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As sustainability and social impact move up the corporate agenda, business schools are rethinking what they teach. These awards celebrate the institutions, researchers and alumni helping to change the way the world does business
As Covid-19 again forces the World Economic Forum to forgo its annual Davos gathering, this special report looks at the continuing fallout from the pandemic, and at other global challenges, from rising inflation to climate change and US-China rivalry
The ‘factory of the future’ offers a new manufacturing blueprint; 3D printing and ‘reshoring’ counter supply chain risks; industry steels itself for the ‘net zero’ emissions challenge; and investors jumpstart battery funding
Fintechs and ‘neobanks’ take on the establishment; how South Africa’s lenders rode out first Covid storm; Moroccan banks target francophone west Africa; oil price shocks test resilience of Nigerian banks; and refugees in Kenya learn to bank on their future
Austria’s tax and legal changes reforms hang in the balance. Plus: recovery plan focuses on climate change; boost for women’s entrepreneurial prospects and unicorn success stories
In this joint commission from The Lancet and Financial Times on Governing Health Futures 2030, we explore how AI and other digital advancements are being harnessed to improve healthcare in the world’s poorest regions
Months of frantic activity have pushed pay and people issues to the top of law firm agendas. Plus: abortion, guns and climate challenges for the Supreme Court; US digital payments reach Venezuela health workers; and the battle to right historic wrongs
Cutting power usage can do more to reduce CO2 emissions than additional switching to renewables, according to research — but it will require new investment, strengthened policy from governments and the latest consumer technology. We look at initiatives from India to Paris and New York
In this issue: a Covid booster for India’s pharma entrepreneurs; Calvin Lo, insurer of the very rich; local demand supports house prices in ski resorts; company founders’ funding options widen far beyond VC
The FT-Omdia Digital Economies Index identifies markets that offer the greatest growth potential for businesses providing broadband networks, smart devices, payment cards, online entertainment, and cloud computing
Farmers in Texas are embracing renewable energy to cut carbon emissions, boost income and strengthen their resilience against extreme weather. Plus: gourmet food, fresh from the lab; and how green is land-based aquaculture?
How do cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens, stablecoins and other assets work, and how does the underlying blockchain technology support them? Explainer articles spell out the essentials about digital assets, the risks and security, while features explore the history, what influences values and who owns the most
How the changing rules of work will affect women; the lawyers on a mission to save the climate; black female entrepreneurs fight to stay afloat; cultural barriers for women in macho Mexico; and the architect imagining a world without prisons
To encourage industry-wide co-operation, the latest award in the Innovative Lawyers series is global and highlights projects that address legal sector challenges through joint action.
Whatever the gyrations of the markets, most of us seem to have an innate fondness for real assets
Prospective tenants in the city’s red-hot market face ferocious competition and dwindling supply
Luxury locations in Europe and the US are attracting winter sports enthusiasts who live closest to home
A scion of a famous movie family has a start-up to ‘open the doors to new talent’
Why tax breaks for rich investors do not solve poverty
The 45-year-old entrepreneur talks about inheritance tax, unusual demands and how he spends his own fortune
How the digital assets are used, why they are growing in popularity, and why they are in regulators' sights
Pseudoscience is mixed up with enough real science to make anything believable
Investor risk appetite is being put to the test by historically low yields on junk bonds, default fears in the China property sector, and rising inflation fears. But some see attractions in protected exchange traded funds and crypto schemes
Coronavirus has forced global leaders to focus on the threats of emerging infectious diseases. This series of articles analyses the political debates, scientific projects and policy responses to mitigate the effects of future pandemics
Part of the FT Schools programme, this report in March 2022 will give students the latest insights on the science, politics and economic impact of climate change. Plus: information for teachers, and a showcase of youth action to fight global warming
Prices are rising, which means investors should understand the risks
Investors that may have previously confined themselves to public markets are now clomping all over the venture capital landscape
The jewellery powerhouse’s decision to work with the niche watchmaker may bring similar tie-ups throughout the industry
Beijing’s crackdown on tutoring has not stopped families wanting the best for their kids
Vaccine makers are the most visible of a coterie of successful entrepreneurs whose businesses have come of age and emerged as globally competitive medicine suppliers
The coronavirus pandemic has overturned assumptions about the way the world’s health systems work. This report looks at how they are rising to the challenges they face, from Covid messaging in polyglot South Africa to joined-up care in fast-ageing Japan
Employees rank European companies on diversity of gender, ethnicity, age, disability and sexual orientation. Plus: City calls for ethnicity pay gap reporting; Spanish group takes lead on disability; class disadvantage in the workplace
The pandemic has transformed logistics from an aspect of procurement into a competitive advantage driving success for certain companies. Plus: road congestion woes inspire rail renaissance; retailers push e-bikes for last-mile delivery
Regulators considering plans to push more central clearing of all trades in US government bonds. Plus: European ETF trades remain off-exchange; bourses under pressure to open 24/7; crypto exchanges give rise to conflict disquiet
eBay extends watch validation service to UK. Plus: Parmigiani CEO starts fresh with sports watches; Richard Mille’s discreet boutique for pre-owned watches; Besançon takes on its Swiss neighbours; how Islamic art inspires Cartier’s Art Deco pieces; and the rise of gifting luxury jewellery to children
New chief executive sees a growing power of niche brands appealing to those who still want to set themselves apart
Pandemic-induced increase in selling online has seen demographic shift to younger buyers more comfortable using digital devices