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  1. July 3, 2013

    Skills and job creation take top spots in responsible business awards table

    The choice of a large corporation and a small business as overall winners in this year’s Responsible Business Awards shows...

  2. February 12, 2013

    Bank chief: ‘I’m planning my next revolution’

    Anthony Thomson, co-founder of Metro Bank, the first new high street bank in the UK in more than than a century when it...

  1. December 30, 2012

    Fair-trade buyer

    Christina Archer, Fair trade ingredient buyer The Body Shop sources 18 key ingredients through direct relationships all over...

  2. November 6, 2012

    L’Oréal taps into Indonesian beauty market

    Nurni, who runs a small spa in North Jakarta, wants Indonesian women to have a better sex life. The diminutive businesswoman...

  3. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2012

    Banda Aceh: on the up with a little tsunami tourism

    As Western donors prepare to pull out of Aceh, nearly eight years after the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that killed...

  4. September 27, 2012

    Lush awash with hippy profitability

    Sitting in his company’s flagship shop, surrounded by its colourful and sweet-smelling products, Mark Constantine is...

  5. September 26, 2012

    Glamorous and rich, L’Oréal goes shopping

    L’Oréal has a glamorous image, but the view from the chief executive’s office in a dreary northern Paris suburb is anything...

  6. September 16, 2012

    Environment: Going green

    “My expectations were blown out of the water,” says Daniella Vega, head of corporate responsibility at BSkyB, the satellite...

  7. August 29, 2012

    How ‘orphaned brands’ survive

    When the US entrepreneur Ray Anderson passed away last year, corporate America and environmentalists united in paying him...

  8. January 13, 2012

    Urban Market Company acquires Camden Lock

    A private equity-backed vehicle has taken control of Camden Lock Market, the popular shopping, cultural and tourist...

  9. September 26, 2011

    Ask the experts: becoming a mumtrepreneur

    ‘Mumtrepreneurs’ who have built up global companies include the late Dame Anita Roddick, of ethical soaps business Body...

  10. September 16, 2011

    The Translation of the Bones

    Francesca Kay’s first novel, An Equal Stillness, told the story of a fictional postwar painter with a selfish husband, two...

  11. August 30, 2011

    L’Oréal keeps guidance to outperform market

    L’Oréal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, kept its guidance for above-market performance this year despite missing...

  12. August 9, 2011

    A philosophy that is off the shelf

    Profiles of Raymond Cloosterman, founder of the fast-growing Dutch body-care and accessories chain Rituals, typically link...

  13. July 21, 2011

    20 questions: James Reed

    After graduating with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford and gaining an MBA from...

  14. June 22, 2011

    Licence to operate: Goodwill may be key to gaining green light

    In the third quarter of this year, Xstrata Copper expects to begin developing a $4.2bn copper mine in the Apurimac Region of...

  15. June 3, 2011

    Foam truths

    Every now and then, seeking to shed the melancholy and body aches that have marked my middle years, I take myself into a...

  16. March 4, 2011

    Pot luck

    The one good piece of advice my former literary agent gave me had nothing to do with literature: “At our age,” she said,...

  17. December 31, 2010

    Cosmetics couple enjoying smell of success

    For the past 30 years, Mark and Margaret Constantine have been building up their signature brand of slightly hippie and...

  18. August 12, 2010

    Retro festival rises above music and mud

    Wayne Hemingway, the UK designer, is standing at one end of a temporary street being erected on the Goodwood estate – the...

  19. July 19, 2010

    Feud gives L’Oréal a new look

    Amid the talk of US recovery, strong demand for luxury Lancôme creams, the roll-out of the new Inoa hair dye, operating...

  20. May 7, 2010

    Profile: Ashridge Business School caters for wide-ranging industries

    Ashridge prides itself on its innovative approach to training What do public sector leaders, film executives and sports...

  21. November 13, 2009

    Bravo returns

    Three years after stepping down as boss of Burberry, Rose Marie Bravo has returned to British fashion by joining the board...

  22. October 30, 2009

    Gordon Roddick: My First Million

    Gordon Roddick, 67, helped found The Body Shop in Brighton with his wife Anita in 1976. In March 2006 – 18 months before...

  23. September 1, 2009

    Payless ShoeSource set to venture into Russia

    Payless ShoeSource, whose low-cost shoe stores dot shopping malls and streets across the US, is to open its first stores in...

  24. June 23, 2009

    Consumer goods companies eye online sales

    Target, the leading US discounter, recently provided a stark illustration of why consumer goods companies are interested in...

  25. June 5, 2009

    Beauty group had roots in science

    Initially christened L'Auréale, the company was founded in 1909 by Eugène Schueller, a French chemist who believed science...

  26. June 4, 2009

    C&W makes a few board calls

    Cable and Wireless chairman and garden lover Richard Lapthorne has propagated the board with the interesting additions of...

  27. February 17, 2009

    L'Oréal suffers first sales fall

    L'Oréal's quarterly sales fell for the first time at the end of last year, underscoring the severity of the downturn in the...

  28. February 17, 2009

    L'Oréal suffers first sales fall as demand for luxury lines slumps

    L'Oréal's quarterly sales fell for the first time at the end of last year, underscoring the severity of the downturn in the...

  29. February 17, 2009

    Banking on the importance of looking good in turbulent times

    Jean-Paul Agon did not look like a man under pressure yesterday as he calmly discussed L'Oréal's future over a cup of...

  30. February 16, 2009

    Progress slow at Body Shop, admits L’Oréal

    L’Oréal has dragged its feet in developing Body Shop, the UK chain of natural beauty products founded by Dame Anita Roddick...

  31. December 2, 2008

    Social lenders go where banks fear to tread

    In a few months the Thames will carry some unusual traffic: a high-tech floating "rubbish muncher" that will scoop up...

  32. November 20, 2008

    The body shop

    Jacqui Smith's plan to criminalise sex with illegally trafficked prostitutes offers an exciting new business opportunity -...

  33. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2008

    Your credit's no good here - the FSA moves on Mayfair

    Dentists and Body Shop staff are not the only ones who need beware the FSA now. Britain’s financial watchdog is setting its...

  34. July 19, 2008

    L'Oréal loses its lustre

    Price-conscious consumers in Europe appear to think L'Oréal products are not worth it, judging by disappointing sales in...

  35. July 19, 2008

    L'Oreal loses its lustre

    Price-conscious consumers in Europe appear to think L'Oreal products are not worth it, judging by disappointing sales in...

  36. July 18, 2008

    L’Oréal loses its lustre

    Price-conscious consumers in Europe appear to think L’Oréal products are not worth it, judging by disappointing sales in the...

  37. July 15, 2008

    Wal-Mart joins logging initiative

    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has joined a global programme aimed at eliminating illegal and unsustainable...

  38. July 2, 2008

    £85,000 FSA fine for IT e-mail snooper

    An IT technician has been fined £85,000 by the City watchdog for insider trading after he accessed confidential e-mails and...

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