Hands in chains

7 July, 2021

Calls grow for tougher rules on human rights in supply chains

There is now major pressure for the UK to update its laws governing the way companies approach the risk of human rights abuses in their supply chains. Some form of action looks almost certain. Camp...
Chinese flag in front of skyscrapers

15 June, 2021

NBIM says China should tighten rules on corporate ESG reporting

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has told China its requirements for corporate ESG reporting could be better. In a letter addressed to the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Norges ...
ByteDance and TikTok logos

24 May, 2021

ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming hands over to co-founder Liang Rubo

ByteDance co-founder and head of HR Liang Rubo has been named as the technology company’s new chief executive. Zhang Yiming, the founder and current CEO, has announced he will “transition to a ...
Businessman handing over a cheque

21 September, 2020

When corporate social responsibility is mostly for show

In developed economies, consumers have been saying it loud and clear: corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a must, not a nice-to-have. As far back as 2010, more than 88% of consumers thought firms...
Hong Kong skyline

10 June, 2020

Investors signal unease with banks’ support for Hong Kong security law

China’s efforts to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong has proved controversial with pro-democracy campaigners, but companies that initially supported Beijing are now seeing pressure fro...
Coronavirus risk

18 February, 2020

FRC issues advice on coronavirus risk disclosures

Concern about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on business has reached such an extent that regulators have revealed companies will have to consider whether it is a disclosable risk, while there is...
British and EU flags, Brexit

16 January, 2019

Brexit, cybersecurity and climate change lead risk concerns for 2019

Even as prime minister Theresa May this week failed to gain parliamentary support for a Brexit deal, the country was being warned that the UK’s departure from the EU could “blind” corporate lead...
people together, corporate culture, trust, responsible business

23 July, 2018

The cultural attributes of the most innovative companies

Innovation is the number-one priority of today’s CEOs. They correctly perceive that the fast-turning treadmill of disruption topples organisations that stand still. The only sure-fire way to stay on...
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, HKEX

28 February, 2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes allowing dual class shares

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has proposed allowing IPOs with "weighted voting rights", including dual class shares, in a package to reform corporate governance for the territory. The move is widely...
China, Chinese business

27 October, 2017

Overcoming difference as Chinese investment in Europe grows

Five years ago if European companies—irrespective of the industry sector—were seeking new investors, they could count on direct foreign investment from China. Indeed...