Category Archives 2017

The not-for-profit sector offers a rewarding and increasingly popular career stream for Chartered Secretaries. This month, CSj talks to company secretaries about the rewards and the challenges of working in this sector. In the context of the limited resources not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) generally have, it is understandable that their priorities…

CSj interviews four Chartered Secretaries working for Mainland enterprises listed in Hong Kong about the challenges they faced studying for the International Qualifying Scheme and about the benefits the Chartered Secretarial qualification has brought them in their work and professional careers. Acquiring the CIS post-nominals is no easy matter. First,…

China has always been a challenging place to do business, and this is just as true for the process of rightsizing operations as it is for building a presence in the market. Brent Carlson, Director, Hong Kong, AlixPartners, offers guidance for companies looking to cull non-core and/or under-performing assets to…

ESG reporting provides transparency on energy use. However, the question remains: how can companies use this information to manage their business and contribute to their success? Anne Jacobs, Senior Expert, Sustainable Construction, BASF, looks at how Chartered Secretaries can use information about building energy efficiency to make a significant contribution…

Edmund Lowell, Founder, KYC Chain Ltd, argues that the solution to Hong Kongs current know your customer (KYC) compliance woes is distributed ledger technology and customer-owned digital identity. No one living in Hong Kong could be in any doubt that the methods currently used to gather and store identity information…

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