The 2009 GBC Business Excellence Awards are earned by companies that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, actions and results. These companies have had exceptional successes in putting their assets to work in the fight against three of the greatest threats of our time. These companies are having real impact on improving the lives of people and communities around the world.
Business is indispensable in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The reach, infrastructure, and competencies of the private sector-honed amid the demands of global competitiveness-are powerful assets.
Of course, it's people who create programs and achieve success. Commitments come from CEOs and boards of directors. They come from people at all levels who care about the cause. Business is critical to the fight largely because of people's talents, creativity, and know-how.
So congratulations to the winners. Let's celebrate their success. Let's learn from them. The problems are not insurmountable, but there is much more we need to do.