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  1. Agility 'people bank' pays off

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... worthy causes it might support as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. In Hong Kong, this means working with non-government organisations such as the Crossroads ... and scale of projects they can undertake has a tone of greater local relevance.' Clary says that projects should meet priority focus areas of youth and education, health, disaster response ...

  2. Community work blends in at Starbucks

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... worldwide brands. So when their minds turn to issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the same mode of thinking invariably applies. If they are going to make a difference, it has ... social responsibility article for the HR Trends column on the last Saturday of each month Coffee break Store managers encouraged to develop CSR initiatives to benefit the local community Projects ...

  3. Time for community to profit

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Seth Yeung

    ... Seth Yeung Corporate social responsibility (CSR) may have started as a novel concept where profit-generating businesses promote issues of public interest, but one Hong Kong professional body believes that it should be just as important for non-profit organisations to give back to the community. Angeline Chin, chief executive of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong, ...

  4. Convincing companies to make a difference

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... social responsibility strategies and community investment initiatives. Mahtani and her colleagues produce research and conduct training. There were many difficulties at the start. 'I was knocking on doors and asking companies to become members. There was almost no baseline understanding of responsible business,' says Mahtani, who succeeded in convincing companies that being ...

  5. HK firms take ethical stance for commercial reasons, survey finds

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Cost management is the main reason for companies in Hong Kong to adopt corporate social responsibility policies, a global survey has found. The study found that while Hong Kong was ranked 29th in the world for economies with the highest percentage of private firms with corporate social responsibility programmes- with 37 per cent of privately held businesses adopting ...

  6. Voluntary activity catches on

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li THE ESTABLISHMENT of comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies can be traced back to the actions taken by certain US-based multinationals in the 1980s. Hong Kong companies still have some way to go to be on a par with them, even though the past decade has seen some improvement. 'Corporate social responsibility is sadly not as advanced ...

  7. Companies show they care

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to assume increasing importance. Organisations of every size and type are more willing to accept their broader duty to act sustainably, ... or marketing exercise instead of building something more substantive. 'Overall, there needs to be more training and awareness raising so that companies engage in meaningful and responsible ...

  8. Children learn 'magic' of play

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... history of contributing to the communities it serves. Lately, the group's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes have focused on youth, education and the environment- three areas ... of professionals who work with children, such as teachers and social workers, to introduce play into their charges' routine. Through its website, www.playright.org.hk, and online newsletter, ...

  9. Lacking commitment

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A survey of Hong Kong firms has found only a basic level of awareness of corporate social responsibility. What can be done to persuade companies do their bit for the community? Write to us. ...

  10. More caring HK firms recognised

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The number of Hong Kong companies being recognised for their socially responsible policies has jumped 40 per cent in a year. This year, 679 companies have been awarded the Caring Company logo by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, compared with 492 last year. The scheme is aimed at promoting corporate social responsibility. It started in 2002 and involves ...




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