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Business Ethics

Body Shop sale has the whiff of hypocrisy

The sale of Body Shop International, an icon of ethical cosmetics, to L'Oreal smells of money rather than roses. The makeup has been removed and the claws are out.

Sunday, 19 March, 2006, 12:00am

Former ombudsman finds new cause in raising ethical values

It may seem like a break from his former positions as legislator and ombudsman but Andrew So Kwok-wing thinks his work promoting ethical values in education and business is a continuation of his lifelong career in public service.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Ernst & Young refuses to risk its good reputation

Ernst & Young has turned down about 25 per cent of potential clients in recent years to prevent the accounting firm being drawn into possible scandals, according to newly elected chairman for Greater China David Sun Tak-kei.

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

China's give-and-take traditions strained by US anti-graft efforts

One major problem China faces in its march towards capitalism is rampant corruption. It has had limited success in fighting the disease but has been getting help from an unusual source - the United States' Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Businesses that respect the community benefit

Obligations to society may cost money but they also bring corporate gains

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Good corporate citizens: the path to a better future

Socially conscious corporations might sound like a contradiction in terms.

But the concept is taking hold in Hong Kong. The creation by the University of Hong Kong of awards for good corporate citizenship, given out for the first time yesterday, underscores the trend.

30 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Social responsibility ultimately reports to banal higher authority

'I believe that Corporate Social Responsibility - or CSR in short [by the way this is not Civil Service Regulation] - is definitely a good starting point for private companies.

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Cleaning up their corporate act

Contract cleaning is not a glamorous business. The workers come in when most offices close, wielding vacuum cleaners and cloths. When Ali Tuet was a teenager, his father woke him one night to say: 'Come with me to see how we do things.' The company had a new contract at the Mandarin Hotel, and the work began after midnight.

20 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Accountants take lead from Hollywood in the post-Enron world

Accountants are being encouraged to take their lead from a Marilyn Monroe movie and develop The Seven Year Itch.

19 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Staffing needs flexible approach

Casual and part-time employees help keep the ball rolling at the Regal Airport Hotel, writes Rachel Autherson

HOTEL MANAGERS in Hong Kong maintain a more stable, permanent workforce than their counterparts in Europe or the United States, where casual or part-time workers are readily available.

15 May 2004 - 12:00am