Essential reading

Essential reading

The Essential Company Secretary is, just as the title suggests, a one-stop guide to the essential responsibilities and duties of company secretaries in Hong Kong. Last month the HKICS published a revised edition of the guide which, in addition to giving readers useful...
Corporate governance and the corporate secretary: a brief history

Corporate governance and the corporate secretary: a brief history

As a former regulator, HKICS Fellow and an academic, Anthony Neoh FCIS FCS, Senior Counsel, Hong Kong Bar, brings to the corporate secretarial profession a depth of historical knowledge as well as an intimate understanding of the practical challenges faced by...
Due diligence for IPO gatekeepers

Due diligence for IPO gatekeepers

Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) argues that the new regime for the regulation of IPO sponsors in Hong Kong is part of a new drive by regulators, both in Hong Kong and globally, to hold IPO gatekeepers accountable. It would not be...
Is the sustainability profession failing?

Is the sustainability profession failing?

Erin Lyon, Executive Director, CSR Asia, argues that it is time for an honest and open dialogue about why the sustainability profession is failing to effect real change in business practices. The sustainability profession is arguably nascent. In the relatively short...
Data security and board portals

Data security and board portals

Security is the number one reason why an organisation switches from physical board meeting packs to using a digital board portal solution. However, security is also often cited as the major concern for organisations which decide not to make that switch. Phillip...

Ask the Expert November 2013

Q: We are planning to launch an employee share incentive scheme – what are the trends in Hong Kong and China? A: Over the past 10 years in Hong Kong and China, there has been a dramatic increase in the types of share plans being implemented as compensation tools to...
CSj November 2013 (pdf version)

CSj November 2013 (pdf version)

Essential reading – New guidance on professional standards. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...