LONDON: Financial Times editor Lionel Barber and Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, hosted the fourth annual FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards last night. Paul Deighton, CEO of LOCOG, gave the keynote address at the awards dinner held at the British Museum in London.
The awards recognise companies and individuals who have stood out for their dedication to innovation and change in the interests of commerce.
The Financial Times’ continued support for Trees for Cities has helped fund landscaping projects in the London borough of Southwark, improving the area for local residents.
Trees for Cities works with local communities to plant trees in socially and economically deprived urban areas around the world.
Now in its second year of FT funding, the charity has delivered two community-focused, tree planting projects restoring neglected estates and creating a new urban woodland area.
Forty years after its launch and after five years of successful global expansion, the Financial Times this week relaunches its conferences and events division as Financial Times Live, making live video streaming, webinars, a video archive and Twitter chats core elements of its corporate events.
The new format will launch at the FT Digital Media Conference on 7 March at Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London, which attracts influential digital visionaries, media executives and entrepreneurs. Over two days, six sessions with distinguished speakers including Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and Andy Bird, Chairman of Walt Disney International, will be live streamed on the website.