“This address not only taught about corporate social responsibility and sustainability, it also made me think about the topics in an even broader way than I already was thinking. This will help me in my role as a public and private sector leader and mentor.”

Todd D. Robinson, U.S. Ambassador
U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City


U.S. Department of State

The ACE Awards established by the Department of State recognizes the important role U.S. businesses play abroad as good corporate citizens further the commitment to CSR, innovation, exemplary practices and democratic values worldwide. Bati was in the company of other global leaders recognized in this same cohort which included individuals from the likes of Coca Cola, Boeing, Citibank, Dole, Esso and Fruit of the Loom to name a few.

The ACE seeks to highlight ways in which U.S. companies represent American values in the way they do business, in line with international best practices such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Nominations for the ACE are put forward by Chiefs of Mission of U.S. embassies and consulates, for the work of a U.S. company in a particular country. Finalists and winners for the ACE are chosen by a selection committee comprised of senior U.S. government officials.