The Financial Times aims to provide FT journalism to readers and subscribers across any format and device they like, including print and digital, mobile and other hand-held devices. Figures reported today show that the FT continues to attract a bigger audience and more paying customers for its content across all of these channels.
The FT now has 206,892 paying digital subscribers, up 71% year on year. Combined paid print and digital circulation figures are at 597,015, up 3% on the last quarter (Deloitte assured, 2 October 2010 to 4 January 2011).
The Financial Times and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today launched the FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, a major global programme designed to recognise the institutions across the financial industry that have shown leadership and innovation in integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into their business.
The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards evolve out of the FT Sustainable Banking Awards, which over five years established themselves as the world’s leading awards for banks and other institutions focused on sustainable development. The transformation of the Sustainable Banking Awards into the Sustainable Finance Awards reflects the major shifts that are taking place across the banking and investment community, which faces growing pressure to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors into all levels of decision-making, from risk management and product design to actual investing and financing.
The Financial Times today hosted a debate entitled ‘The Year Ahead’, in partnership with Editorial Intelligence. FT editor, Lionel Barber, chaired the panel of Terry Smith, Tullett Prebon CEO; Lord Andrew Adonis, Institute for Government director; Baroness Shriti Vadera, Adviser to Governments and FT US managing ediGillian Tett.
During the lively debate panellists gave their predictions for 2011 and answered questions on the European debt crisis, UK coalition, US politics, China, Brazil, inflation, youth unployment and the royal wedding. You can listen to audio from the debate at: http://traffic.libsyn.com/ei/ei-yearahead.mp3