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Workplace flexibility: A win-win situation for employees and employers

2017-01-24

The study on ‘Work-life Balance: Getting started with flexible work arrangements’ explores how flexible work arrangements can help employees achieve work-life balance and strengthen companies’ human capital, and demonstrates how it can help tackle the challenges arising from a shrinking local workforce.


Bauhinia Well-being Index (BWI)

2016-10-18

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre released a study on ‘Bauhinia Well-being Index’ today, which highlights that despite the upward performance of the Hong Kong economy in the last 15 years, the Bauhinia Well-being Index (BWI) remained almost stagnant, with a widening gap between the two. Between 2000 and 2015, Hong Kong’s cumulative growth in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita was 56.9%, whilst the BWI was up by 0.4% only, showing that economic prosperity has no significant impact on people’s happiness.


Retirement: Your Will, Your Way

2016-01-26

The Centre released a study on ‘Retirement: Your Will, Your Way’ , aiming to build up robust retirement protection in two ways: by setting up a ‘Public Pension’ and by refining the MPF system. The Centre concurs with the saying ‘Different people, different needs’, and therefore has offered extensive recommendations on enhancing the current retirement protection system. 


Level up! Let our youth reach for the sky

2014-11-25

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre today released a study report on ‘Level Up! Let our youth reach for the sky’, which examines challenges facing young people aged between 15 and 24, particularly on socio-economic changes, education, employment as well as start-up business and its environment in Hong Kong over the past 20 years, and recommends twin sets of ‘Ups’ and ‘Minds’ to help young people.


Social Enterprises in Hong Kong

2013-10-17

The Centre released its study ‘Social Enterprises in Hong Kong’ today and put forth six recommendations under three directions, i.e. change of mindset, integration of resources and commercial operation, in the hope of gathering assistance and support for SEs from a wider group of people through new mindset and mode. This will also help to make more effective use of public and social resources.


Survey on Public Perception of the 'Middle Class'

2013-09-04

The survey identified a number of criteria that are commonly used to define the ‘middle class’, grouped under five aspects namely economic, human, social and cultural capitals as well as political participation. The findings have sketched an image of the ‘middle class’ in the eyes of Hong Kong people and provided data which might be useful for our future studies such as demographic structure and social mobility.


Practical guide on how businesses can help the underprivileged

2013-08-15

Following an earlier study and a forum on the role of the business sector in combating poverty, the Bauhinia has submitted ‘A practical guide on how businesses can help the underprivileged’ to the CS’ Office and the Societal Engagement Task Force of the Commission on Poverty. It serves as a quick reference for the business sector in the planning and execution of poverty reduction measures.


Poverty alleviation – what can the business sector do?

2013-05-29

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre released today a research report on ‘Poverty alleviation – what can the business sector do?’, which aims at understanding the poverty issue in Hong Kong. After examining some 1,000 projects for the underprivileged by commercial organisations of different sizes and in various sectors, the report has put forth nine major policy recommendations under three areas, namely education support, employment opportunities and assistance, and awareness building, with the aim of tackling problems facing seven target groups.



Diversity of Youth Aspirations

2010-12-14
While public attention is drawn to the phenomenon of the so-called ‘post-80s’ or ‘post-90s’ generation, a recent Bauhinia study points out that the youth of Hong Kong are by no means a homogenous group.