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In this volatile and unpredictable environment, the need for business to be bold has never been greater. This year’s winning companies have made imaginative decisions in challenging circumstances, but also shown that boldness can be as simple as finding novel answers to everyday needs
Covid-19 and price war shock US shale production. Plus: life after a $600m gamble on renewables; biofuels for aviation; ammonia’s potential for shipping; new power sources as architectural landmarks; ending human gluttony for cheap power
Coronavirus has thrown ETFs’ growth strategies into disarray. What happens now? Plus: record high for gold-backed funds; price gaps rattle investors; the trouble with smart beta; funds that can keep a secret; rise of the sector rotators
Our latest annual ranking of businesses by growth. We look at emerging trends in sectors, geographies and revenues. Plus: UK fintech OakNorth and why European start-ups miss out on ‘network effect’
IMF markets chief on coronavirus response; what the crisis tells us about complacency risk; banks and insurers exposed on climate change; ransom attackers hit ‘big game’; women rise in specialism
The classroom is changing. Artificial intelligence and robotics are challenging how students learn and helping us understand our own way of thinking. What does the future hold for education and technology?
A birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the UK city presents its past and present success as a basis for globally focused innovation. Start-ups, training, urban development, sporting success and Derby’s ‘Darwinian’ heritage are among themes covered
Over 460m people worldwide have diabetes, a figure that is projected to reach 700m by 2045. This report looks at the factors behind this rise, the latest high-tech solutions, and how health services are coping — or failing to
Why workplace culture is a shock to new graduates. Plus: simple rules for managing your money; look more confident in front of colleagues; career plans v no plans; avoiding burnout from overwork; and getting ahead with a side hustle
Male colleagues as allies on Wall Street. Plus: Marcia Kilgore, the woman behind Beauty Pie; would you tell colleagues your salary?; the first female UK ambassador in Washington; six top myths about equal pay; and pushing for change in Turkey
In this edition: Tech tycoons deploy their riches boldly; Japan’s family businesses adopt the next generation; do stock markets care who is US president?; how society loses when the rich seclude themselves
The consultancies most recommended by clients and peers, rated by sector and specialism. Plus: millennial professionals’ search for meaning; weighing consultants’ worth; the conflict of interest debate; a call for courage on diversity; HS2 blurs consultancy lines; Brexit and fees
Explore the FT’s series of Special Reports on Innovative Lawyers across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, complete with in-depth rankings updated annually
Why what you eat is where you live... and how much you earn
How Silicon Valley titans came to believe ageing was a disease that could be cured
Fear of missing out on returns can overcome caution even with markets at record highs
Blockchain and big data are helping to create a more transparent system
Markets have favoured Republicans, but investors have done better under Democrats
The wealthy try everything from ‘invisible’ homes to exclusive social media
New owner Dajia hopes hotel’s cachet will translate into sales of renovated luxury apartments
Millennials are not wooed by big names in financial services
There is something about real estate that the wealthy find immensely reassuring
Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet created a foundation for young people who lack the means to pursue their dreams
Unlike a building or scholarship, ‘you can’t put your name on a cash transfer’
‘Cookie apocalypse’ forces profound changes in online advertising. Plus: tech consultancies challenge global ad agencies on their own turf; marketers defend role of ‘human touch’ against march of AI; Burger King’s ‘chicken sandwich war’ marks revamp of CMO role
Investors and the financial industry can select opportunities based on ESG impact
Are there norms for entrepreneurs looking to cash out after their company floats?
When a business lacks talented natural heirs, an adopted successor can inject new energy
Business schools are coming under increasing pressure to prioritise sustainability, purpose and responsibility in their programmes, while funds such as BlackRock are pushing sustainability in their investments.
Silicon Valley founders stand out with their appetite for risk
The ESG business space is reckoned to be worth more than $32tn
The office is evolving, but are we more productive? We look at what motivates employees and how leaders get things done. Plus: canteens get a refresh, hiring by algorithm, future-proofed corporate culture, and gig work shakes up white-collar jobs
Up to 50bn tonnes of sand is being mined every year, according to the UN
We reveal the winners of Britain’s Healthiest Workplace Awards and discuss how organisations are dealing with employee problems ranging from stress and mental ill health to menopause and poor sleep
For a long time the business of economic and financial sanctions was relatively sedate. Then came Donald Trump. This FT special report investigates how global businesses, banks and economies are faring amid US regulations and opposing regimes
With the adoption of fifth generation mobile networks, AI and the Internet of Things, cities are becoming more connected by the day. How can ‘smart cities’ navigate the challenges ahead?
Switzerland’s largest watchmaker fights for right to keep supplying movements to third parties