Jointly curated by Stewardship Asia Centre (SAC), the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, WTW and The Straits Times, Steward Leadership 25 (SL25) is an annual listing of the 25 best stories of steward leadership excellence within the Asia-Pacific region. The SL25 listing will showcase narratives from organisations that have demonstrated resolute actions in pursuing and achieving their own unique versions of stewardship purpose while living stewardship values. Organisations included in the SL25 list will have demonstrated steward leadership in strategy, execution, and shaping culture.
Some industry lists or awards recognise companies for effective stewardship based on quantitative measures such as compliance, reporting and disclosure. However, excellence in stewardship requires going beyond regulation and reporting. SL25 takes a qualitative approach to recognise proactive and genuine leadership intent. Selected stories that make the list will be publicised on SAC’s, the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society’s, WTW’s and The Straits Times' news and corporate platforms. By highlighting these stories, SL25 aims to recognise, encourage and celebrate steward leadership excellence and inspire more organisations to pursue a stewardship purpose.
A New Way To Celebrate Businesses Creating A Collective Better Future
The 21st-century business leadership challenge is to be profitable while making a real positive contribution to improving the well-being of our society and the environment. Globally, organisations are urged to step up to solve humanity’s existential challenges with tangible outcomes. Against this backdrop, Stewardship Asia Centre (SAC), INSEAD's Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, WTW and The Straits Times launched Steward Leadership 25 (SL25), an annual list that recognises and celebrates the best 25 companies that have demonstrated excellence in steward leadership.
Nominate Your Story
What are the nomination requirements?
Submissions should demonstrate how your initiatives or policies demonstrate steward leadership to create a collective better future articulated in your organisational purpose. These projects should have occurred between 1 March 2019 and 1 March 2022.
The SL25 listing covers the Asia-Pacific region and accepts entries from the following categories: 1. Large and Multinational Companies, 2. Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and 3. Social Enterprises. The best 25 steward leadership success stories will be chosen from among these three categories.
What are the judging criteria?
The key focus of the judging process will be on the pursuit and achievement of your organisation’s stewardship purpose through an initiative or policy that you have identified. The judging panel will also be interested in evidence of how embedded values or ethics in the culture of the organisation have helped to bring about an outcome that led to the creation of a collective better future for multiple stakeholders.
The judges are more interested in the substance rather than the form of your submission. However, you are encouraged to provide as much detail as you can. More information can be found in the "Nomination Guide" below.
How to submit your nomination?
Please submit your stories via the "Submit Nomination" link below. Alternatively, you can download the hardcopy "Nomination Form". Email your entry as well as any supporting documents to SL25@stewardshipasia.com.sg. Entries from around the Asia-Pacific region are welcome.
What is the timeline for nomination?
The submission and nomination period is from 31 March 2022 to 30 June 2022. The 25 organisations that have excelled in steward leadership will be revealed at the Steward Leadership Summit on 30 November 2022.
Who can I contact for enquiries?
For any enquiries, please send them to SL25@stewardshipasia.com.sg.