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HSBC standing firm on Equator Principles

THE Equator Principles, a core component of HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd's project financing initiatives, form part of its wider approach to managing sustainable risks.


Kind Malaysia a CSR matching platform for PLCs

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia has made it mandatory for listed companies to report on a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme starting next year, said International Trade and Industry Ministry secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak.


Your 10 Questions

Mida chairman Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob fields the 10 questions posed by our readers.

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Howard Schultz to step down as Starbucks chairman

Former CEO to write book on coffee chain’s social-impact work; Myron Ullman to become next chairman


Why are we blind to inequality?

Think Asian by Andrew Sheng
THE concept that human beings should be equal is very old. It was the fight against injustice and inequality between the French royalty and the citizens that drove the 18th century intellectual Jean-Jacques Rousseau to write “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.”


Education of girls a wise investment



Reducing subsidies need to be done, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today admitted that some of the tough measures that had been taken to keep the country's finances in place, including the easing of subsidies, would have had a political cost to him but added that "what had to be done had to done" in the interest of country's economy in the long run.


Facebook and Twitter's real sin goes beyond spreading fake news

SOCIAL media companies are taking heat for influencing the outcomes of the U.S. presidential election and Brexit referendum by allowing fake news, misinformation campaigns and hate speech to spread.


Enhancing social, environmental standards in lending practices

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara is looking at the enhancement of social and environmental standards in lending practices of banking institutions, some of which already have in place fairly rigorous internal best practices.


Downturn calls for greater governance

KUALA LUMPUR:b/b>With the current global economic downturn, there is a greater importance for good corporate governance, according to Securities Commission (SC) chairman Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar.