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Corporate Social Responsibility

By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself

The dimming of Hong Kong's skyline for an hour one Saturday night late last month was a rehearsal of how it could truly be a "world city" in Asia. If Hong Kong is to have a future that we are all proud of, sustainability must shine through darkness, not flashy neon and LED lights.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 3:29am

India's mega rich lag far behind West in philanthropy

They may build skyscraper mansions, travel by private jet and throw sumptuous wedding parties, but it seems India's super-rich are much slower at opening their wallets for charity. India now has 55 dollar-billionaires, the fifth-biggest number in the world, according to a Forbes ranking this month.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:26am

Letters to the Editor, March 10, 2013

The global investing public is increasingly paying attention to the corporate social responsibilities of listed enterprises. Profitability aside, corporate performance in environmental protection, social contribution and human capital development are being factored into people's investment decisions.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am 1 comment

Public shows way with energy saving

Friends of the Earth successfully mobilised the public to save 52 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) in three months in our Power Smart contest while Hongkong Electric has failed to save as little as three million kWh.

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said that there is not much room for adjustments in the interim review of the Scheme of Control Agreements this year.

7 Jan 2013 - 2:36am

Few firms good enough for top governance prize

No company or organisation was good enough to win the highest prize in three of five categories of the corporate governance disclosure awards this year, the awards organiser, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said.

23 Nov 2012 - 1:40am

Ethics and care make eco-furniture store Tree grow well

It is not only the top executives of luxury brands like Louis Vuitton or Gucci that have trouble with cheap imitations. Managers at eco-chic furniture store Tree also battle unscrupulous copycats.

Tree managing director Kate Babington, a former executive of The Body Shop, says it is the No 1 de-motivator of staff attempting to sell their product.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Banking on high social returns

Citizen Commitment Week (CCW) may be an annual calendar highlight of Societe Generale's adherence to corporate social responsibility (CSR), but making a difference in the communities where the French bank operates is a year-long effort.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

East meets West

The curriculum of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) programmes now taught in Hong Kong naturally covers key practices and current developments in international business. But the school makes a point of always looking ahead, recasting courses and introducing new elements, so that students are ready for change and understand its potential impact.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Companies show they care

For companies everywhere, the balance sheet and profit statement will always be key measures by which performance is judged. But a significant shift in business thinking means the issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to assume increasing importance.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Children learn 'magic' of play

Many three-year-olds know their way around a computer these days. But take them outside and they may scream if they see an ant. Do you have any problem with that?

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am