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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. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vehicle owners can't shirk their responsibility in polluter-pays society

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY LEUNG

    ... It is now up to the vehicle owners to take responsibility for the pollution they are causing and accept the idea that a polluter should pay. This means replacing their old vehicles as soon ... but by reflecting the true costs of pollution, behavioural changes can be made that will put us on the path towards a sustainable future for the next generation. Tiffany Leung is social media officer ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Roots the cause of league's rude responses

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When the League of Social Democrats emerged as the big winner in the Legislative Council election last year, analysts predicted that the rise of the radicals would profoundly ... staged by the league's legislators. But, as long as the undemocratic political system and social injustices remain unchanged, they see the league as a valuable voice to challenge the status ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Myths about poor justify Hong Kong's 'third world' spending on social welfare

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Economist says convenient myths justify city's third-world level of spending on social welfare 'Demonising the poor helps keep them down' Deliberate demonising of social welfare and labour protection is behind the city's backward policies in these areas, according to Leo Goodstadt, the former head of the Central Policy Unit. ...




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