Behavioural ethics – Don’t rely solely on good intentions

Behavioural ethics – Don’t rely solely on good intentions

  The business ethics debate is still hampered by our abiding fascination with the story of the goodies and the baddies, the heroes and the villains. The real picture, of course, is a little more complicated. In this article, Jeffrey M Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan &...
Public governance

Public governance

The governance of not-for-profit entities, public bodies and indeed the government itself is just as important as the governance of corporations, but receives far less attention. In a two-part article starting this month, Gordon Jones FCIS FCS, author and Hong...
Corporate governance: a director's duty

Corporate governance: a director's duty

Ultimately the board is responsible for maintaining a company’s corporate governance standards, but a number of cases handled by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) indicate that some directors in Hong Kong need to be reminded of...
Making the best of your career

Making the best of your career

Last year the Institute started a series of informal get-togethers under the guise of ‘Happy Friday for Chartered Secretaries’ – an opportunity for the Institute’s members of all ages and backgrounds to meet and discuss topical professional issues. At one...
The big picture

The big picture

The latest Global Risks report published by the World Economic Forum is an excellent resource for boards prepared to think more widely about the global trends shaping the future of businesses around the world Since the global financial crisis, companies have become...
Ask the Expert February 2013

Ask the Expert February 2013

Q: My board is concerned about data privacy and security – will an online platform increase or decrease these risks? A: One argument often wheeled out against the transition to a board portal is that security will be compromised. The idea, however, that asking...
CSj February 2013 (pdf version)

CSj February 2013 (pdf version)

Behavioral ethics – A new approach to ethical compliance. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...