Final Call for Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards 2014

Nomination closes on September 26. Grab the chance to be recognized

HONG KONG, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nomination for the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards 2014, jointly organized by The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy of Hong Kong Baptist University, will close on September 26. Grab the chance to be recognized. The Awards are open to Hong Kong listed companies in the following categories:

  • Main Board Companies: Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies
  • Main Board Companies: Hang Seng Composite Index Constituent Companies
  • Other Main Board and GEM Companies

These prestigious Awards will recognize those Hong Kong listed companies with outstanding commitment to shareholder rights, compliance, integrity, fairness, responsibility, accountability, transparency, board independence & leadership, and corporate social responsibility, with particular emphasis on innovations and improvement, company culture and business impact.

Candidates will be considered for the Sustainability Excellence Awards if they demonstrate a strong sense of social and environmental commitment.

For more information on the Awards, please visit the Awards website, or call +852-2970-0886 – 7 or email info@chklc.org.

About the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies

Incorporated in September 2002, CHKLC is a non-profit organization serving listed companies in Hong Kong. The Chamber strives to promote sound corporate governance, function as an effective communication channel between listed companies and regulatory authorities, strengthen the commercial linkage and foster co-operation among listed companies from Hong Kong and Mainland China and uphold Hong Kong’s position as an international trade, commercial and financial centre. Since 2007, the Chamber organises the annual “Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards” jointly with the Hong Kong Baptist University to advocate best practices of corporate governance and recognize excellence, and from 2008 organises the annual “Listed Companies Conference” to provide a forum of discussion of stock market issues on a regular basis, with the 2012 event having been held in Shanghai.

About the Centre for Corporate Governance & Financial Policy of Hong Kong Baptist University

The Centre aspires to be a “Centre of Excellence” on corporate governance in the region. It promotes quality policy and academic research on corporate governance and related financial policy issues covering Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific economies, with the aim to improve the quality of corporate governance practices. Additionally, the Centre provides professional executive education activities to disseminate knowledge and advance the highest ideals of responsible business leadership. Through consultancy projects, the Centre also assists organizations to design, improve and assess their corporate governance systems and structures.

B-Secure Technologies Developing Corporate Wellness Platform to Engage and Reward Users of Fitness Trackers

SINGAPORE, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based technology firm, B-Secure Technologies Pte Ltd (also known as BSTMobile) is developing a corporate wellness platform that can assist companies in ensuring their employees get enough exercise and at the same time, reward their employees for keeping fit.

The platform – named Rewalkz.Me, is currently under development and will be ready in the 4th quarter of 2014. Together with BayHotel Singapore, the platform will be launched as a pilot employee-benefit scheme. Here is how it works — The local hotel will issue fitness trackers (Jawbone UP) to its employees.

  1. Users wear the Jawbone UP, and start exercising and going about their daily activities. The device will automatically tracks steps and sleep.
  2. At the end of the day, user syncs the Jawbone UP with companion mobile application
  3. Rewalkz.Me will retrieve the synced information such as steps, calories burnt
  4. Using a formula, steps will be converted to points and rewards can be redeemed based on accumulated points
  5. Rewards for employees can range from shopping vouchers from participating merchants to dining vouchers from the company itself

Commenting on this, General Manager of BayHotel, Philip Cyril Raj said, “We are excited to be the first company in Singapore to utilise this platform and I firmly believe that this will benefit both the company and employees alike. As employees get fitter, we will see less absenteeism in the form of sick leave and the employees get rewarded for getting fit! It’s a win — win situation for all.”

Rewalkz.Me is designed to work with any fitness tracker which allows 3rd party services to access user information (with user permission), so it is compatible with others such as Fitbit, Nike+ FuelBand or even a mobile application such as Moves. In addition to tracking the number of steps, the platform allows the administrator to set up challenges and missions to pit users against each other and also has a leader board. This form of gamification is targeted to promote more engagement amongst users so as to sustain the use of the fitness trackers. Research has shown that typically, individual users of fitness trackers give up using after six months, mainly due to lack of engagement.

The platform can also be linked to other 3rd party services such as Strava, which is popular among cyclists and BSTMobile is in talks with several sports related portals which are looking to increase engagement among their users.

CEO and Executive Director of BSTMobile, Paddy Tan, had this to say, “How we started this was that a few of us in the office were wearing fitness trackers and we realised that there was very little engagement and some of our friends stopped using it after a few months. So we brainstormed and came up with the Rewalkz.Me platform that will help users to Track, Engage and Reward.”

For all enquiries, please contact

Evelyn Poon, Operations Manager
Email: evelyn@bstmobile.com
Office: +6565703297
Mobile: +6590400831
BSTMobile website: www.bstmobile.com
Rewalkz website: www.rewalkz.me 
Rewalkz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ReWalkzMe/256288414564823

About B-Secure Technologies Pte Ltd (BSTMobile)

B-Secure Technologies, more commonly known as BSTMobile specializes in mobile application development firm and counts Samsung, Blackberry, Lenovo, Yamaha Motor Indonesia, Chevron, Olympus, Mediacorp, SPH, Cheil, Watsons, Thakral as its clients.

BSTMobile is run by a young and dynamic team, and also develops solutions for enterprise clients.