Skyscrapers in Central, the heart of corporate Hong Kong. Companies in Hong Kong would do well to refer to a recent Business Roundtable statement that puts the focus on workers, suppliers and communities as a way to deliver long-term value to shareholders. Photo: Winson Wong
Ming Wong
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Ming Wong

Hong Kong businesses can help to end the street protests, by putting stakeholders above shareholders

  • A profit-at-any-cost corporate mindset, especially in real estate, has created deep inequalities, a major factor behind the protests roiling Hong Kong
  • Companies that can invest in employees and focus on delivering value to society will be initiating a paradigm shift that will ultimately benefit shareholders

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Skyscrapers in Central, the heart of corporate Hong Kong. Companies in Hong Kong would do well to refer to a recent Business Roundtable statement that puts the focus on workers, suppliers and communities as a way to deliver long-term value to shareholders. Photo: Winson Wong
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A deserted Cathay Pacific Airways check-in area, after all flights were cancelled over protests at Hong Kong International Airport against alleged police brutality and the now-shelved extradition bill, on August 12. A fifth of Cathay’s flights are directed at the China market, comprising 24 destinations on the mainland. Photo: AFP
Surya Deva
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Surya Deva

China business or human rights? Hong Kong protests leave Cathay facing a tough balancing act

  • Doing business in China while respecting human rights is never easy for any company
  • Cathay can overcome the challenges only if it explores ways to honour both the legitimate demands of Chinese authorities and its own responsibilities on rights

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A deserted Cathay Pacific Airways check-in area, after all flights were cancelled over protests at Hong Kong International Airport against alleged police brutality and the now-shelved extradition bill, on August 12. A fifth of Cathay’s flights are directed at the China market, comprising 24 destinations on the mainland. Photo: AFP
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