Aglobal report suggests that wealthy Asian investors are leading the world when it comes to socially responsible investment (SRI).Thursday, 26 July, 2007, 12:00am
'Socially responsible' assets - those owned by companies whose businesses meet recognised social, environmental and governance standards - are growing more popular around the world, a forum heard yesterday.19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Companies in the region could find themselves in hot water if they are unaware of strict US anti-corruption laws
Hong Kong companies that comply with local laws on bribery and corruption may still be at risk of prosecution by merely having peripheral dealings with American businesses, which are subject to much tougher laws.14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits Americans from bribing government officials overseas, was passed in 1977.14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
SMEs require specialists to meet standards and consumer demands
The rapid rise of green consumerism is causing Hong Kong businesses to switch to more proactive, long-term environmental planning and management, and this is creating demand for professionals in the field.7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Manufacturers, distributors and retailers must conform to many product safety standards, industry requirements and even social responsibility conduct in the various countries in which they operate.
Navigating safety and labour regulations can be challenging, especially when the product and the head office are in separate countries.9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
China's population of more than 1.3 billion people and a robust economy, which is among the world's fastest-growing, have made the country an irresistible target for international companies keen on increasing their sales and profitability.21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
MOST OF US are aware of global warming, although not all have been persuaded by the arguments - or not until you had to dump the peach blossom way before the New Year began. Not until your expensive Chinese silk jacket was soaked with sweat on New Year's Day.24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
More than 300 students from 15 secondary schools took part in a workshop learning business ethics under the guidance of Hang Seng Bank executives earlier this month.
It was the first workshop of this year's New Leaders Programme, organised by Junior Achievement Hong Kong and principally sponsored by Hang Seng Bank.22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Reliance on unskilled jobs could harm economy: academics
Hong Kong may face serious economic and social challenges in the next decade with more young people relying on unskilled casual work to make a living, a labour officer and academics have warned.21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am