The changing face of corporate governance in Hong Kong:
Diversity on Boards
At Community Business, we have been researching and advocating
for more diversity and inclusion in the workplace in Asia for a
number of years and we see the new provision to the corporate
governance as a significant step forward for Hong Kong.
Some of Hong Kong¡¦s companies are already practicing diversity
within their organisations and can now extend this enlightened
thinking into their boardrooms, so we will hope to see some
early adopters reporting ahead of the September deadline and
creating positive peer pressure for others to follow suit.
Diversity on Boards - looking beyond the boardroom
Following the announcement of Hong Kong
Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) to introduce a new code provision
in its corporate governance code to promote more boardroom
diversity, action is already underway to help companies get
ready to comply by the 1 September 2013 deadline.
14 December, in the spirit of collaboration and openness,
Community Business hosted a meeting of 23 people representing 18
different organisations providing them with an opportunity to
share plans and identify potential synergies.
Work-Life Balance As a Strategy for Success
An efficient, hardworking and competitive workforce with a
¡§can-do¡¨ attitude is seen by many as a recipe for Hong Kong¡¦s
success. For many people, this recipe also includes long working
hours and being overloaded with more work than they can handle.
amount of data showing the negative effects of poor work-life
balance on employee wellbeing, productivity and performance,
Hong Kong¡¦s working environment is still characterised by a
culture of ¡§face time¡¨ ¡V the need to be physically present at
work to be perceived as committed.
Diversity & Inclusion in Asia 2012 Conference - Inclusive
Leadership and Achieving Asia 2.0 Growth
Asia has emerged as the new center of global economic growth,
which is now being driven by rising consumption and increased
innovation across the region. The demands of the Asian
consumers, with unique and increasingly sophisticated needs, are
changing the way companies create, design and market
products. They are fueling a new growth model we call Asia 2.0.
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