The Financial Times’ recent online auction, calling for bids to win lunch with an FT journalist at a prestigious restaurant, has raised close to £120,000 for the charity Sightsavers.
Sightsavers, which aims to change the lives of some of the 39 million people in the world who are blind, is the recipient of this year’s FT seasonal appeal. The appeal runs from November to January and involves reporting on a charity’s work in print an online to encourage donations.
Foursquare users can now see lists of FT reviewed restaurants in the UK and New York on the Financial Times’ Foursquare page.
On the back of Foursquare’s recently launched lists and pages functionality, the FT has set up a list of UK and New York restaurants reviewed by the FT on Foursquare. If you’re a Foursquare user who follows the FT page, you will see our tips popping up every time you check into a restaurant we’ve reviewed. Then you can – with a single tap – read what the FT thought about the restaurant you’re in.
On December 6 in Palo Alto, California, the Financial Times, in partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business, hosted its inaugural Financing Innovation conference. Chaired by Richard Waters, West Coast Editor of the FT, the conference gathered investors and corporate leaders to discuss the latest advances, arising investment opportunities, and the impact on business strategies in this rapidly changing landscape.
Innovation has long been central to US economic success, and in his opening remarks, Richard Waters noted, “The innovation coming out of the Valley right now has got the world’s attention, not just the East Coast’s.”
The British Prime Minister delivered remarks on proposed policy changes that would make the UK more competitive in Life Sciences at the FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference in London on Monday 5th December.
Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber introduced Mr Cameron to the stage at the Marriott Grosvenor Square where he addressed a room of over 100 executives from across the pharmaceutical industry.
“Suits and the City,” a new photoblog documenting the look of New York’s best-dressed professionals, has already proven to be a welcome addition to FT.com. The blog can be found on Luxury 360, a subsection of FT.com that houses all FT news, analysis and special features related to the luxury industry. It is edited by FT fashion editor Vanessa Friedman and photographer Sophie Elgort.
Each day, Elgort scouts the streets of New York to find “people who stand out and whose outfits don’t blend in with what everyone else is wearing. Sometimes it is as simple as a really nice, well fitted suit, whereas other times it is somebody who can pull off wearing lots of colors or patterns, putting them together in a way that is still professional.” Once the subject’s photo is snapped, she gathers information on what designers they’re wearing and speaks to them about the philosophy behind their style. The slideshow is updated daily at http://on.ft.com/t6syoD.