Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients, FOCP is a dynamic organisation working toward community development and community engagement. FOCP aims for the highest standards in governance and sustainability, ensuring medical access to all patients in the UAE.
The panel discussion that followed was on sustainability leadership and why agile leadership is the backbone to achieving sustainability in organisations and the world over. Panellists included; H.E. Sawsan Al-Fahoum Jafar, Chairman Board of Directors & Founding Member of Friends of Cancer Patients, Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr Hajah Roziah Mohd Janor, Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, and Dr Raheel Qamar, Director of Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Session Chair, Mufaddal Khumri moderated a very interesting discussion that touched on topics of genetics and its ethnicity, big data and the use of this data by businesses and the social sector, and current trends in ESG and digital innovations.
This year the inaugural Global Good Governance Report 2022 was also launched, which included information on some of the movers and shakers in the global good governance regime. This report will serve as the main intellectual tool to disseminate information on the best examples of governance in government and politics, corporate sector and social sector organisations, including philanthropy.
The evening a colourful event that celebrated good governance in its essence. The 3G Awards identify the relationship between good governance and economic growth and recognise efforts to increase economic goodwill through governance mechanisms. More than 30,000 global viewers from around the world tuned into different platforms, while several winners, VIPs and organisations attended the ceremony physically. The 3G Awards honoured governments, corporations and individuals from over 15 countries across 5 continents for their leadership roles and sustainable practices in good governance and social responsibility. This display of diversity acknowledged a growing realisation and dedication toward responsible business practices. The 3G Awards are based on 5 pillars; transparency, social responsibility, sustainability, impact and innovation, and are given in 3 categories; government and politics, corporate sector, and social sector & philanthropy.
The 3G Awards Committee nominated over 150 organisations and individuals from the public sector, businesses, and social sector & philanthropy, as they went through a rigorous process of selection. Winners in about 30 categories were then presented awards to acknowledge their values, practices and the social responsibility they had shown in their local community, their respective countries and to the planet.
Professor Humayon Dar, Chairman of the Global Good Governance Awards, in his speech, emphasised on the shared responsibility we have towards each other and the rest of the world.
“There is no doubt that there is a long journey between a unidimensional focus on growth and the emergence of governance as the main pillar of sustainable economic development. Multilateral institutions like the United Nations, World Bank, IMF and the regional development banks have played pivotal roles in popularising sustainable development, consequent to which various governments have shown their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
It is indeed inspiring to see seasoned winners as well as newcomers who have demonstrated the strategic importance of sustainability to their businesses or organisational activities.
CARE is a philanthropic organisation working in the Philippines since 1949 and has developed strong and meaningful relationships with women’s groups, local civil society organisations, and local government units.
CARE’sprogrammesinthe Philippinesfocusonwomen and girls and are implemented in partnership with national non-governmental partner organisations, women’s rights organisations, and coordination with local governments, other international non-government, and UN organisations.
At the 3G awards this year, CARE Philippines proudly won the 3G Excellence in Women Empowerment Award 2022 and the 3G Best Community Development Award 2022 for its commitment to women’s rights and community services during a crisis.
“The past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a challenging time for CARE Philippines – working with our team and partners remotely and providing support to communities we work with consistently. CARE Philippines and our partners have been working closely with communities, local leaders, and volunteers to extend assistance to the most at-risk populations in both urban and remote areas in the country, prioritizing women and children. The Global Good Governance Award reaffirms our commitment and dedication to reach out to underserved communities in the Philippines which we have been doing since the 1940s. We are grateful to the organizing committee for their recognition of the work we do on the ground. This award would not be possible without the dedication of CARE team, partners, and communities we work with.” – David Gazashvili, Country Director, CARE Philippines
DRB-HICOM’s key businesses involve six main sectors across automotive, aerospace and defence, real estate, banking, and postal services, making it one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in Malaysia. It owns Malaysia’s first national car brand – PROTON, and MODENAS, the national motorcycle company. It also assembles Mercedes- Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi and Isuzu vehicles and deals in automobile distribution, sales and after-sales, logistics, rental and leasing. It also owns the domestic franchise for Avis car rentals.
Under its Aerospace and Defence sector, the Group supplies composite components to major names in the aerospace industry. It is also a key defence player, delivering armoured and other highly specialised vehicles to Malaysia’s Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs.
DRB-HICOM owns Pos Malaysia Berhad, the national postal services provider; provides values- based Islamic banking under Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad. Within DRB-HICOM’s Services division are vehicle inspection services under PUSPAKOM Sdn. Bhd.; tertiary education offered via DRB-HICOM University of Automotive Malaysia; ground-handling services for airlines provided by Pos Aviation Berhad; and logistics services under Pos Logistics Berhad. DRB-HICOM is also constructing a high-technology industrial area in Tanjong Malim, Malaysia that will focus on attracting automotive high-technology industries to operate in the area, including a research university to develop future talents for the automotive industry, as well as an automotive test track dedicated to tropical weather testing.
At the 3G awards this year, DRB-HICOM Berhad won the 3G Championship Award in Sustainability Reporting 2022 as it aspires to reform its sustainability sphere to achieve continuous, noteworthy improvements in its economic, environmental and social outcomes.
“A strong ESG proposition is the cornerstone of any organisation that aims to have a global relevance in a borderless trade environment. We are pleased to be announced as the winner of the 3G Championship Award in Sustainability Reporting 2022 at the 7th Global Good Governance Awards. It will serve as inspiration for the Group to continue achieving its business goals whilst making a difference to the environment and the community we serve in.” – Syed Faisal Albar, Group Managing Director, DRB-HICOM Berhad
Hong Leong Bank Berhad
Hong Leong Bank (“HLB” or “the Bank”) is a leading Malaysian financial services institution providing a wide range of products, services and innovative financial solutions in Malaysia and across the region. With a heritage of almost 120 years and witness to numerous developments in the banking industry and financial landscape as a whole, HLB continues to stay ahead of customers’ financial needs and ambitions to provide the right solutions at the right time.
HLB’s digital ambition and focus on sustainability centres on customers’ needs to deliver an ever-increasing personalised approach to make every banking experience easy, efficient and seamless. The comprehensive financial services are listed under four pillars; Personal Financial Services, Business and Corporate Banking, Global Markets, and Islamic Financial Services.
The Bank’s progressive efforts in improving corporate governance and reporting practices are a critical component of the Bank’s success, providing guidance for the Bank to continue making significant progress in corporate reporting of environmental, social, and governance (ESG), to ultimately drive long-term value for stakeholders.
The Bank undertakes Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that ensure that the Bank delivers results that matter to those who are impacted by its business, under its core value of ‘Here for the long term’.
At the 3G Awards this year, Hong Leong Bank Berhad won the 3G Leadership in Corporate Governance Award 2022, the 3G Best CSR Campaign Award 2022, and the 3G Best Sustainability Disclosure & Reporting Award 2022 for its commitment to contributing to a better future for all by ensuring the communities in which it operates in to thrive and remain vibrant.
“As a Bank with almost 120 years of deeply rooted history in Malaysia, we have always embraced our value of being here for the long term. These awards are testament to HLB’s continuous efforts to improve our corporate governance and reporting practices, firmly focused on our role in contributing to create and sustain a vibrant eco-system of communities that will benefit the lives and livelihoods of all Malaysians.”
– Domenic Fuda, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Leong Bank
KING POWER INTERNATIONAL Co.,
King Power Group is Thailand’s first duty-free and tax-free retail business with an aim to expand and enhance the potentiality of the country’s tourism business. Its central operating concept, ‘Life Beyond Boundaries’ delivers unrivalled experiences for all travellers.
The CSR project namely KING POWER THAI POWER empowers Thai people’s potential to sustainably step onto the world stage by working collaboratively with communities, the government & private sector, non- profitable organisations, and employees through three key activities: sports, music, and community.
‘Sport Power’ was introduced to empower and engage Thai youth through sports programmes.
‘Million Footballs, Million Power for Thai Youth’ programme was created for children and youth to practice football at any time and anyplace; while ‘One Hundred Football Pitches for the Power of Thai Youth’, involved the construction of 100 artificial football pitches for schools and communities nationwide.
‘Music Power’ focuses on promoting music and culture, especially Thai talents through the ‘Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition (TIWSC)’ and the ‘Power Band’, allowing musicians and talents to demonstrate their skills and passion for music in a creative way. ‘Community Power’ covers initiatives such as Royal projects, OTOP (One Tambon One Product) and SMEs with an aim to support and promote sustainable development for Thailand’s local socioeconomic system.
At the 3G Awards this year, KING POWER INTERNATIONAL Co., Ltd. won the 3G Socially Responsible Business Award 2022 for working closely with the public sector and other organisations to share knowledge and resources that help the local community to not only master their skills and craftsmanship but also empower them.
“It is indeed a great honour to be recognised for such a prestigious award. The King Power Thai Power Project has been guided by a sustainability mindset since its inception and the company’s commitment is reflected directly in the principles covering three core activities; sports, music and community.
Our objective is to empower Thai people’s capability and to contribute to the well-being of local communities. This meaningful recognition is truly a monument to King Power’s collaborative efforts, dedication and commitment for long- term sustainability of the country and its people.”
– Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Chief Executive Officer, KING POWER GROUP
Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited
Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited or Pruksa is one of the leading real estate developers in Thailand that has been registered on the Stock Exchange of Thailand since 2005.
The company has been developing various types of residential projects such as townhouses, single detached houses and condominiums targeting all customer groups in the Bangkok Metropolitan area, greater Bangkok and other provinces. The company is committed to developing construction technology and innovations to deliver satisfying experiences, products and services to all customers.
Pruksa expanded its business, in 2021, by launching the ViMUT Hospital where expertise, experience and empathy are integrated into everyday practice.
At the 3G Awards this year, Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited won the 3G Excellence in Sustainable Development Award 2022 and the 3G CSR Leadership Award 2022 for its strong determination to develop sustainable growth through the innovation launch pad in its business operations in accordance with the Environmental, Social and Governance according to ESG principles.
“In recognition of our longstanding commitment to sustainable corporate development, Pruksa Holding PCL is honoured to receive the international recognition conferred by the prestigious 3G Awards for Excellence in Sustainable Development and CSR Leadership. These awards will inspire us to even greater efforts on our journey to full sustainability.”
– Thongma Vijitpongpun, Group Chief Executive Officer, Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited
Securities and Exchange Commission
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Philippines is the Philippines’ national government regulatory agency mandated to supervise and enable the country’s corporate sector and capital market. SEC Philippines is a leader in promoting good corporate governance towards the competitiveness and sustainability of the business sector, broad participation and effective protection of the investing public, and the overall development of one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies. In 2019, it received the ISAR Honours from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for instituting sustainability reporting in the corporate sector.
SEC Philippines actively participates in global development initiatives as a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF), the Global Financial Innovation Network, and the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, among others. At present, it acts as the chairperson and secretariat of the ACMF Working Group-D on the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard initiative.
At the 3G Awards this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines won the 3G Transparency Award 2022 and the 3G Advocacy and Commitment to Corporate Governance Award 2022 for its efforts to advance corporate governance reforms through the adoption of corporate governance codes, sustainability reporting guidelines, and implementing secure and efficient company registration and monitoring systems to ensure ease of doing business, as well as transparency and accountability among corporations. “With great honour, the Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines accepts the 3G Transparency Award 2022 and, for the second straight year, the 3G Advocacy and Commitment to Corporate Governance Award 2022. We take these awards as an affirmation of our unwavering effort to champion good governance, transparency and social responsibility in the Philippine corporate sector with the end goal of a better future for Filipinos. As we receive these recognitions, we hope to inspire more meaningful changes in corporations’ governance and business practices, and unlock their potential to contribute to sustainability and development in the Philippines and the world.” – Emilio B. Aquino, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines.
U Microfinance Bank Limited
U Microfinance Bank Ltd. (U Bank) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) – Etisalat Company. The Bank has a network of more than 200 touchpoints and ATMs, across 183 cities and rural areas in Pakistan and offers a wide range of microfinance loans, deposit products, and branchless banking solutions. U Bank’s branchless banking offers services under the banner of U Paisa in collaboration with Ufone (Pak Telecom Mobile Limited). The service is offered at nearly 45,000 agent locations across Pakistan.
U Microfinance Bank is proud to be at the front line of fighting poverty in Pakistan and is dedicated to playing its critical part in the implementation of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy 2023 which aims to bring 50% of Pakistan’s adult population into the banking net. As a microfinance institution, U Bank’s work is directly influenced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS).
Advancing to a more technologically upgraded society, U Bank aims to make life easier for its customers, through its digital banking services. U Bank’s digital strategy has a broad framework that helps accelerate and digitise the country’s economy and financial inclusion.
At the 3G Awards this year, U Microfinance Bank Limited won the 3G Excellence in Financial Inclusion Award 2022 and the 3G Best Microfinance Bank in Pakistan 2022 for contributing significantly toward building a more inclusive society through creating livelihoods for the underserved population of Pakistan and bringing betterment to their lives.
“Establishing itself among the fastest-growing microfinance bank, U Bank has been successfully enabling underserved Pakistanis and positively contributing towards poverty alleviation and economic empowerment. Our digital banking services have paced a significant step toward digitisation. We are committed to empowering our customers by enhancing technology and innovation, impacting the digitisation of the country’s economy. Due to the diligent efforts and remarkable banking practices, U Bank has once again taken the front row to lead Pakistan’s microfinance banking industry and has set new benchmarks. Therefore, we aim to continue to serve our customers with the best services.” – U Microfinance Bank Limited
Yinson Holdings Berhad
Yinson Holdings Berhad (“Yinson” or the “Group”) is a global energy infrastructure and technology company, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia. The company currently invests in four business divisions
– Yinson Production, Yinson Renewables, Yinson GreenTech, and Regulus Offshore. Its geographical presence extends across the world, from the West Africa, America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
Yinson was established in 1983 as a transport agency in Johor Bahru. In 2011, the Group ventured into
offshore production through a joint venture with PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation. In 2014, Yinson transformed into a full-scale execution and service FPSO provider. Today, with a fleet of 9 offshore production assets, Yinson has grown to become one of the largest independent FPSO leasing companies in the global FPSO market.
Yinson established Yinson GreenTech in 2020, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a net-zero world through investments in green technologies. It has since invested in and established partnerships with tech companies and leading research institutions in the marine, mobility and energy segments that share the dream to achieve a tech-enabled sustainable future.
At the 3G Awards this year, Yinson Holdings Berhad won the 3G Leadership in Sustainability Award 2022 and the 3G Excellence in Green Innovation and Solutions Award 2022 for its commitment to become one of the leading clean energy independent power producers globally.
“We are deeply honoured to be recognised at the 7th Global Good Governance (3G) Awards 2022. This recognition is a testament to Yinson’s continuous commitment to creating value for all stakeholders and also to achieve Yinson’s climate goals; to go carbon neutral by 2030 and net-zero by 2050. I believe through integrating sustainable business governance on all levels of the business, we are able to continue to innovate and deliver great projects whilst building trust and creating sustainable value for all Yinson’s stakeholders”. – Lim Chern Yuan, Chief Executive Officer, Yinson Group
Doha Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar and has been consistently registering a strong growth during the last decade with a participative leadership philosophy. Inaugurated in 1979, Doha Bank provides domestic and international banking services for individuals,
commercial, corporate and institutional clients through four business groups; Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking, International Banking and Treasury & Investments.
The Bank expanded its business overseas with branches in the UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Kuwait and India (Mumbai, Kochi & Chennai) and has the largest international network of representative offices among Qatari banks. Doha Bank also owns Sharq Insurance Company, as part of the Bank’s strategy to be a one-stop-shop financial services provider.
Doha Bank has always been a pioneer in introducing innovative products and services in Qatar including ‘Tablet Banking’, ‘Al Asriya’ (Ladies Banking Package), ‘Al Dana’ Savings Scheme, Online money transfer through credit card, Mobile e-remittance for payroll cardholders, Lulu & Qatar Airways Co-branded credit cards and travel cards, Digital Wallets, Green Banking etc.
At the 3G Awards this year, Doha Bank won the 3G Championship of Corporate Governance Award 2022 and the 3G Best Financial Institution of the Year 2022 for being a platform for innovative financial services and delivering superior customer experience using technological innovation being one of the most active advocates of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through initiatives such as ‘ECO-School Program’, ‘Al Dana Green Run’, beach cleaning, and tree planting.
Professor Dr Raheel Qamar, T.I.
Prof. Raheel Qamar, T.I., was a Tenured Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Former Rector at the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) University Islamabad. He is the current Head
of the Directorate of Science and Technology at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) Rabat, Morocco, an international non-profit organisation emanating from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, specialising in the fields of education, science and culture.
Prof. Qamar’s research specialisation includes Enzymology, Population & Molecular Genetics and Molecular Pathology, and he is particularly interested in searching for the molecular basis of all forms of inherited diseases in the Pakistani populations. Prof. Qamar worked as a Scientific Officer at the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan and later went to the USA for his PhD at the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of North Texas, as well as a Research Associate at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth.
Prof. Qamar also previously served at Dr A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories as a Senior and Principal Scientific Officer, with Dr Chris Tyler-Smith at the Department of Biochemistry, Oxford, and as Research Director of Shifa College of Medicine. In 2007 he received one of the highest civil awards of the country: Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction) by the President of Pakistan.
At the 3G Awards this year, Professor Dr Raheel Qamar, T.I. won the 3G Special Award for Science, Technology and Environment 2022 for his efforts to scientific research in the fields of biochemistry, inherited diseases and molecular genetics.
“I have had the pleasure of being associated with the 3G Awards since 2017 when my University, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology won the award for “Research Excellence”, followed by another award “Excellence in Higher Education” in 2019 and in 2021 my current organisation ICESCO won the award for “Leadership of Public Sector and Multilateral Institution”.
I have also looked at the profiles of other awardees and found that they are the leaders in their fields. Thus, you can imagine my joy when this year they chose me to be one of the awardees.” – Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, T.I.
Rumah Zakat Foundation Indonesia
Rumah Zakat is a National Amil Zakat Institution (LAZNAS) that manages zakat, infaq, alms, and other social funds through community empowerment programmes. The growth of Rumah Zakat as a trusted LAZNAS cannot be separated from a long history that begins with the founding of Majlis Taklim Ummul Quro, who agreed to form a social institution concerned with humanitarian assistance.
Rumah Zakat adheres to four values. Trustworthiness, which translates to running a business professionally, transparently and reliably. Progressive, always daring to innovate and educate to bring about more benefits. Humanitarian, which is to facilitate all humanitarian efforts sincerely and universally for all human beings. Collaborative, which is working together to create a better world.
Currently, Rumah Zakat has 18 provincial offices to serve Muslims and accommodate their ZIS and other social funds. Rumah Zakat presents Desa Berdaya (empowered village), an empowerment programme within the coverage of the village area (and some sub-districts) that uses an integrated approach of capacity building programme (community development), economy, education, health, environment and disaster preparedness to develop local institutions to be powerful and overcome their problems by combining their strengths and assets, while collaborating with other parties, especially the village government. In addition, Rumah Zakat is also actively involved in various humanitarian actions both at home and abroad. In early 2021, Rumah Zakat had actively established partnerships in 30 countries in 5 continents.
At the 3G Awards this year, Rumah Zakat Foundation Indonesia won the 3G Excellence in Social Impact Award 2022 and the 3G Best Social Responsibility Award 2022 for its efforts to become an international philanthropic institution based on professional
empowerment of society, building an international philanthropic network, facilitating community self- reliance, and optimising all aspects of resources through human excellence.
“Alhamdulillah, my deepest thanks to the committee and jury for the 3G Excellence in Social Impact Award 2022 and the 3G Best Social Responsibility Award 2022 presented to Rumah Zakat. This will be a valuable encouragement for us in our efforts to bridge our donors in sharing their kindness and happiness with people in need. Inshaallah we will maximise our efforts further in fulfilling the trust of our donors. Thank you once again for these generous awards. We hope to continue our collaboration in the effort to expand benefits to people in Indonesia and the world.” – Nur Efendi, Chief Executive Officer, Rumah Zakat.
Dahabshiil is a multinational branded conglomerate which services the largest African money transfer network, e-payments, corporate and consumer banking, telecommunication, oil trading, car dealership and hospitality.
Dahabshiil is a privately owned company established in 1970 by Chairman Mohamed Seid Diale in Burao, Somalia and is headquartered in London and Dubai with over 5,000 people across 140 countries across the globe. The Holding office streamlines corporate governance to provide the Group companies with strategic direction and supervise their business activities to ensure compliance, control and accountability. This approach – the whole being greater than the sum of its parts – has allowed strengths and best practices from each business to be shared within the group.
Dahabshiil is best known for its Money Transfer network offering global remittance services that primarily focus on the pan-African market. It is one of the biggest remittance companies in Africa with over 2,000 representatives, agents and associates in 24,000 locations worldwide. It provides a vital remittance lifeline to those living in countries that rely heavily on remittance finance for basic living sustenance.
At the 3G Awards this year, Dahabshiil 3G Award for Best Services to Diaspora 2022 and the 3G Excellence in Money Transfer Award 2022 for its commitment to values such as trust and responsibility and for supporting the Somali community both in Africa and abroad through community regeneration projects.
“Overthe years, Dahabshiil, together with our partners and agents, has successfully fulfilled the Group’s long-standing aspiration to bring quality service in money transfer, banking, telecommunications, oil and general trading. We understand that service quality and customer satisfaction are essential to our success and profitability. We are often asked how Dahabshiil was able, by the grace of God, to prosper despite the unfortunate circumstances in the Horn of Africa. The simple explanation is that we keep our promises. We serve all our customers with respect and integrity. We may not always be able to say yes because it is our duty to protect our customers, but we will always listen, find solutions and answer any questions you may have.” – Abdirashid Duale, Chief Executive Officer, DAHABSHIIL
solutions by stc
solutions by stc is the Kingdom’s leading enabler of digital transformation and the number one IT service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, enabling the public and private sectors to transform, reach and scale into the new digital age. solutions by stc provides clients with integrated technology solutions through a broad portfolio that enhances their day-to-day operations. Its core ICT services are designed to enable, manage and scale businesses.
The company launched its operations decades ago and to date has serviced almost 24,000 clients across 35 cities in Saudi Arabia and in key sectors, including financial services, healthcare and education. solutions by stc has approximately 1500 employees with over 1,000 certified on key technologies and business domains.
At the 3G Awards this year, solutions by stc won the 3G Championship Award for Digital Transformation 2022 and the 3G Excellence in Sustainable Practices Award 2022 for providing holistic, end-to-end technological solutions that transform organisations and businesses.
RHB Bank Berhad
RHB Bank Berhad is one of the largest fully integrated financial services groups in Malaysia. The Group’s core businesses are structured into five business pillars, namely Group Community Banking, Group Wholesale Banking, Group Shari’a Business, Group Insurance and Group International Business.
Its strong heritage is the foundation of its commitment to continue serving the community. The Bank has established a strong footprint throughout Malaysia, with a presence in eight other countries across the ASEAN region. Its ambitions and aspirations are aligned with “Making Progress Happen for Everyone”. The Bank ensures that its customers, business partners or members of the communities are facilitated with the support that they need to progress and succeed through its more than 14,000 employees and a reach that extends significantly over the ASEAN region.
At the 3G Awards this year, RHB Bank Berhad won the 3G Excellence in Corporate Governance Award 2022 and the 3G Sustainable Banking Award 2022 for its commitment to serving the community in a sustainable way.
“At RHB Banking Group, we are committed to ensuring long-term value creation for all our stakeholders by practising ethical business conduct, ingraining consideration of sustainability in business decisions and managing them with good governance. With this ambition, we strive towards ‘making progress happen for everyone”. – RHB Bank Berhad
Alliance Global Group, Inc. Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) is one of the leading conglomerates in the Philippines, with varied interests spanning real estate developments through property giant Megaworld Corporation; spirits manufacturing through Emperador Inc.; leisure, entertainment, and
hospitality through Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc.; quick-service restaurants through Golden Arches Development Corporation (GADC), popularly known as McDonald’s Philippines; and infrastructure development through Infracorp Development, Inc.
The company began its operations in 1994 as a glass-container manufacturer after it acquired a glass manufacturing plant in Canlubang, Laguna. After 1999, the Company began its diversification into food and beverage, real estate industries, quick- service restaurant, distilled spirit manufacturing, and integrated tourism development. From 2013 to 2017, the Group expanded its spirits manufacturing business abroad through acquisitions of rich heritage in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. AGI began diversifying into infrastructure in 2018, and received an original proponent status for its Fort Bonifacio- Makati Sky Train Project and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Project, of which it is a member of the proponent consortium.
At the 3G Awards this year, Alliance Global Group, Inc. won the 3G Corporate Governance Disclosure Award 2022 and the 3G Award for Community Development & Philanthropy 2022 for pushing the frontiers of innovation in its diverse business interests to bring top-notch services and products as one of the country’s largest conglomerates.
Sinar Mas Land
Sinar Mas Land is the largest and most diversified property developer in Indonesia. The company is known for its rich experience of more than 40 years in the field of property management. Sinar Mas Land
– Indonesia Operation, owns around 10,000 hectares of a strategic land (as of 2011) with projects in city development, township, residential, commercial, retail, industrial estates, and hospitality properties, including property-related services.
At the 3G Awards this year, Sinar Mas Land won the 3G Innovation in Environmental Solutions Award 2022 and the 3G Best Green Innovation and Solutions Award 2022 for building an environment that capitalises on knowledge, technology and innovation through the integration of physical challenges of a certain environment to optimise harmony between natural elements and the desires of customers.
“Sinar Mas Land continues to make its vision come true, that is “Building for a Better Future”. We believe that the better future we strive for is not merely futuristic focusing on technology, but more about taking advantage of what technology can bring to enhance our living and working spaces. That draws us to work on more environmentally conscious, friendly, and sustainable developments. Now we proudly witness that this effort has been improving our residents’ quality of life allowing us to give back of what nature has provided for us. The honour of receiving this award triggers us to make a greater impact. As we transform our townships into digital smart cities, we find that technology helps us to provide a better, greener environment.
Over a decade ago, we started to push the boundaries of architecture as a concrete jungle by intertwining it with nature, be it in commercial spaces or even industrial estates. These are appreciated well as we implement such concepts into more projects. This led us to be the game changer and to receive this award that marks international recognition. This appreciation is well received and truly motivates us to do more for a greater and greener world that we share together.” – Sinar Mas Land
ITRAMAS, established in 1999, is the leading Malaysian engineering company in green technology and public works, with extensive experience in implementing large-scale projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency, electronic manufacturing services and smart city.
ITRAMAS is the largest developer and solar power plant operator in Malaysia with a portfolio totalling 200MWp of cumulative peak capacity, providing full- fledged solutions from project development, project finance & investment, engineering design, contracting & procurement, construction, to operations & maintenance for power plants.
ITRAMAS, in 2017, issued the largest Green Shari’a Compliant Islamic Bonds (sukuk) of c.US$400 million to finance the development of Renewable Energy projects in Malaysia. ITRAMAS’ manufacturing centre includes a state-of-the-art research and development facility for renewable energy, energy- efficiency and smart city solutions. The company has presence in many countries, with certifications such as the European Standard (CE) and European Norms Electrical Certification (ENEC), ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
At the 3G Awards this year, ITRAMAS won the 3G Green Champion Award 2022 for deploying green and sustainable projects through green technology.
“I am extremely honoured that ITRAMAS has been named as 3G Green Champion 2022, following our previous awards in 2021 and 2020. As ITRAMAS is committed to benefiting society. The philosophy of good governance has deeply influenced the practices and culture of ITRAMAS and our employees, as we further direct our efforts in providing economic, social and environmental sustainability in our long- term strategy for creating a better world.” – ITRAMAS CORPORATION
Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC)
Dubai Foundation for Women and Children is the first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. The organisation was established in July 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to offer victims immediate protection and support services in accordance with the international human rights obligations.
The organisation aims to create a society free of violence against women and children in Dubai through activating the role of prevention and providing a safe shelter, care and rehabilitation services in accordance with recognised international standards. The organisation provides free services to victims of violence residing in Dubai regardless of race, class, ethnicity, religion or legal status. Its services include a safe shelter; case management; medical care; psychological support; counselling; legal, consular and immigration assistance; providing a helpline and educational activities in schools, universities and institutions.
At the 3G Awards this year, Dubai Foundation For Women & Children (DFWAC) won the 3G Women Empowerment Award 2022 for protecting and empowering women and children through countless initiatives and community development projects.
“Dubai Foundation for Women & Children is honoured to receive the Global Good Governance Awards 2022 in the category of “Global Good
Governance Award 2022 – Women Empowerment Award”, and we thank you for this truly valued recognition. Winning this award emphasises DFWAC’s global commitment to being a role model for empowering women around the world in terms of good governance. It also indicated that DFWAC governance model is trying to be at a parallel pace with the global changes that never stops. This new achievement is a result of our commitment to achieving the wise vision of our leadership and of His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who once said, “We do not only empower women, but we empower the whole community through women.” – Shaikha Saeed AlMansoori, Acting Director General, Dubai Foundation For Women & Children (DFWAC)
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri)
A global leader in logistics and transportation, Bahri has since 1978 remained at the forefront of national efforts to develop a thriving maritime industry in Saudi Arabia. The company has built a strong portfolio of service offerings and industry-leading capabilities including an experienced workforce of over 4,000 employees and an impressive fleet of 90 vessels serving 150 ports worldwide. Bahri offers a diverse range of onshore and offshore solutions through its six business units – Bahri Oil, Bahri Logistics, Bahri Chemicals, Bahri Dry Bulk, Bahri Ship Management, and Bahri Desalination. It has also built multiple partnerships and joint ventures to cater to the evolving needs of the maritime sector and beyond.
Sustainability has always been at the core of its business, with its sustainability management approach encompassing four fundamental pillars: environmental protection, people and safety, responsible business, and creating value. With a committed workforce being its biggest asset, it takes a holistic approach to human capital development, covering all aspects of employee welfare and wellbeing and professional growth and development.
At the 3G Awards this year, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) won the 3G Sustainability Reporting Award 2022 and the 3G Championship Award in Human Resource Development 2022 for incorporating sustainability in its business strategies and a holistic approach to human capital development.
“We are truly honoured that Bahri is recognised at the Global Good Governance Awards 2022. The 3G Sustainability Reporting Award and 3G Championship Award in Human Resource Development award are a fitting testimony to our unremitting commitment to contributing to the sustainable prosperity of our various stakeholders and our leadership in the global maritime industry.” – Hisham Alkhaldi, Chief Support Officer (CSO), The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri)
Muangthai Capital Public Company Limited
Muangthai Capital Public Company Limited and its subsidiary (“the Company”) is classified as the non-bank financial institution service provider providing microfinance under the personal loan business license and retail loans for occupation mainly under the supervision of the Bank of Thailand. The Company’s principle of business operation is to help people, with difficult access to finance from financial institutions, to access loan sources more easily and conveniently
with reasonable, fair, and transparent financial costs. This philosophy has been ingrained into the code of practice for business operation based on good governance, appropriate risk management, and the Company’s sustainability strategy in order to become a “responsible microfinance loan service provider”.
At present, the Company focuses on growth by expanding its customer base through branch expansion to cover all areas of the country and believes that the distribution of financial access to people will help in reducing the financial inequality in the country, which is the cornerstone of the economic system for sustainable development.
The Company pays great attention to building good and sustainable relationships with the customers by adhering to the service excellence policy in line with the Company’s slogan “Intimate services like closed family members”.
At the 3G Awards this year, Muangthai Capital Public Company Limited won the 3G Leadership in Sustainability Reporting Award 2022 and the 3G Excellence in Microfinance Award 2022 for empowering local community through financial independence and sustainable strategies for business.
“In 2014, Muangthai Capital shifted its priorities to sustainability through the visionary leadership of the Chairman, Board members, and our management team.
Today, we are blessed and humbled to be named the award winner in both the 3G Leadership in Sustainability Reporting Award 2022 and the 3G Excellence in Microfinance Award 2022. We will always treasure these awards and commit our best to go beyond economic returns, toward a more sustainable balanced approach. These global awards have reaffirmed our belief in sustainability and being a good citizen of the world. We are extremely proud of these awards.” – Chuchat Petaumpai, Chairman of the Executive Committee, MUANGTHAI CAPITAL PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
Friends of Cancer Patients
Friends of Cancer Patients is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1999 under the directives and patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah- UAE, Founder and Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients, International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC and Patron of the First Global NCD Alliance Forum.
FOCP inspires hope in the lives of patients, families, donors and the community. Since its inception in 1999, FOCP’s long-lasting and far-reaching impact on society has significantly transformed lives and provided financial and emotional support to cancer patients and their families throughout the year all over UAE. FOCP aims to see a world where cancer no longer has power over people’s lives and to advocate for health and provide holistic care and support on the healing journey.
At the 3G Awards this year, Friends of Cancer Patients won the 3G Leadership Award for Social Sector & Philanthropy 2022 and the 3G Best Community Service Award 2022 for its steadfast commitment to the community by upholding excellence, continuously improving, and looking for opportunities to provide much-needed support.
“We are honoured to be recognised – for the fourth time –under two separate categories of the 2022 Global Good Governance Awards. We are gratified to receive these distinguished awards in recognition for our work that provides holistic care and support to our cancer patients and their families in the UAE and beyond, providing much-needed comfort and hope during their critical treatment and healing period. Our steadfast commitment to our cause reflects the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Patron of FOCP, and International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to undertake sustainable strategies in achieving a world where cancer no longer has power over our lives.”
– HE Sawsan Jafar, Chairperson of FOCP Board of Directors, Friends of Cancer Patients
The ASEAN Foundation is an organisation from and for the people of ASEAN. As an ASEAN intergovernmental entity, it is mandated to support ASEAN mainly in promoting awareness, identity, interaction, and development of the people of ASEAN.
ASEAN envisions building a cohesive and prosperous ASEAN Community and promote ASEAN awareness through people-to-people interaction, and collaboration with ASEAN stakeholders to build a caring, cohesive, inclusive, equitable, and peaceful ASEAN Community with a focus on youth development in the region. The foundation provides a platform for youth to unleash their potential through regional programmes that build their leadership, creativity, public speaking, and critical thinking skills. It also aims to raise awareness about ASEAN among young people, strengthening their sense of belonging towards the region.
At the 3G Awards this year, ASEAN Foundation won the 3G Excellence in Capacity Building Award 2022 and the 3G Championship in Social Development & Philanthropy Award 2022 for its commitment to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region by focusing on human resources development.
“We are extremely honoured to receive 3G Championship in Social Development & Philanthropy Award and 3G Excellence in Capacity Building Award 2022. These awards are the culmination of the Foundation’s dynamic journey in driving innovation and building the digital skills of youth in the last 12 months. We owe this amazing achievement to our key stakeholders who have wholeheartedly poured their energy and dedication to achieving a resilient, prosperous ASEAN Community. We hope to inspire more people to do the same to create a more resilient and inclusive future for all.” – Dr. Yang Mee Eng, Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation.
Evermos is a social commerce platform that connects resellers with halal local SMEs products. Evermos was founded in 2018 with a vision to build an inclusive and collaborative economy for everyone to prosper. Currently, Evermos has more than 300.000 total resellers across Indonesia and 60.000 products from 700 local SMEs.
Many Evermos resellers came from the Base of the Pyramid and do not have the privilege to become successful entrepreneurs due to lack of access to capital, skill, and opportunity. More than half of Evermos resellers are women in low-tier cities where the options to access quality products are limited, with higher prices due to an inefficient supply chain across Indonesia archipelagos.
Evermos wants to divide their burden by providing inclusive opportunities for all women in Indonesia to carry out their roles as housewives while earning additional income to support their families. Evermos gives their resellers an integrated soft-skill training that is incorporated both in their online and offline training.
At the 3G Awards this year, Evermos won the 3G Championship Award for Women Empowerment
2022 for its efforts towards achieving economic prosperity for and focusing on the role of women in the family as an essential element to sustaining the national economy.
“As collaborative Economic Empowerment is the underpinning philosophy of Evermos, we’re embracing inclusivity in our vast community of individuals resellers, SMEs, reseller leaders and partners. True empowerment comes from within. To deliver equal opportunities, access and learnings to our women- majority resellers, we at Evermos believe we need to give, share and enable women empowerment from within our team and extend it to the communities. This award cemented our commitment to empowering women.” – Iqbal Muslimin, Co-Founder and Chief of Sustainability, Evermos.
Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS)
Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS) or the National Board of Zakat of the Republic of Indonesia is the Government institution which collects and distributes zakat, infaq, and sadaqa (ZIS) at the national level. BAZNAS has been operating since 2001 and has more than 500 local offices throughout the country, providing services to donors to pay zakat and other Islamic social funds and to deliver distribution and empowerment programmes to beneficiaries.
BAZNAS delivers various distribution and utilisation programmes in some sectors, including the economy, education, health, da’wah, and humanity. The distribution of zakat, infaq, and sadaqa is ensured to comply with the concept of 3A Aman Regulasi (regulatory safe), Aman Syar’i (Shari’a safe), Aman NKRI (the unity of the Republic of Indonesia safe).
At the 3G Awards this year, Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS) won the 3G Championship Award in Capacity Building 2022 and 3G Leadership Award in Community Development & Philanthropy 2022 for its efforts to empower communities and
villages by comprehensively integrating aspects of da’wah, economy, education, health, and humanity with funding sources religious social funds.
“Alhamdulillah, we are honoured to receive the 3G Championship Award in Capacity Building and 3G Leadership Award in Community Development & Philanthropy 2022. These achievements strengthen the position and role of BAZNAS, as the official institution appointed by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, to manage zakat, infaq, and sadaqa and will continuously motivate BAZNAS to achieve our goals, increasing the welfare of the ummah and alleviating poverty in Indonesia.” – Dr. KH. Noor Achmad, MA, Chairman, Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS)
Universiti Teknologi MARA
As the largest and highly established comprehensive university in Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) provides innovative education with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology in 34 campuses, 31 faculties and academic centres all over the country. With more than 500+ academic programmes including 111 certified professional qualifications and more than 200 postgraduate programmes, there are plenty of opportunities to conduct research and product innovations to improve the lives of the community. UiTM believes in the importance of sustainability as a means of ensuring a progressive and safer world through education.
UiTM pledges to promote, support, and eventually contribute to the United Nations’ global agenda of 17 SDGs. Its strong partnerships with the government and private agencies, universities, communities, and industries further fuels its role as a key contributor.
Joint ventures on sustainability are currently actively pursued, including embracing green prospects through the UiTM Green Campus Initiative and promoting environmental integrity via UiTM SDG Triangle Initiative and Community Development.
At the 3G Awards this year, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) won the 3G SDGs Championship Award 2022 for facilitating digitalisation as a solution and an enabler to deliver quality education beyond the borders of nations.
“Being a modern civic university with a special mandate to uphold, we believe in the importance of sustainability as a means to ensure a progressive and safer world. Therefore, a unified strategic initiative should enable us to reframe the outcomes into business actions and impacts, as any decision made could lead to big changes in our everyday lives and even the future.” – Roziah Mohd Janor, Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority PJSC
DEWA is owned by the Government of Dubai and its nine-member Board is appointed by the Government of Dubai by a legal statute issued by HH The Ruler of Dubai. In keeping with international guidelines, DEWA adopts the three lines of defense model with management and supervision being the first line; risk, compliance, legal and governance being the second line and internal audit as the third line.
DEWA is providing globally leading sustainable, efficient, and reliable power and water services, and related innovative smart solutions.
The company is committed and aligned to Dubai’s 8 Principles and 50-years charter supporting the UAE’s directions through the delivery of global leading services and innovative energy solutions enriching lives and ensuring the happiness of stakeholders in a sustainable manner.
At the 3G Awards this year, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority PJSC won the 3G Advocacy & Commitment to Corporate Governance Award 2022, the 3G Leadership Award in Corporate Governance 2022 and the 3G Excellence in Compliance & Assurance Award 2022 for implementing the best principles of Corporate Governance for State- Owned Enterprises in line with the recommendations of the OECD 2015.
“I am glad that DEWA has won the Global Good Governance Awards 2022 in Governance Leadership and Compliance Management. At DEWA, we work in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to implement the highest standards of good governance in government work.
DEWA’s governance model is based on the four pillars of Trust, Accountability, Transparency, and Fair Practices. Implementing effective governance practices have contributed to DEWA achieving globally competitive results and its practices becoming a benchmark for numerous organisations worldwide.” – HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, PJSC (TAQA) is a government-controlled energy holding company of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. TAQA (Arabic for Energy) is one of Abu Dhabi’s flagship companies and as such has an important role to play in helping to deliver the economic strategy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
It is a top 10 integrated utility champion in the EMEA region with power, water, oil and gas operations in 11 countries around the world. TAQA began with the privatization of Abu Dhabi’s power and water sector in 1998, underscoring the importance of water security and provision of power to communities across the UAE. Since then, it has grown into a diversified company with operations in the UAE as well as Canada, Ghana, India, Iraq, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and the United States.
TAQA is proud to be a company that provides energy and water to communities around the world. Powering a thriving future by efficiently providing sustainable and reliable energy and water to unleash the unlimited potential of people and places.
At the 3G Awards this year, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) won the 3G Championship in Corporate Governance Award 2022 for providing clean power and water that governments, businesses and consumers need for a sustainable and successful life.
Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF)
Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF) was established in 2010 and was formerly known as the Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM) that provides learning solutions, events and services for human capacity development in the areas of Islamic finance and leadership.
As the Centre of Excellence for the finance industry in Brunei Darussalam under the purview of Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB), its mission is to shape future leaders, experts and innovators in the areas of Islamic finance and leadership through immersive programmes and world-class events. As of 2020, BILIF has conducted over 400 programmes and 50 events for more than 10,000 participants, including a new suite of Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) programmes and online events.
BILIF has forged strategic partnerships with local and international organisations, which has allowed it to improve the services, expertise and opportunities that can be provided to the clients. Moving towards the future, BILIF aspires to grow its international presence and provide highest quality education and services to achieve the nation’s Wawasan 2035 to establish Brunei Darussalam as an International Islamic Finance hub.
At the 3G Awards this year the Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF) won the 3G Human Resource Development Award 2022 for providing the highest quality education and services for the development of skilled, competent and visionary individuals.
“With the grace of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, I am deeply honoured to receive this very prestigious 3G Human Resource Development Award 2022 on behalf of Brunei Institute of Leadership and Islamic Finance (BILIF). Over the past few years, BILIF’s international presence has grown considerably through the international partnerships that we have forged and the accolades that we have received. These blessings have allowed us to strengthen our contribution toward human capital development and bring us closer to realising our vision of creating a world of industry-leading professionals equipped with high intellect and insight, particularly in the areas of Islamic finance. I would like to give my sincere gratitude to Brunei Darussalam Central Bank (BDCB) for their leadership and support and also to my fantastic team members for their tremendous efforts and dedication in our endeavour to bring professional talents On Course for Success.” – Yang Mulia Dyg Hajah Sufinah binti Haji Sahat, Chief Executive Officer, Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF).
Virtual University Pakistan
Virtual University is Pakistan’s first university based completely on modern information and communication technologies. Established in 2002 by the Government of Pakistan to promote distance education in modern information and communication technologies as its primary objectives, the university is noted for its online lectures and broadcasting rigorous programmes regardless of their students’ physical locations. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business administration, economics, computer science and information technology.
It is Pakistan’s first University to use free-to-air satellite television broadcasts and the Internet, allowing students to follow its rigorous programmes regardless of their physical locations. It thus aims at alleviating the lack of capacity in the existing universities while simultaneously tackling the acute shortage of qualified professors in the country. Virtual University aims at providing the very best courses to not only its own students but also to students of all other universities in the country.
At the 3G Awards this year, Virtual University Pakistan won the 3G Social Responsibility in Higher Education Award 2022 for providing infrastructure support as well as high-quality education to local and international students.
“Education always remains the backbone of the socio-economic development of any nation. The creation of knowledge enables them to lead others. The current era is known for its progress in digitisation and developments in ICT infrastructure. The Virtual University of Pakistan is the only one that provides opportunities for learning in all odd circumstances with the motto of world-class education at the doorstep and the University that never sleeps.” – Virtual University of Pakistan.