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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOWN PLANNING

    Money, not a social mission, seems to be driving Urban Renewal Authority

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:26am by Olga Wong

    ... to strengthen social responsibility, the public now has choices. Owners can initiate redevelopment by inviting the URA to step in, or ask the authority to act as an agent and identify a developer ... profit before society? The Urban Renewal Authority's move to scale down its commitment to small projects initiated by building owners begs the question: does the authority value its social ...

  2. Blue chips have a lot to learn about corporate social responsibility

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... of corporations, comparable to the Enron-prompted corporate governance campaign, is under way. 'Corporate social responsibility [CSR] is going to be the theme in 2007 and the years after,' said ... It is about risk management. Concern on global warming will fuel growth in socially responsible investment which is already estimated at US$2.5 trillion in the United States. Second, the mainland ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Care in the community

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Universities are trying try to instil a sense of social responsibility in their students. Nora Tong learns about their experiences Care beyond the campus During the eight weeks ... before making it mandatory for all undergraduates from 2014-2015 onwards. "Higher education institutions have [a] responsibility to promote social and civic awareness and engagement among ...

  4. Directors must balance profits drive and social responsibilities

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Jake van der Kamp's Monitor column ('Social welfare? Firms must mind their shareholders first', November 15). One may agree with the author's suggestion a great majority of individual or institutional shareholders do not care enough about the social responsibilities of companies in which they invest. However, this is different from saying ...

  5. Businesses that respect the community benefit

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor Obligations to society may cost money but they also bring corporate gains CORPORATE SOCIAL responsibility (CSR) makes great copy. Annual reports are full of it. Television ... communications.' What exactly, then, is CSR? Any definition is bound to include words such as sustainability, ethical behaviour, corporate responsibility, and health and safety. Simply put, CSR is about ...

  6. CNPC report shoulders corporate social responsibility

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... yesterday released its first corporate social responsibility report as it seeks to measure up to international corporate practices. CNPC, the parent firm of listed PetroChina, in the 69-page report ... water supply for millions of people, including many in Russia. Mainland firms, which are just starting to produce social responsibility reports, face criticism from abroad that they ignore human ...

  7. Social networking sites require responsible use

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Facebook, it had attracted nearly 50 responses giving personal particulars such as detailed descriptions of life, photos, addresses, phone numbers and where the new 'friend' works. Social ... posted on social networking internet sites and willingly shared with other people. What we reveal is, therefore, a matter of judgment and common sense. As we report today, discretion is often ...

  8. Social responsibility not a charity case

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and Overy have in common? They are all committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR). It may be a relatively new concept for Hong Kong but CSR is vital if companies want to build ... visible way a company can demonstrate its social responsibility. This covers a company's involvement in the community in which it operates. 'Investment' usually takes the form ...

  9. Fascinating case study focuses on corporate social responsibility

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be unprofitable; the element of corporate social responsibility; the duty to protect shareholders' interests and the dimension of organisational behaviour. Some students take the 'strictly ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    'Moral responsibility' must determine fate of baby abandoned in Thailand

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... responsibility" should determine the fate of a baby born with Down's syndrome, reportedly abandoned by an Australian couple with its surrogate mother in Thailand. Morrison's comments came ... heartbreaking story, it really is," Morrison told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "This may fall more into the territory of what people's moral responsibilities are here. I note ...




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