Responsible ownership: Hong Kong in the global context

Responsible ownership: Hong Kong in the global context

With the Securities and Futures Commission recently publishing proposals designed to encourage proactive engagement between investors and publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, Lucy Newcombe, Global Corporate Communications Director at Computershare, looks at the...
Shareholder engagement and the corporate secretary

Shareholder engagement and the corporate secretary

CSj takes a look at new best practice recommendations for corporate secretaries on shareholder engagement. Since the launch of the UK’s Stewardship Code in 2010, shareholder engagement has been climbing the corporate and regulatory agenda around the world. The...
Carbon accounting and reporting in Hong Kong

Carbon accounting and reporting in Hong Kong

Few companies in Hong Kong are monitoring and reporting on their greenhouse gas emissions. CSj takes a look at the growing stakeholder and regulatory pressure to ensure businesses catch up with international best practice in this area. In 2013, Carbon Care Asia (CCA)...
An Earth Year

An Earth Year

Governments around the world will be gathering in December this year to sign a new global agreement on greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Johan Rockström, Professor of Global Sustainability, Stockholm University, looks at what needs to be agreed in order to avoid...
Disclosure of inside information – an update

Disclosure of inside information – an update

One of the toughest challenges facing companies seeking to comply with Hong Kong’s statutory regime for the disclosure of inside information, as set out in Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance, has been identifying what is and what is not inside...
Domain name disputes: does arbitration work?

Domain name disputes: does arbitration work?

Internet domain name disputes are still a relatively new area for companies in Hong Kong. Zoe Chan FCIS FCS, Solicitor, gives some advice on the hazards of getting arbitration awards in this area enforced. One of the reasons businesses prefer arbitration proceedings...

Ask the Expert June 2015

Q: Please advise whether the word ‘audited’ has to be added in the preliminary annual results announcement of a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to reflect that such results have been audited by the company’s independent auditors. A: There is...
CSj June 2015 (pdf version)

CSj June 2015 (pdf version)

Shareholder engagement – The company secretary role. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...