Posts Tagged ‘business’

The Business of CSR

The Business of CSR

The term corporate social responsibility – or CSR – has generated a lot of buzz in recent years. Many people in Hong Kong would associate it with the charitable and philanthropic acts of businesses. Practitioners say it goes further than that, and covers sustainability and engagement with workers, consumers and the community. But perhaps fewer people are aware of the criticisms that CSR is little more than corporate whitewashing and spin. Varsity looks at the arguments.

Tapping into the Future

Tapping into the Future

The popularity of mobile apps presents some of the best I.T. opportunities since the bursting of the internet bubble burst in 2000 and some Hong Kong developers are grasping those opportunities. Varsity asks what they need to survive and thrive in this competitive field?

Hong Kong’s Under-Stairs Shops Priced Off the Streets

Hong Kong’s Under-Stairs Shops Priced Off the Streets

Under-stairs shops have been a feature of Hong Kong street life since the 1950s. They were popular with small, local businesses because of their cheap rents. But with prices for Hong Kong’s retail spaces overtaking New York, these businesses are being forced to move or close for good.

Hong Kong’s Hand-crafted Violin Makers

Hong Kong’s Hand-crafted Violin Makers

Most people would not be able to tell apart a hand-crafted violin from a factory produced one. But the pursuit of the perfect sound and the appreciation of true aficionados keep Hong Kong’s violin makers committed to their craft.

Gift of the Gag

Gift of the Gag

Ray Chan Chin-ching has travelled from humble beginnings to co-found one of the world’s fastest growing internet comedy sites. Until 9GAG won backing from prestigious Silicon Valley venture capitalists, few in Hong Kong realised it was a home-grown operation. Here, co-founder shares the secret to his success as an internet entrepreneur.

The Taste of Childhood

The Taste of Childhood

Hong Kong’s traditional Chinese bakeries stay the course despite fierce competition

From Office to Boxing Ring

From Office to Boxing Ring

Meet Yolly Leung Pui-shan, Hong Kong’s first female Thai Boxing coach who gave up the life of an office lady to become Hong Kong’s first female Thai Boxing coach.
By Joyce Lee

The Survival of Small Supermarkets

The Survival of Small Supermarkets

Reporters: Christine Fung, Tiffany Ngai, Winnie Tse Supermarkets have become an indispensable part of our lives. But while the giant chains seem to dominate the industry, independent and smaller chain supermarkets are still striving to survive with their own strategies in a competitive environment. We have found that even though independent and smaller chain supermarkets […]

Students Seek Riches in Direct Selling

Students Seek Riches in Direct Selling

By Hazel Chung Chin Ching and Vinky Wong Hiu-ying It has hosted cheering crowds for countless pop concerts and sporting events, but on this night, the audience is there to see different kinds of stars. One woman is frantically pressing the record button on her recording pen as 2,000 pairs of inflatable clapping sticks whipped […]

Be your own boss

Be your own boss

Reporters: Nia Tam and Beverly Yau While thousands of graduates fill in countless job application forms and ponder their futures every year, other young people are not thinking about finding their dream job but about setting up their own business. Becoming an entrepreneur may be the realisation of a childhood dream or simply the result […]