With the rise of conscious consumerism and investing, companies around the world are increasingly incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into their business operations. A company’s ESG performance is based on several indicators not related to financial performance, including carbon footprint and level of accountability. These metrics enable businesses to measure the sustainability and…

Although a newcomer to the healthcare scene, global pharmaceutical company Viatris, formed in November 2020 through a merger of Upjohn, a legacy division of Pfizer, and Mylan, already has a sizable industry footprint. By combining the two complementary businesses, the merger has accelerated their ability to serve patients and expanded their resources across more than…

Robotic-assisted surgery has helped to advance the medical world, offering minimally invasive approaches that involve small incisions and increased precision. Compared to open surgery, such an approach can help accelerate the recovery process, depending on the procedure, and reduce the cost of care for patients and hospitals. Due to its many benefits, robotic-assisted surgery has…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS FSC Approves Major Insurance M&A Deal The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) on May 31 provided its conditional approval of Taishin Financial Holdings’ acquisition of Prudential Life Insurance. The FSC’s first condition is that Taishin make a statement committing…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Taiwanese Outlook Positive Despite Pandemic The COVID-19 situation in Taiwan continues to be severe, with the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reporting between 250-400 new cases per day, as well as a continuing backlog of cases due to…