Compulsory testing ordered for 42 locations

The government on Thursday said it had ordered compulsory testing for Covid-19 at 42 locations across the SAR. Anyone who has been to the locations at the time specified must take a nucleic acid test, even those who are fully vaccinated. "Persons subject to compulsory testing in accordance with a...

BDO公佈2022年BDO環境、社會及管治大獎得獎名單

HONG KONG, May 19, 2022 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 全球第五大會計網絡 ─ BDO今天公佈第四屆BDO環境、社會及管治大獎(「大獎」)的得獎名單。此大獎備受上市公司的廣泛支持,本年度各獎項的得獎企業是從約90個提名中選出,均展現卓越的環境、社會及管治(ESG)報告及披露。得獎企業由著名及專業的評審團選出,肯定了在推行可持續發展措施方面的傑出成績。BDO因應2019新冠病毒疫情(「疫情」)的情況,今屆BDO環境、社會及管治大獎頒獎典禮在網上舉行,並邀請關注者及大眾一同見證得獎企業於過去一年在ESG報告所付出的努力及取得的成就。BDO環境、社會及管治大獎舉行網上頒獎典禮,表揚堅守ESG承諾及在ESG方面表現出色的企業。(左起)立信德豪審計部董事總經理陳錦榮、立信德豪非審計部董事總經理江智蛟。立信德豪董事兼風險諮詢服務總監鄭文漢。為了應對全球急速暖化,企業應該履行企業責任,採納減少碳排放的方案,盡最大努力減少商業活動中所釋放的溫室氣體,致力實踐長期淨零排放的業務模式。2021 年,BDO國際發起BDO可持續發展運動,承諾在2050年之前達至溫室氣體淨零排放。BDO各事務所正共同努力實踐這一承諾,避免對地球產生不良影響。因而,BDO將今屆大獎主題定為「碳中和」,以表揚致力實現淨零排放並在減碳各方面表現出色的公司(見下列完整名單)。最佳ESG報告大獎評審團主席香港董事學會行政總裁徐尉玲博士BBS MBE JP表示:「ESG的採納是由董事會領導力、企業文化和員工行動共同推動。ESG報告能向持份者傳達公司的價值和貢獻。我很高興見到今年入圍者的高水平和得獎報告的卓越表現。這個獎項項目對促進可持續發展再次發揮作用,值得嘉許。」 ESG最佳表現大獎評審團主席世界綠色組織創辦人兼行政總裁余遠騁博士表示:「眾所周知,現時ESG是市場焦點,很高興看到參賽者在報告中均有提及業務先例,為TCFD框架做準備,從源頭著手。身為董事會的一員,我支持積極參與。總的來說,我很高興看到BDO繼續為社會帶來積極影響。」 主題大獎評審團主席世界自然基金會香港分會主管 - 企業可持續發展何美娟女士表示:「感謝BDO舉辦以碳中和為題的ESG大獎。我們正處於應對氣候變化的關鍵時刻、將升溫限制在攝氏1.5 度,避免給人類和自然帶來災難性的影響。商界在根據氣候科學迅速減少溫室氣體排放方面發揮著關鍵作用。企業必須與供應鏈的成員、客戶、投資者、監管機構和社會緊密合作,採取果斷行動實現可持續發展。」香港立信德豪會計師事務所審計部董事總經理陳錦榮先生MH JP表示:「BDO環境、社會及管治大獎已踏入第四屆,我們繼續鼓勵上市公司提升對社會責任和可持續發展舉措的認識。2022年是充滿挑戰的一年,疫情肆虐下,每家公司都需要想辦法進行重塑以維持運營。我們很榮幸看到許多老朋友,以及一些新面孔參與今年的獎項角逐,展示了他們在ESG領域的持續努力和卓越成就。本屆大獎以『碳中和』為主題,我們樂見許多公司展示了他們通過碳減排實踐淨零排放的努力,除此之外,他們亦將這一目標納入他們的長期業務模式。BDO作為「淨零金融服務提供者聯盟」的一員,致力響應2050年或之前達至全球溫室氣體淨零排放的目標。」香港立信德豪會計師事務所非審計部董事總經理江智蛟先生表示:「我們共收到近 90 份提名參加今年的獎項。 藉此機會,我謹代表 BDO 向我們的評審團、媒體合作夥伴和支持機構表示衷心的感謝,使本年度獎項得以順利舉辦。此外,我還要感謝參加獎項評選的所有公司。我們十分榮幸見證他們在ESG 方面取得的成果以及持續成長。受疫情影響,頒獎典禮已經連續兩年於網上舉行,我們期待明年能夠與大家見面,共享喜悅,見證成就。展望未來,BDO將繼續支持香港上市公司,協助它們提升ESG報告水平及表現,以促進香港整體的ESG的發展。」香港立信德豪會計師事務所董事兼風險諮詢服務總監鄭文漢先生表示:「作為持續提升 ESG 領域的積極倡導者,我們很高興看到有更多上市公司致力提升 ESG 實踐和披露質量。隨著ESG報告水平的不斷提高和參選企業的優異表現,今年『ESG年度大獎』的角逐更加激烈,對獲獎者的評判難度極大。藉此機會,我們要感謝我們的專業評委,他們運用自己的專業知識和豐富經驗,令獎項更具公信力和代表性。為把握有關趨勢,我們將繼續致力提高ESG參與度,從而進一步提升香港作為國際金融中心的領導地位。」2022年BDO環境、社會及管治大獎得獎名單 (排名不分先後)ESG 最佳表現大獎-大型市值中電控股有限公司 (002.HK)新世界發展有限公司 (017.HK)香港中華煤氣有限公司 (003.HK)ESG 最佳表現大獎-中型市值中遠海運港口有限公司 (1199.HK)嘉里建設有限公司 (683.HK)信義能源控股有限公司 (3868.HK)ESG 最佳表現大獎-小型市值中國光大綠色環保有限公司 (1257.HK)美麗華酒店企業有限公司 (071.HK)陽光房地產投資信託基金 (435.HK)ESG 最佳表現大獎-GEM沛然環保顧問有限公司 (8320.HK)羅馬集團有限公司 (8072.HK)最佳ESG 報告大獎-大型市值中電控股有限公司 (002.HK)聯想集團有限公司...

BDO announces winners of the BDO ESG Awards 2022

HONG KONG, May 19, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - BDO, the world's fifth largest accountancy network, today announced and honoured the winners of the fourth BDO ESG Awards (the "Awards"). This competition is widely supported by listed enterprises and this year's winners were selected from a pool of...

Dizraptor App Offers Pre-IPO Investments from $10,000

New York, NY, May 19, 2022 – (NovationWire) – This spring Dizraptor app has provided access to private equity investments for retail investors. The app lets you invest in disruptive technology companies at the mid- to late growth stages. Investments are available from $10,000 and up. Dizraptor can be downloaded from the App...

Telegram group admin jailed for conspiring to incite

A Telegram channel administrator has on Thursday been jailed for six and a half years, after he was found guilty of conspiring to incite others to commit illegal acts during the 2019 and 2020 social unrest. Ng Man-ho, a computer technician, was earlier convicted of seven counts of conspiring to...

Retention Cloud Leader CleverTap Acquires Leanplum

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and MUMBAI, India, May 19, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - CleverTap, the world's No.1 retention cloud, today announced it has signed definitive agreements to fully acquire San Francisco based Leanplum, a leading multi-channel customer engagement platform, for an undisclosed amount.This acquisition will make CleverTap a...

Restaurants flag up HK’s new taste for takeaways

A catering industry group on Thursday said a survey it backed suggests many people are reluctant to start eating out again, even as pandemic social distancing rules are eased. The Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants & Related Trades said a survey of about 1,100 people showed that one-in-five intend to...

Jobless rate rises to 5.4 percent, a 10-month high

Hong Kong's unemployment rate climbed to a 10-month high of 5.4 percent, official data released on Thursday showed. The latest jobless figure, covering February to April, spanned the peak of the Omicron wave of infections and the start of the phased easing of social distancing measures. It was up from...

宏光半導體引入新戰略投資者

HONG KONG, May 19, 2022 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 宏光半導體有限公司(「宏光半導體」,連同其附屬公司統稱「集團」;股份代號:6908.HK)欣然宣布集團引入新戰略投資者Wide Yield Investment Holding Limited (「Wide Yield Investment」),以支持集團打造世界級第三代半導體產業鏈平台的願景和發展。Star Eagle Enterprise Limited以總代價302,103,000港元向Wide Yield Investment出售100,500,000股股份(相當於集團已發行之股份總數約17.83%)。Wide Yield Investment及其最終實益擁有人於事項完成後已成為集團的主要股東。集團管理層對於引入Wide Yield Investment作為宏光半導體其中的主要股東之一感到欣喜,足證Wide Yield Investment對集團的業務策略及前景充滿信心。透過引入戰略投資者,宏光半導體相信其股權架構及財務狀況將得以進一步加強,讓其充分發揮於氮化鎵(「GaN」)半導體領域的發展並深化其實力。集團將繼續發揮現有優勢,加快發展GaN半導體業務,致力為股東創造持續且穩定的長期回報。關於宏光半導體有限公司宏光半導體有限公司(6908.HK)主要在中國從事半導體産品,包括發光二極管(「LED」)燈珠、新一代半導體氮化鎵(「GaN」)芯片、GaN器件及其相關應用産品以及快速充電産品的設計、開發、製造、分包服務及銷售。憑藉多年來在LED製造方面的行業專業知識,集團致力加快步伐研發及拓展GaN相關産品的應用,矢志成為一間集芯片設計、製造生産及銷售的半導體領先企業,並提供具有更高效率及更具競爭力系統成本的整體解决方案。有關更多資料,請瀏覽:www.hg-semiconductor.com Copyright 2022 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

HG Semiconductor Introduces New Strategic Investor

HONG KONG, May 19, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - HG Semiconductor Limited ("HG Semiconductor", together with its subsidiaries, "the Group"; stock code: 6908.HK) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new strategic investor, Wide Yield Investment Holding Limited ("Wide Yield Investment"), which supports the vision and expansion...

Manpower shortage holds back bar revival: Zeman

Nightlife tycoon Allan Zeman on Thursday welcomed the reopening of venues such as bars in the latest round of easing of social distancing measures, but cautioned that the industry was facing a shortage of personnel after months of closures. Speaking on RTHK's Hong Kong Today programme, Zeman said allowing bars...

Treatment of refugees shows European bias

Double standards exposed in attitude to Ukrainian, African migrants, official says A girl cries as migrants are rescued by crew members of the Abeille Languedoc ship after its generator broke down in the waters. They were trying to cross the English Channel illegally to Britain, off the coast of northern...

GfK Joins World AI Show & Awards as a Gold Sponsor

DUBAI, May 18, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - World AI Show & Awards, is taking place on 25 - 26 May 2022 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai. Daniel Shearly, VP of Products at GfK is delivering a Tech Talk on 'Transforming businesses with Artificial Intelligence' highlighting...