From 17-21 March the Financial Times held its first global FT charity week at its offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. The event aimed to inform, inspire and engage employees around the FT’s corporate responsibility programme, which invests in causes that advance literacy and education, support journalism, the environment and local communities.
Charity partners visited FT offices to explain what they do, how they work and how employees can get involved. In London there were lunchtime talks with Apps for Good, which teaches students to design and code their own apps; iCAN, the children’s communications charity; Trees for Cities, which plants trees to make cities greener and Harris Bermondsey Academy, which recruits employees to their mentor scheme for GCSE students. In New York and Hong Kong, staff voted to choose their local partner for the year which will be supported with a donation and employee volunteering.
The winners of the sixth annual FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards were announced in London on Thursday night, recognising the people and companies that have embraced change and taken bold decisions to build sustainable enterprises in a global market.
The Financial Times will host its tenth annual Business of Luxury Summit on 11-13 May 2014 at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City. Chaired by FT editor Lionel Barber, the premier event will bring together senior executives, decision makers and financiers from the global luxury sector to discuss the crucial markets and value systems that will shape the industry in the decade to come.
Since its launch in Shanghai in 2005, the summit has attracted the world’s most influential people in the luxury industry to debate the global financial crisis, innovation in technology and the rapidly changing habits of the luxury consumer.
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