Qingdao:Around 300 guests gathered in the FTChinese-Qingdao International Economic Forum on 20 June at the Le Méridien Hotel in Qingdao, including financial services professionals, business consultants and delegates from prestigious business schools. The theme of this year’s forum was “Think Strategically, Grow Smartly”.
Now in its fourth year, the one-day forum was co-organized by the Qingdao Municipal Government, the Financial Times and FTChinese.com. The forum explored economic growth strategies after the financial crisis and China’s development in the transformation period.
Following the launch of Google+ in November 2011, the Financial Times has built up a loyal base of followers and has recently reached the 1m milestone, making it the fastest growing newspaper on this platform.
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LONDON: The Financial Times and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced the winners of the 2012 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, with Bridges Ventures of the UK winning the Award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered named as Global Sustainable Bank of the Year, and Kilimo Salama of Kenya taking the prize for Technology in Sustainable Finance.
Now in their seventh year, The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards are the major global awards for environmentally and socially responsible banking and investment. The 2012 Awards attracted 161 entries from 145 financial institutions and 36 non-financial groups in 67 countries.