Business Ethics

Financial crisis proves greed is not good

With the greed-fuelled implosion of the western financial system following hard on the heels of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, corporate ethics has become a highly contentious issue for business schools.

Saturday, 23 May, 2009, 12:00am

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April 16

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Exciting position for smart leader

A high-powered role is on offer to someone from the Hong Kong business world who is smart, articulate and committed to the local community.

A non-profit organisation that provides advice, training and research to 44 mainly large companies in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR) would like to recruit a managing director.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Lean, clean, green textile dream

Manufacturers in the apparel trade are looking at new ways to lessen the impact on the environment

As environmental issues take hold around the world, a number of manufacturers are making a concerted effort to reduce the negative impact of their production processes.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Good practice begins at board level and filters down

Good corporate governance polices and practices provide the tools that can help lower cost of capital, generate higher returns on equity, provide greater efficiency and more favourable treatment of stakeholders.

According to the management of NWS Holdings, good corporate governance needs to begin at board and directorship level and permeate the entire company culture.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Nokia donation takes corporate responsibility out to the people

Nokia China this month announced that it will give Euro6 million (HK$68.3 million) to non-governmental organisation Plan China to finance more than 1,200 nursery and early childhood care centres across the country.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Lacking commitment

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.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Local firms put profits before social welfare

A six-month study of Hong Kong companies has found only a basic level of awareness of corporate social responsibility, with most firms interested in the concept only if it helps their commercial interests.

The report found Hong Kong companies were 'very good' in terms of ethical treatment towards customers and 'rather good' in terms of environmental protection.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Corporate responsibility is HK's business

Companies are starting to realise that there's more to life than generating huge profits, and giving back to the community can be just as important

Making Hong Kong a great place to live and work was the theme at last month's first Corporate Social Responsibility Hong Kong Conference at the JW Marriott Hotel.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Multinationals caught in web of corruption

Practising what one preaches isn't always easy. Multinational companies in the mainland have by and large worked hard to distinguish themselves from their local counterparts by stressing integrity and ethics.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

HKU student shines in the business of ethics

University of Hong Kong student Winnie Chan Wing-kit is adamant that business ethics isn't just a bunch of wishy-washy concepts to pay lip service to.

'It's vital for a business,' said Ms Chan, a third-year business administration and law student who scooped the first prize at a competition on global business ethics last Saturday.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Companies urged to contribute to society

Social and community development must go hand in hand with economic progress, businesspeople were told yesterday at a conference on corporate social responsibility.

13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

HKEx urged to encourage social responsibility

The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies has suggested that the stock exchange add social responsibilities into the code of best practices to promote better corporate governance, chamber chief executive Mike Wong Ming-wai said.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Globalisation fallout as valid as green issue, group says

Climate change and environmental protection are important aspects of corporate social responsibility, but there is a rising scepticism among some campaigners at how 'green' issues are suddenly being embraced.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Wealthy Asian investors number one in caring

Aglobal report suggests that wealthy Asian investors are leading the world when it comes to socially responsible investment (SRI).

The World Wealth Report from Merrill Lynch and Capgemini indicates that Asian high-net-worth individuals are allocating 10 to 15 per cent of their portfolios to SRI strategies compared with 6 to 8 per cent in other locations.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am