Welcome to CSj, the monthly journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

Is Hong Kong serious about corporate governance reform?

Is Hong Kong serious about corporate governance reform?

Hong Kong has the potential to be a world leader in corporate governance, believes Gordon Jones FCIS FCS, Hong Kong's former Registrar of Companies, but it will not realise this potential if it continues to allow vested interests to obstruct the corporate governance...

ESG – why now?

ESG – why now?

Arguments against companies addressing their environmental and social responsibilities have been soundly trounced, argues Josh Dowse, Principal, Dowse CSP, not so much by moral imperatives, but by the business case for engagement with environmental, social and...

Shareholder disputes

Shareholder disputes

Wilfred Wu, Principal, Specialist Advisory Services, BDO, suggests some simple and practical ways to mitigate or resolve shareholder disputes Disputes are an unavoidable fact of human life. People will often disagree with one another because of different opinions or...

Shanghai International Board  上海國際板

Shanghai International Board 上海國際板

The launch of an international board on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, originally slated for 2010, has been delayed again. While there is no official timeline for its introduction, it is the centerpiece of China's plans to turn Shanghai into a global financial centre by...

CSj June 2012 (pdf version)

CSj June 2012 (pdf version)

Global profession - Who are your global peers? Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...

In search of a balanced board – The case for diversity

In search of a balanced board – The case for diversity

Many female readers of this journal will no doubt have had the experience of being the only woman present at board meetings. How would they pitch to their male colleagues the need for better board diversity? CSj outlines a fictional company secretary's defence of...

Keeping in touch – Linking companies and their owners

Keeping in touch – Linking companies and their owners

This month's interviewee – Naz Sarkar ACIS, the regional CEO for the UK, the Channel Islands, Ireland and Africa at Computershare Investor Services PLC – discusses the way that Chartered Secretaries involved in the share registration business can help develop and...

Ad
Ad
Ad