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Pruning the corporate tree in China

Pruning the corporate tree in China

China has always been a challenging place to do business, and this is just as true for the process of rightsizing operations as it is for building a presence in the market. Brent Carlson, Director, Hong Kong, AlixPartners, offers guidance for companies looking to cull...

How sustainable buildings can contribute to the bottom line

How sustainable buildings can contribute to the bottom line

ESG reporting provides transparency on energy use. However, the question remains: how can companies use this information to manage their business and contribute to their success? Anne Jacobs, Senior Expert, Sustainable Construction, BASF, looks at how Chartered...

The future of KYC:  Hong Kong at a crossroads

The future of KYC: Hong Kong at a crossroads

Edmund Lowell, Founder, KYC Chain Ltd, argues that the solution to Hong Kongs current know your customer (KYC) compliance woes is distributed ledger technology and customer-owned digital identity. No one living in Hong Kong could be in any doubt that the methods...

CSj October 2017 (pdf version)

CSj October 2017 (pdf version)

Not for profit: A company secretary perspective Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...

Mixed-ownership reform and corporate governance  混改与公司治理

Mixed-ownership reform and corporate governance 混改与公司治理

Li Yang, Vice-President of Overseas Chinese Town (Asia) Holdings Ltd, looks at the governance implications of China's mixed-ownership reform drive. Mixed-ownership reform - the attempt to encourage a more diversified ownership of China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs)...

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