The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) has been established under the IIBG. The centre is responsible for research in three different fields: 1) corporate reporting; 2) responsible investment; and 3) spirituality and ethics. Each field is led by an internationally renowned Distinguished Professor and a senior academic staff member of the OUHK. The research focus and work-in-progress of the three fields are as follows:
1. Corporate Reporting Team:
Dr Mandy Li (OUHK)
Professor Jeong-Bon Kim (University of Waterloo)
Responsible business represents a practical solution for a more sustainable world while increasing business and industrial growth. Our team, under the guidance of Professor Jeong-bon Kim, supports the idea of responsible business by investigating the impacts of corporate social responsibility initiatives on firms’ performances across different segments and on the stock markets. We also study how corporate reporting information can be used by firms in the integration of sustainability and social responsibility to deliver long-term business achievements.
2. Responsible Investment Team:
Dr Andy Kan (OUHK)
Professor Raphael Nicholas Markellos (University of East Anglia)
With the extensive research experience of Professor Raphael Markellos, a globally well-known scholar in the area of empirical finance and quantitative method, the team concentrates on a broad spectrum of empirical issues involving asset pricing, behavioural finance and corporate governance. The team hopes to explore the possibility of dealing with the big problems of our time related to finance sustainability so as to provide practical implications for corporate management and policymakers.
3. Spirituality and Ethics Team:
Dr Lenis Cheung (OUHK)
Professor Yochanan Altman (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Under the guidance of Professor Yochanan Altman, an internationally recognized scholar in human resource management and organizational spirituality, the research team explores a variety of topics, including sustainable human resource management, ethical consumption and ethical issues for sustainability. The team hopes to engage fellow academics and business practitioners in dialogues leading to policy and institutional changes and, ultimately, a more sustainable world.