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  1. Raising awareness of corporate social responsibility

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Hanson

    ... economically but the environment and society are suffering. At GIFT we are trying to balance the three. We help industry and government tackle environmental, social and political issues. That is how we ... a social goal. We do this by using traditional consultancy methods of research, analysis and reporting- all the things consultants do- but for social and environmental outcomes,' Dr Tang said. ...

  2. Smart money

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com The best sites for socially responsible investing: www.ussif.org Everyone should be interested in sustainability issues, so why not investigate how you can invest in companies that truly practise it? The US-based Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is a non-profit organisation. It balances long-term money returns with social ...

  3. A fair chance at a decent job: is it too much to ask?

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... breached. So what would efficient, socially responsible growth look like? To begin with, the needs of productive enterprises and workers in the real economy must dislodge financial interests and the bonus culture from the driver's seat of the global economy. This will not be easy. We need socially responsible fiscal consolidation (policy aimed at reducing government deficits and debt ...

  4. Decent wages can help to build a more harmonious society

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I applaud the call, from convenor of the Executive Council Leung Chun-ying, for Hong Kong's bosses to show their corporate social responsibility by giving low-paid workers a pay rise ... Better Life'. This can be achieved if employers accept their corporate responsibilities. Using substantial public funds on remedial measures to tackle poverty and its associated social ...

  5. Don't raise prices, trade group urges members

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The All China Federation of Industry and Commerce, the chamber of commerce for non-state companies, released an open letter yesterday urging its members not to raise prices or manipulate supplies. Tens of thousands of member enterprises were asked to 'voluntarily take social responsibility and ease the worries of the authorities', in an open letter issued ...

  6. Mainland regulator urges consumer firms not to increase prices

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing The mainland's price watchdog is discouraging retailers from raising prices and has vowed to investigate any breaches as it seeks to curb soaring inflation. The National Development and Reform Commission recently contacted some leading consumer goods manufacturers, urging them to exercise 'social responsibility' and not 'raise prices ...

  7. Act now on the global jobs crisis, or risk a lost decade

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of dignity: rights, social protection and voice. The situation could get worse. With the slowdown in the global economy, we are on the edge of a global jobs recession that could last a whole decade. And if we ignore the widespread aspiration for a fair chance at a decent job, the social and political consequences could be catastrophic. With G20 leaders meeting in Cannes this week, their biggest ...

  8. Norway's stake in PetroChina causes row

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... International, an NGO based in the United States and Southeast Asia, described the Norwegian Ministry of Finance's decision as 'a troubling setback for socially responsible investing'. ... completely rejected a council recommendation. The Council on Ethics is known as the leading socially responsible investor in the world, so a finding by this body carries great weight with investors, ...

  9. Minimum-wage policy has to be worked out in a local context

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a whole. So what is the real problem when society calls for employers to show their corporate social responsibility by paying low-paid workers decent wages- so as to enable them to make ends meet? ...

  10. Creative escapes

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... how to be successful while being socially responsible in a sustainable way. At Esquel, a company in the traditional, labour-intensive garment industry, we touch the lives of the less ... on employing low-skilled, cheap labour, it will never make a significant social contribution by improving the lives of the less privileged. In fact, technology-driven change is the way forward. We ...




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