David Yu FCCA has had a stellar career working in leading tech companies in China, including a stint as managing director of LinkedIn China. But it is his role as CEO of recruitment company Hudson Greater China that he finds truly rewarding. In his interview, he explains that leading professionals are at the core of every successful business and behind every revolutionary product. Despite fears of trimmed headcounts and perceived threats from emerging tech, there is a rising demand for finance talent, he argues.

With prestigious art fairs back in business this year, Asia has seen a hike in sales as interest grows in the luxury sector. We look at the appeal of art as investment among the wealthy as key venues in the region host their flagship events, promoting diverse artists to a new breed of art collectors.

Columnist Chris Davis looks at Hong Kong’s ambitions to become a regional sustainability hub as the Special Administrative Region boosts it green commitments with a raft of new measures. And in our business feature on cryptocurrencies, we find out how Hong Kong is installing a regulatory environment to help develop the virtual asset industry and advance the future of finance in Asia.

We review a key piece of research from ACCA, published in June, which explores why sustainable organisations must balance social equity with environmental action. A failure to grasp this premise, it says, will marginalise the contribution that the profession should make to a just transition to a sustainable future.

Our CPD technical features this month focus on sustainability standards recently issued by the International Sustainability Standards Board. Sustainability reporting faces challenges looks at the effectiveness of the new disclosure scheme, while IFRS S2 about to drop considers the climate focus of the new standard.

And in our careers section, we have CPD articles on how organisations can take positive action from their diversity, equity and inclusion policies, and how to make cultural change strategies work.

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