Business Ethics

Barclays chief tells staff to behave ethically or quit

Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays Plc. Photo: Bloomberg

Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins has ordered employees to sign up to a new ethical code of conduct or quit, as he seeks to draw a line under last year's damaging Libor manipulation crisis.

Saturday, 19 January, 2013, 5:12am

Letters to the Editor, September 30, 2012

Monkeys are now a serious problem. Photo: SCMP

More NGOs would help disabled

I agree with those who argue that the government is not doing enough to support the disabled in Hong Kong.

Barrier-free facilities are inadequate and many disabled people do not enjoy the same opportunities in the workplace as able-bodied colleagues.

30 Sep 2012 - 4:09am 3 comments

Council must 'shift to social benefits'

It's time for the Consumer Council to move on from promoting smart buys to focus on sustainability and ethics, according to its outgoing deputy head.

24 Sep 2012 - 4:06am

Keeping companies out of harm's way

Colum Bancroft, of Kroll Advisory Solutions, says companies want advice to stay out of trouble.

Tougher global rules against corruption and money laundering have sparked an increased demand for advice by companies in Asia trying to stay out of trouble.

14 Aug 2012 - 8:59am

Dress code gets a dressing down

The Shanghai Metro has come under fire for urging female passengers to 'have self-respect' and not wear revealing summer clothing - fashion advice that some condemned as sexist and inappropriate.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Learning to follow rules

Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Accounting Compliance HKUSPACE

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Smart money

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26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lighting the ethical path

For more than an hour, business students from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology fumbled their way around a park, ferry or marketplace in complete darkness, relying on instructions from a visually impaired guide.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Slump may see rise in complaints on ethics

Lay-offs by American firms operating in China in the event of a persistent downturn may increase the risk of whistle-blowing because of a recent change in law, lawyers warn.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Public approval at the heart of company caring awards

When the Caring Company award was launched 10 years ago, those of us involved saw it as a way to encourage the creation of closer ties between the business sector and, via social service groups, the disadvantaged.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Critics doubt anti-bribery stance

China has a patchy record when it comes to clamping down on bribes offered by its firms that are venturing abroad, say observers, and it remains to be seen if stricter laws will be enforced by corporate watchdogs.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Year of the part-time dragon

Short-term employment looks set to become a long-term staffing solution in Hong Kong, says Pallavi Anand, head of recruitment firm Robert Half. Despite the increase of multinational offices in the city, global economic uncertainty is prompting organisations to hold back on permanent headcount.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pioneers of social responsibility

Swedish companies are rightly seen as pioneers in many aspects of corporate social responsibility (CSR), recognising and accepting the wider obligations that are very much a part of international business.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

China big factor in U.S. probes of graft

Some 10 per cent of investigations of companies for breach of the United States' Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in the past five years involve companies doing business in China, international lawyers say.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Adopting ethical practices

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a lot more than a popular buzzword, according to Teresa Au, head of corporate sustainability at HSBC Asia-Pacific region. It's all about businesses adopting ethical and sustainable best practices to benefit customers, staff and the community at large, she adds.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am