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Is your business simply chasing a profit, or are you trying to accomplish something good in the world? It’s an important thing to consider, especially in light of the recent letter by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in which he urged CEOs to align their business goals with doing good, as “society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose.” It’s clear that today’s consumers and investors are increasingly concerned over whether the businesses they spend money on are helping to serve the greater good. This is further illustrated by programmes such as the Chivas Venture, a yearly global competition specifically designed to… This story continues at The Next Web
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): The FBM KLCI gained 8.1 points or 0.47% to close at its intraday high after a sudden surge in the final trading hour. At a glance, the KLCI surged as prices of index-linked stocks Hong Leong Bank Bhd and MISC Bhd spiked.
At 5pm, the KLCI closed at 1,736.84 points. Hong Leong Bank shares rose 44 sen to RM20.94 while MISC added 13 sen to RM5.68.
Both Hong Leong Bank and MISC ended among Bursa Malaysia top gainers.