Announcements

  • FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards 2013 shortlist announced

    Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “Against a backdrop of an exciting but tough year for the global economy in 2012, it is clear to us that winning businesses are those that make the boldest decisions to change, grow, launch, acquire, merge or simply do something different. The shortlist for this year’s awards encapsulates that attitude to aspire to be bold and stand out, bringing positive impact on the way we do business.”

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  • Financial Times charity photography auction raises $250,000 in aid of The Global Fund for Children

    Last night in New York, the Financial Times and The Global Fund for Children hosted the first charity photography auction in the US, in association with Christie’s, to mark the finale of the FT’s 2012-2013 Seasonal Appeal. The evening raised $250,000 in aid of The Global Fund for Children, including match funding from the Pearson Foundation and GFC sponsors.

    Acclaimed auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen, head of Christie’s Europe, auctioned off 17 iconic photographs by Steve McCurry, Frank Worth, Robert Capa, Nadav Kander and others. Ranging from the 1950s to the present, photos included were “Ali Versus The Beatles,” a signed limited-edition print, Melvin Sokolsky’s “Bubble over New York, 1963,” which sold for $16,000, the stunning “Boy in Mid-Flight, 2007,”and recently published on the cover of Time magazine, a signed limited edition of a “Barack Obama III,” among others. View all of the photos sold at the auction at http://on.ft.com/charityauction.

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  • Financial Times and Citi announce global call for submissions for 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards

    NEW YORK: Today, the Financial Times and Citi announce a global call for submissions for the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action, a global programme that will recognise individuals, teams, organisations and community groups that have developed groundbreaking solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities.

    With more than 3.3 billion people currently living in urban areas – a number expected to rise to over 5 billion by 2030, according to a United Nations report – cities have a pressing need to address accelerating urbanisation to continue to thrive. This global programme was developed by the FT and Citi, in collaboration with INSEAD, to recognise those fueling urban progress.

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