Business Ethics

Panel urges honest practices

A BELIEF that companies should pursue profit above all else has been attacked by the organisers of today's Conference on Business Ethics.

Wednesday, 4 May, 1994, 12:00am

High ethical norm crucial to survival

HONG Kong companies must adopt ethical codes of conduct if they are to survive in an increasingly competitive business environment, delegates to today's Conference on Business Ethics will be told by one of its organisers.

4 May 1994 - 12:00am

Governor calls for level playing field

STRONG support for today's Conference on Business Ethics has come from Governor Chris Patten who will address delegates during the proceedings.

In a message to delegates, Mr Patten called on the business community to establish clear codes of conduct to guard against corruption.

''Ethics are not a matter for philosophers and theologians alone,'' he said.

4 May 1994 - 12:00am

Corruption in region angers managers

MANY managers of large corporations in Asia-Pacific region are fed up with the impoverishment of their families and nations because of corruption, says the president of a US research and consulting group on business ethics.

3 May 1994 - 12:00am

Entangled corporate affairs 'create climate for corruption'

THE tangled business affairs of many of Hong Kong's top entrepreneurs encourage a climate of corruption, a conference heard yesterday.

Bosses of big corporations find it all too easy to award contracts to privately-owned companies in which they or members of their family have a stake.

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Conference aims to put ethics back into HK business

WITH reported complaints of corrupt practices soaring in the territory, a campaign to encourage fair play in the corporate sector will start in earnest in May when a major conference on ethics in business is held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre and attended by Governor Chris Patten.

15 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Silent fears

A RECENT TV programme highlighted the problem of sexual harassment in US families. Most of the victims were children and teenagers. Victims were often afraid to tell their parents what they had suffered. One reason was that they were told to be silent. There was the shame too, or maybe they thought it might be their fault.

22 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Kader fire gets US attention

THE fatal fire at Kader Holdings Co's 40 per cent-owned plant in Thailand is getting substantial media coverage in the United States and is making American companies more wary of link-ups with developing countries, according to the head of a US think-tankon corporate responsibility.

24 May 1993 - 12:00am

Ethics guide finds no buyers in Guangdong

IT is difficult to guess what the governor of Guangdong province, Mr Zhu Senlin, made of the document entitled The Minnesota Principles: Towards an Ethical Basis for Global Business.

Mr Robert MacGregor, president of the Minnesota Centre for Corporate Responsibility, presented them to the governor during a recent day-long seminar with Mr Zhu and local mayors.

24 May 1993 - 12:00am

Call for laws to deal with sex pests

A SURVEY claims one in two women have been subjected to obscene telephone calls, sparking demands for legislation to prevent sexual harassment.

Most of the calls are from people pretending to be doing sex surveys, and many claim to be from the Family Planning Association (FPA).

11 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

UK bribery law will affect HK businesses

Britain yesterday released guidelines for the world's strictest anti-bribery legislation, which affects UK companies operating in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

31 Mar 2011 - 7:00pm