Systems Ecology

Living treasure

The 'Gold Cross' must surely be one of China's greatest treasures. It's neither a historical relic, like the terracotta warriors in Xian , nor a piece of ancient imperial jewellery. And it's real, rather than an imaginary Shangri-La.

Friday, 11 February, 2011, 12:00am

Costing the earth

What's the price of a bee? Or a tree? Or how about a hectare of mangrove swamp? What is our ecosystem worth?

Often when we consider the environment or climate change, we think in emotional terms. But looking at the damage done financially is another way to consider the problem.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

We should tread gently in the new Arctic shipping passage

Your recent editorial on the topic of the opening of the northeast passage, connecting Asia with Europe via Russia's Arctic north, should send shudders through those who care about the direction our actions on this planet are taking us ('A sea lane promising all manner of possibilities', September 11).

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Focus on corporate responsibility at art exhibition

Art lovers might have been grateful for a dictionary at the No Borders art gallery on Tuesday when French cosmetics company Clarins gave a media talk on corporate social responsibility.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Eco-friendly businesses win recognition

Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important throughout the business community.

As a result, the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) honours businesses and organisations that strive to protect the environment.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Firm stays committed to environment

Embracing ethical and greener practices may be a challenge for many other companies, but Jebsen's outlook on corporate social responsibility makes it a natural way of doing business.

While it has become vogue for firms to rally to philanthropic and environmental causes, something about the company's Danish roots suggests being a global citizen was always part of the plan.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Progress through quality and responsibility

In their constant efforts to improve, companies will often need to make changes to the way they operate. These changes can bring with them an element of uncertainty, but as any successful organisation knows, they must adapt to the constantly shifting environment they operate in.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Environmental group needs green engineer

Environmental Resources Management (ERM), is a leader in the field of environmental, risk, health and safety issues.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Visionary system of sustainability

Environmental performance

WHEN A COMPANY starts discussing environmental policies, the first question asked usually pertains to the cost and financial benefits such policies would bring.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The road to eco-friendly practices

Get commitment from management.

Get support from the entire organisation.

Implement an initial environmental review.

Identify and implement controls on noise and dust.

Develop an environmental management programme.

Motivate the environmental team.

Ensure availability of resources.

8 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Meeting challenge of protecting surroundings

MESSAGE This year marks the sixth annual Business and Industry Environment Conference and Exhibition.

Since its inception, this event has become a tradition and the only environmental conference with a business focus in Hong Kong.

9 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Environmental practices play essential role

THIS is the fourth consecutive year that the Private Sector Committee on the Environment, through the Centre of Environmental Technology, has organised the competition for the Environmental Performance Category of the Hong Kong Awards for Industry.

29 Sep 1995 - 12:00am