Board building – Improving the effectiveness of your board

Board building – Improving the effectiveness of your board

CSj looks at some best practice recommendations on board governance, their possible applications in the local business environment of Hong Kong and the company secretary’s role in boosting the effectiveness of boards. Board governance – how complicated can it...
An independent view

An independent view

Many corporate governance systems around the world have put increasing reliance on the role of the independent director, but what is it like to perform this role? What makes a good independent director? What is the relationship between the company secretary and...
Embracing the new GRI standards

Embracing the new GRI standards

Tony Wong, Founder and GRI Nominated Trainer, Alaya Consulting Ltd, argues that the new Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standards launched in October 2016 provide a user-friendly structure for Hong Kong companies of all sizes to start or continue...
Mergers and acquisitions:  new guidance

Mergers and acquisitions: new guidance

A new HKICS guidance note seeks to bring some clarity to the complex due diligence required to successfully manage merger and acquisition transactions, and to highlight the role the company secretary can play in the process. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are...
Our mission, our road ahead

Our mission, our road ahead

A dinner was held in Beijing in November 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) Representative Office in Beijing. On behalf of HKICS Council, HKICS President Ivan Tam FCIS FCS, gave a...
CSj January 2017 (pdf version)

CSj January 2017 (pdf version)

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