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Champion sailor Ben Ainslie worries about growing financial barriers to entry
Formed more than 30m years ago, the Amazon basin acts as one of the few remaining natural bulwarks against climate change. This report explores why and how the Amazon matters to the entire world and what can be done to conserve it for future generations
For a growing number of activists, the solution to the environmental crisis is a circular economy — one that, unlike the old ‘take-make-waste’ model, keeps natural resources within the production cycle. This report looks at some of the opportunities and obstacles
I saw what traumas follow when a deceased parent had failed to put pen to paper
As technology is becoming ever more intertwined with society, questions are being raised over its growing influence. In this report, we look at the impact of Facebook creating an oversight board; how tech is blurring the lines for healthcare providers; the rise of e-government; and religion’s unexpected embrace of apps
Buyers home in on London property amid turmoil and uncertainty at home
This final chapter of our series investigates the future of security including: cyber experts’ race to keep up with hackers; how humans will adapt to the chaos brought on by climate change; and why flu is mostly likely to cause a pandemic.
A fifth of new venture capital funds raised in Europe come from private wealth
More countries will pledge to adopt or consider net zero targets at this year’s climate talks in Madrid. We also discuss the growing danger of extreme weather on assets; how rich and poor regions can prepare for drought; and Vanuatu threatens to sue polluters over climate effect
Separating originals from fakes has become a risky business but new tools help spot the cheats
F1 chief Chase Carey presents rule changes as ‘watershed moment’ for the sport. Mercedes’ Toto Wolff says success is all in the mind. Ferrari’s head Louis Camilleri has ‘serene’ ideas on returning team to winning ways. Plus the grind behind the lengthening race calendar
FT writers examine technical and policy developments that could have a real impact in the drive for universal health coverage, from drone initiatives in Malawi to new finance mechanisms that ‘de-risk’ deals for companies producing medical supplies for poorer countries
Paul Atkin, an accountant turned entrepreneur, wants to construct the Teatro San Cassiano under difficult circumstances
Arguments between potential heirs often magnified by scale and complexity of a wealthy family’s legacy
Institutions are under ever greater scrutiny over donations from tainted sources
Business empires rethink succession plans as young heirs choose other paths
What does President Buhari’s second term mean for the economy, the central bank, trade, and hydrocarbons; plus Nigeria’s answer to Spotify, wildcat gold mining, and how to respond to an abduction
Investment experts discuss challenges of growth, stock market and security
Presenteeism among ill employees is a growing cause of lost productivity, especially among younger workers
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
The FT’s Leo Lewis looks at how the country is attempting to address death from overwork
Welcome to Diversity Leaders, a report highlighting the progress made towards achieving full inclusion in the workplace but also the challenges that still remain. Included is an inaugural ranking 700 leading companies surveyed across 10 European countries, praised by staff for their approach.
The final part of this FT report examines the importance of cyber security for ecommerce. The looming peak shopping period presents more opportunities for hackers; cyber insurance becomes mainstream; and the rise of quantum computing raises questions about encryption methods
The higher education sector generates lots of intellectual property — and is increasingly keen to cash in on it. We look at how universities nurture spinouts in the UK, Turkey and California, what Brexit will mean for British researchers, and why governments are bolder than business in robotics
Sub-zero yields defy economic logic; investors in Argentina suffer nerves after change of president; UK hangs back on green gilts. Plus: amid bulk short selling, hidden dangers may lurk in the design of junk bond ETFs