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  1. March 8, 2013

    Kimchee, London

    Several years ago I had lunch with the late Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, at Matsuri, a Japanese restaurant on...

  2. 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...

  1. November 22, 2011

    Ten Questions - Char March

    Char March is a published playwright and poet, currently writer-in-residence for Hull University Business School in the UK....

  2. 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...

  3. August 23, 2011

    Ten Questions - Marie Laure Djelic

    Marie Laure Djelic is a professor at Essec Business School in France. She teaches organisation theory, business history and...

  4. January 7, 2011

    Sex and the sitting room

    Sam Roddick: ‘Things can get worn, they can get stained, and I can live with a sense of ease’ The dull brown front door of...

  5. December 18, 2010

    I’d rather go Gaga than look back

    From Mr Gordon Fraser. Sir, In your special issue “Women of the Decade” (FT.com, December 10), which decade do you mean?...

  6. December 10, 2010

    Leading from the front

    FT writers and editors pick their most influential women of the past 10 years across the globe, from Nobel prize-winning...

  7. 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...

  8. March 19, 2009

    Ashridge launches green masters

    Ashridge, the UK business school, received degree-awarding powers as recently as September 2008 but it is already planning...

  9. 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...

  10. November 16, 2007

    Ask the experts: Nails Inc

    Thea Green should focus on employing more “standards champions” to build her brand and take the opportunities for growth in...

  11. October 30, 2007

    Pitfalls of marrying an entrepreneur

    What do you need to marry an entrepreneur? Beauty? Wealth? Intelligence? Perhaps all three – but more than anything you...

  12. October 23, 2007

    Bath bomber makes a splash

    Crikey. Not that again. The rough sleeping thing. Mark Constantine, founder of Lush, the fast-growing beauty products...

  13. October 13, 2007

    Entrepreneurs join chorus of disapproval on CGT

    Three prominent entrepreneurs, Lord Bilimoria, Simon Woodroffe and Mark Constantine, have joined the growing chorus of...

  14. October 13, 2007

    Entrepreneurs join chorus of disapproval over CGT reform

    Three prominent entrepreneurs, Lord Bilimoria, Simon Woodroffe and Mark Constantine, have joined the growing chorus of...

  15. October 8, 2007

    When stargazers can see corporate troubles coming

    Northern Rock’s troubles came as no surprise to Christeen Skinner. She says: “You couldn’t have a more Saturnine name for a...

  16. September 13, 2007

    The proud legacy of a corporate ethics pioneer

    From Mr Frank Vogl. Sir, Dame Anita Roddick's contributions to corporate social responsibility were outstanding on both...

  17. September 12, 2007

    Putting green cosmetics in the mainstream

    When Dame Anita Roddick started selling cocoa butter body lotion, banana hair conditioner and sandalwood shaving cream, she...

  18. September 12, 2007

    Roddick retails for pleasure

    The next generation of Roddicks in retailing, Samantha, one of two daughters of the late Body Shop founder Dame Anita...

  19. September 12, 2007

    Putting green cosmetics in mainstream

    When Dame Anita Roddick started selling cocoa butter body lotion, banana hair conditioner and sandalwood shaving cream, she...

  20. September 12, 2007

    The eco-goddess and the industrialist: a double loss

    I have no idea whether Dame Anita Roddick and Derek Bonham ever met. It's unlikely. This is almost certainly the first time...

  21. September 12, 2007

    Trailblazer for the disadvantaged

    Dame Anita Roddick, the outspoken British entrepreneur who died from a brain haemorrhage on Monday evening, passed away...

  22. September 11, 2007

    The eco-goddess and the industrialist: a double loss

    I have no idea whether Dame Anita Roddick and Derek Bonham ever met. It’s unlikely. This is almost certainly the first time...

  23. September 11, 2007

    Roddick’s revolt

    Dame Anita Roddick was an irritating woman but it was intentional. The founder of The Body Shop, who died this week, used...

  24. September 11, 2007

    Charles Pretzlik: Roddick mourned

    It’s a gloomy day on the high street, and not just because Dame Anita Roddick died last night. We have pretty uninspiring...

  25. FT Alphaville

    September 11, 2007

    Dame Anita Roddick dies at 64

    Dame Anita Roddick, the entrepreneur who founded The Body Shop and built it into an alternative to the mainstream cosmetics...

  26. September 11, 2007

    Activist who inspired a business generation

    Dame Anita Roddick, who died yesterday aged 64, was the UK's most admired woman entrepreneur of recent years and will...

  27. September 11, 2007

    Activist who inspired a business generation

    Dame Anita Roddick, who died on Monday aged 64, was the UK’s most admired woman entrepreneur of recent years and will remain...

  28. September 10, 2007

    Dame Anita Roddick dies at 64

    Dame Anita Roddick, the entrepreneur who founded The Body Shop and built it into an alternative to the mainstream cosmetics...

  29. June 23, 2007

    Lush chief flags staff control of empire

    Mark Constantine, chief executive of Lush, is considering turning the eco-friendly cosmetics chain he co-founded 12 years...

  30. June 15, 2007

    A tricky adolescence ahead as junior market turns 12

    Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, once said that running a company on market research was like driving while looking...

  31. February 15, 2007

    Dame's bummer

    Dame Anita Roddick's status as an ageing hippie was always dubious, given the shrewdness with which Body Shop's founder...

  32. January 11, 2007

    Freeplay plunges as key order is delayed

    Shares in Freeplay fell 22 per cent to hit an all-time low yesterday after the maker of battery-free products such as...

  33. January 10, 2007

    You're not worth it

    It only seemed a matter of time before the ethical halo of Body Shop started to slip after it was sold to L'Oréal, the much...

  34. January 6, 2007

    FINANCE CORNER: Body Shop founder offers advice

    Dame Anita Roddick is offering a second chance as she returns to the British Library for another round of one-to-one advice...

  35. December 23, 2006

    Tectonic dinner plates

    Holiday dinners tend to be loud, vibrant affairs, with festive table displays and party favours, glistening turkeys set on...

  36. November 23, 2006

    Give Dame Anita an honorary degree

    From Mr Nikos Chloros. Sir, Anita Roddick was right about entrepreneurship: it can't be taught ("Don't get a business...

  37. November 20, 2006

    A business degree can make a success of an entrepreneur

    From Mr Tim Meldrum andMr Simon N. Stockley. Sir, Dame Anita Roddick asserts that she "never went to business school", so...

  38. November 18, 2006

    What do you gain by denigrating therapists?

    From Dr Joel S. Richman. Sir, Jeff Jones makes a decent point ("Go to a therapist if you want personality change", Letters,...

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