Is CSR Really Necessary?

Image by patpitchaya on Shutterstock So, you may be wondering, is corporate social responsibility (CSR) really necessary? Couldn't corporations just focus on their primary purpose: providing shareholders with satisfactory returns? Well, that line of thinking, quite frankly, is now considered as outdated as fax machines. While it's true that businesses exist to make a profit, the measures of corporate success today have broadened.  The emergence of CSR as an essential primer of modern corporate governance is no accident. It's a reflection of the evolving societal expectations of corporations. So, why has CSR become a non-negotiable for businesses? What is the definition of CSR? "Corporate Social Responsibility means pursuing business objectives in a manner that enhances your company's positive impact on society…

Unlock Profit Potential with a Transfer Pricing Specialist

Image provided by Adriana Calderon, Co-founder and Director of Transfer Pricing Solutions Asia Transfer pricing is like a game of chess, where every move has a financial impact. It's not just about strategy, but also about protecting your kingdom. - John Smith If you do not have the slightest clue on Transfer Pricing... You might be driving your business in a really bad direction. The next time you're at a gathering, and someone mentions 'Transfer Pricing', you might initially think it's just accountant jargon. However, despite its possible lack of humour, its importance in business profitability and your overall earnings can't be undermined. What is Transfer Pricing? Now, imagine trying to communicate a fair price for goods or services within…

Doing M&A the Japanese way: How Nihon M&A Center connects SMEs with Japanese investors for long term success

Mr. Masahiro Nishii, Managing Director of Nihon M&A Center Singapore Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Singapore start off as family-run businesses that are built with blood, sweat, and tears. After about 20 years of steady growth, owners are either looking for succession or to sell the company for retirement. But how does one even start to navigate the complicated M&A landscape, and more importantly, how can one ensure that the legacy lives on even after the company is sold? This is where Mr Masahiro Nishii comes in. As the Managing Director of Nihon M&A Center Singapore, he and his team connect SME owners in Singapore with Japanese investors looking for opportunities in the region. Nihon M&A Center is…

Blockchain Accounting: An Answer to Financial Fraud?

Image by Hitesh Choudharya via Unsplash Many have touted the arrival of blockchain technology as the next frontier in business operations, a pioneering breakthrough that possesses the potential to transform conventional procedures across industries. Often associated primarily with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the application of blockchain goes far beyond this investment phenomenon. To understand blockchain technology's potential impact, we must first examine the fundamentals of this groundbreaking approach.  At its core, blockchain is a decentralized system where all transactions or digital events get consolidated into 'blocks' and distributed across a network of computers, referred to as 'nodes'. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. The unique attribute of this system is its ability for self-audit - a quality that…

The Overlooked Trick to Increasing Your ROI: Digitalization

Mr Leslie Loh, Founder and CEO of Lithan EduCLaaS Digital transformation has been knocking on the doors of businesses, irrespective of their sizes. However, it’s the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that arguably face the most challenges on this journey.  As the Founder and CEO of Lithan EduCLaaS, a leading edutech business with a Pan-Asia presence, Leslie Loh has always been keen in the field of education, especially in terms of digital revolution. “Every business needs a differentiated solution. If you don't have one, you're not going to scale. And the way to find your unique solution is through digitalization.” - Leslie Loh Before we dive into digitalization, let's address the Return on Investment (ROI) question. ROI is the holy…

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