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The rise of conscious capitalism
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The rise of conscious capitalism

Increasingly, companies are realising they cannot afford to ignore issues like climate change, income inequality and a whole range of governance questions. Investors are also saying they want more than just profits. 

Curbing the great sand grab
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Curbing the great sand grab

Every year, more sand than can be replenished is consumed to satisfy the global appetite for infrastructure. And curbing the plunder is proving far from straightforward.

Creating a circular economy for fashion
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Creating a circular economy for fashion

Waste in fashion is on a massive scale, and less than one per cent of recycled textiles are converted into new, wearable materials. But very gradually, that may be changing. The FT’s Madison Darbyshire takes a closer look at three companies moving toward a circular economy for fashion, each in a different way.

Investors’ growing appetite for alternative proteins

The demand for food protein is rising and investors are looking at what is a fast-growing market. But despite the potential, the industry shows some substantial downsides. Discover the problems in our video with the Financial Times.

Can we avoid drowning in a sea of e-waste?
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Can we avoid drowning in a sea of e-waste?

Can we avoid drowning in a sea of e-waste? The world produces some 50 million tonnes of electronic waste every year. It is becoming ever more important that we extract e-waste’s valuable elements more efficiently and refine the second-hand market for products. But more importantly, consumer habits must change. Watch our FT Rethink video here

Could car subscription services disrupt the auto industry?

Could car subscription services disrupt the auto industry? Watch our FT Rethink video here with Financial Times correspondent Patrick McGee and discover how this Netflix-style model will revolutionise car ownership.

DYSFUNCTIONAL: exploring sustainability through design

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur explores our relationship with the natural world and the ocean in his work for his exhibit for DYSFUNCTIONAL, at the Ca’ d’Oro Palazzo, unveiled during the Venice Biennale 2019.

Can we build smarter people using AI?
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Can we build smarter people using AI?

Will AI help us create people who are artificially smarter than others? Theoretical neuroscientist and entrepreneur Vivienne Ming believes it’s inevitable, but warns that our use of AI could have unintended consequences.

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