Posts byTsz-Tian Lu

Taiwanese, 3rd year BSc student of Finance and Organisation at the University of Amsterdam. Believe that good journalism can make the world a better place.

When Sustainable Development Meets the Financial Sector

Impact investment: Investment that makes a difference

What comes to your mind first as far as investing in the context of the financial sector? It is likely that people associate making an investment with matters like generating profit, high rate of return, risk and capital management, etc. However, as the notion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is perceived to be much more

Why Proactive Reputational Risk Management Matters

People are reminded how influential negative news can damage organisations from time to time with dramatic company public relations crises. In a global economy where hard-to-assess intangible assets, such as brand equity plays important roles when determining the companies’ market value, they are especially vulnerable to anything that damages their reputations. Take a recent case for

Death from Overwork

Although the notorious strenuous overworking culture in Eastern Asia has been a widespread phenomenon that was recognised by the authorities for decades, there is still a considerable amount of workers suffering from overworking in various ways. In comparison to most European countries, the working environments in Eastern Asia are less laid-back, and these societies perceive

The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion Industry

If you are like me, who enjoy purchasing almost all the apparel from fast fashion brands like Zara, Topshop and H&M… etc.; have you ever wondered what are the costs behind the fashionable but magically inexpensive clothes? It might seem like a win-win for both the consumers and the fast fashion brands as it make

The Impact of Social Media on Democracy

The attention on how social medias and search engines shape our perspective on different critical topics has come back to the spotlight after the “shocking” US election result. I use the word “shocking” in this context because if you were like me, regularly following the news and information provided by the mainstream medias and seemingly