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Doing the right thing: pandemic provokes a new wave of funding for healthcare start-ups; ethical CSR focus triggers hostile investor activism, study finds
A snapshot of the leading advisers across the US market and the client bases they serve
The fight against climate change is a matter not just of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but also of nurturing ecosystems that can draw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Japan prides itself on its recycling knowhow and hydrogen-powered cars, yet it is still building coal-fired power stations. This report looks at the country’s green achievements and aspirations, and at the contradictions that remain to be resolved
When it comes to getting from A to B, the future is electric. From autonomous cars to e-scooters and flying taxis, the shift towards smarter transport is changing how we get around.
The consultancies most recommended by clients and peers, rated by sector and specialism. Find out how to recommend firms for the 2021 list
In Part 8 of legal sector responses to the pandemic: lawyers ponder mix of opportunity and loss at work; next steps for FT hackathon teams working on virtual education and food waste. Plus: what the legal sector is reading on FT.com
Investors pull green levers to reshape energy sector; start-ups test ideas to suck CO2 from the atmosphere; floating turbines buoyed by rising demand for clean energy; solar provides fertile ground for ‘green’ hydrogen chemical plant
The pandemic is changing the way leaders interact with their workforce, how different teams work together and the core technology that makes it all possible — what other shifts are on the horizon?
Recyclers turn to AI-powered robots to counter China’s plastic import ban; historians harness machine learning to solve ancient puzzles; and farmers pick high-tech robotics to help bring in the harvest
We highlight 27 top in-house lawyers. Plus: Companies double down on ESG after the pandemic; requirements for a start-up mindset; making people matter in times of strife; and a radical makeover at Panasonic
In this edition: Covid-19 and the rich — from lockdown to startup; how the crisis is luring investors to US health ventures; wealthy Mexicans find they can buy comfort but not protection; lessons from Quibi’s stuttering start; haves and have-nots in the new age of air travel
Developers are keen to use arrays exploiting higher wind speeds further out to sea
Farmers in the Netherlands are using innovative strategies to combat nitrogen and carbon emissions
Food production accounts for one-quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. In this special report, we look at how farmers and food businesses are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, and ask what impact coronavirus will have on their efforts
Rapidly recovering private jet usage signals another post-crisis divide
History suggests the investment terrain will not turn out to be symmetrical
The launch of the TV platform shows how media investments can go badly wrong
As a new normal takes hold, many think of staying in their second homes for good
Top Glove founder pledges to expand output to fight ‘very strong, very smart’ virus
We highlight Europe’s leading patent law firms for 2020. Plus: invention still needs the human touch; pandemic reignites debate on rights protection;patents as collateral to secure loans; UK and Germany hinder Unified Patent Court launch; counterfeiting still rife beyond EU; university spinouts seek full value in commercial applications
As young entrepreneurs drive Belgrade’s vibrant start-up scene, President Aleksandar Vucic courts China and gains EU attention, plus, calls for structural and political reform, and regional integration closer to home
Pandemic shows us we owe the most to the people who surround and support us
Calls grow to make the rich pay more as Covid-19 drains public finances
The damage wrought by the super-rich in the beautiful wilderness of Wyoming
Sales surge at family group that controls two supermarket chains and online grocery platform
As usual, the wealthy find themselves ready to ride the rebound
From drugmaking to virtual doctors, start-ups are luring a rush of investors
The FT’s 2020 ranking of the world’s best masters in finance programmes. Plus: how schools are learning to live with coronavirus; job prospects for this year’s graduates; why ESG gives teachers a headache; Hong Kong dean on the challenges ahead
China’s green bond market is becoming too big for international investors to ignore, but questions remain over standards and disclosure. Can China take meaningful steps towards aligning itself with global green finance guidelines?
In the final of a three-part series, we examine how the Covid-19 crisis is testing supply chains and re-engineering the distribution of goods
Coronavirus has changed the way we work, perhaps forever. What are the implications of mass remote working and the technology that enables it and how can businesses respond?
How business and government are grappling with ‘doing the right thing’ in a pandemic. Why state aid and ESG pressure on dividends may not recede with the virus; calls to build back better; executive pay; who needs help most?; and lessons for future crises
The death of globalisation and world-encompassing supply chains has been foretold so often it is hard to imagine it might actually be happening. Could Covid-19 be the blow that finally shatters them?
Pandemic sparks new wave of donor interest in financing research
Perhaps more of today’s 16-year-olds will aspire to become doctors rather than superyacht owners
Can AI and other digital advancements improve healthcare in the world’s poorest regions? How will the response to Covid-19 change how we approach healthcare in the future? A joint commission from The Lancet and Financial Times