The ESG challenge

The ESG challenge

How to prepare a business review In March this year, with the implementation of the new Companies Ordinance, Hong Kong imposed its first mandatory environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting requirement. Hong Kong-incorporated companies, unless exempted, will...
Forging a global profession

Forging a global profession

The importance of the corporate secretarial role, particularly as the gatekeeper for good governance, is now recognised globally, but there is an increasing demand in emerging and transition economies for practical guidance on how this role should be best carried out....
Privacy and data protection: from compliance to accountability

Privacy and data protection: from compliance to accountability

Allan Chiang, Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, outlines the competitive benefits to be gained by adopting a comprehensive privacy management programme. The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Privacy Ordinance) came into force 18 years ago...
Open-ended fund companies

Open-ended fund companies

Salina Yan, Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, outlines a new initiative to further develop Hong Kong’s asset management industry. Asset management has become...
中國報導 / 上市公司独立董事履职情况报告 摘要 (下)

中國報導 / 上市公司独立董事履职情况报告 摘要 (下)

《上市公司独立董事履职情况报告》是根据中国上市公司协会所发出的《上市公司 独立董事履职状况调查问卷》的调查结果而撰写﹐旨在对已实施十多年的中国上市 公司独立董事制度进行全面而客观的评估。上期刊载了该报告的摘要第一部分﹐本 文是第二部分﹐亦即最後一部分﹐论述独立董事制度存在的问题﹐并提出完善独立 董事制度的建议。 独立董事制度存在的问题 我国上市公司引入独立董事制度10多 年来,在优化上市公司治理结构,促 进上市公司规范运作方面发挥了积极 的作用。调查显示,调查对象对独立 董事在“促进公司整体发展”、“促...

Ask the Expert June 2014

Q:  Three out of the 10 directors on our board still request paper board packs – can you suggest the best ways to persuade these directors of the advantages of the digital pack? A:  Firstly, I would say that your experience in this regard is common, particularly in...
CSj June 2014 (pdf version)

CSj June 2014 (pdf version)

The ESG challenge – How to prepare a business review. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...