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  1. Perfect time for businesses to take responsibility

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... social responsibility (CSR) projects. However, over the past several years concern about environmental issues, such as climate change and work-life balance, have prompted many companies to integrate 'sustainability' and 'social responsibility' into their business strategies. Jane Lau, CLP Holdings director- group public affairs, said the principles of CSR were ...

  2. High social cost of buying cheap clothes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lisa Genasci

    ... the manufacturing process used is clean or polluting. In other words, we generally ignore the environmental or social costs that add to the 'true' cost of manufacturing. That bill is left ... As consumers, do we not have a responsibility to think about how much and how we are consuming while we wait for labelling to guide us? Lisa Genasci is CEO of the Hong Kong-based ADM Capital Foundation ...

  3. Who should be mainly responsible for protecting the environment? (ie. the government? scientists?...)

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... someone should be held responsible for protecting the environment, and that's the government. When I say 'the government', I mean the governments in every country. There are several ... proper use of our limited land supply. Thirdly, the government can put right past mistakes that have damaged the environment. The government may have the ultimate responsibility, but this does ...

  4. Global warming happening now

    Posted Feb 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to prevent global warming, we need everyone's help. The world's largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, the US has a responsibility to co-operate with other nations to protect the environment. Time is against us because we are already experiencing the consequences of climate change. We need to act now. NATASHA TANG, Repulse Bay The world's language In response to the letter ...

  5. Knee-jerk government the last thing we need

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... large financial and social costs involved. Pressure on Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah to give some of the more than HK$71 billion surplus back to the community in the budget resulted ... This is a rich city, but authorities cannot continue giving handouts in response to public concerns. Hong Kong, with the challenges of a fast-ageing population, air pollution and competition from ...

  6. Increasing reliance on nuclear energy is not the answer for HK

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... province). This portrayal of nuclear power is misleading and unacceptable for a government consultation paper. Nuclear energy threatens the safety of future generations. A responsible government ...

  7. Mainland must tackle its mountain of rubbish

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Few mainland cities are effectively equipped to cope. Local administrations are responsible for most of the garbage collection, but they generally lack the funding and innovation ... waste treatment requires high up-front investment and operational costs. But Beijing has not put this high on its list of social priorities. This needs to change. One way to accelerate ...

  8. Visibly wrong

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... The government's own data attests to high pollution, particularly at roadsides. Doctors and health experts are so fed up with the slow response on what they see as a health crisis that they are getting ...

  9. Officials must act to curb damaging effects of light pollution

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... energy. These schemes rely on public participation and social responsibility rather than legislation and restrictions. To curb energy wastage, the government can also set up a recycling system ... has to take responsibility and raise public awareness about the need to combat light pollution. At present we have no regulations controlling this form of pollution. The administration should ...

  10. The power of unity

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... that a particular policy is in the interests of the community. The administration's response showed that officials welcome a mandate to take decisive action and work on reforms. The fact that public ...




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