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Behind the Money

From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. Produced by Manuela Saragosa and Oluwakemi Aladesuyi. The show returns this September 2021 with a specialRead more

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4 - Inside ESG: Sustainable finance and the threat to divest

Oct 20 • 24:03

If you want your investments to match your principles should a threat to divest be part of your long-term strategy?...

4 - Inside ESG: Sustainable finance and the threat to divest

Oct 20 • 24:03

If you want your investments to match your principles should a threat to divest be part of your long-term strategy?...

3 - Inside ESG: The tiny fund that took on a US giant and won

Oct 6 • 19:27

The story of how a tiny, unknown hedge fund took on a giant of corporate America over climate change - and won. Charlie Penner of Engine No 1 talks about the very public proxy campaign he launched against Exxon Mobil, forcing the oil major to prepare for a future free of fossil fuels....

2 - Inside ESG: Can businesses really marry profit and purpose?

Sep 23 • 22:00

Milton Friedman, the renowned American economist and spiritual mentor of many entrepreneurs, argued that the social responsibility of business was to increase profits. This has been the gospel since the early 1970s, but companies and investors are beginning to rethink the purpose of business. Has the sun really set on the Miltonian era?...

1 - Inside ESG: Is the $1.7tn wave of sustainable investing hope or hype?

Sep 23 • 23:03

When Tariq Fancy joined BlackRock as its first chief investment officer for sustainable investing in 2018, he was convinced that with companies around the world, including the world’s biggest asset manager, embracing environmental, social and governance (ESG) causes, the stage was set to reform capitalism. As a former Wall Street banker, he’d been hired by Blackrock after ...

Trailer: Inside ESG

Sep 22 • 01:30

Behind the Money presents a special 5-part series produced in partnership with the FT’s Moral Money team that goes inside the colossal sums flowing into sustainable investing....

Introducing Tech Tonic: You Can’t Always Get What you Quant

Jul 19 • 28:26

Introducing the FT Tech Tonic podcast. You can subscribe and listen to the rest of the series here....

Financial services after Brexit

Dec 9 • 22:51

The City of London is home to some of the world’s biggest banks and busiest exchanges but the UK is just weeks away from leaving the EU single market and many questions about access to the bloc are still unresolved. Philip Stafford, editor of FT Trading Room, and Stephen Morris, the FT’s banking editor, take a look at the future of financial services after Brexit....

Moderna’s race to the vaccine

Dec 2 • 19:20

The Boston-based biotech eschewed a traditional approach to vaccine development, instead pitching its use of mRNA technology to investors. That pitch paid off this year as the company stands to be one of the first to bring a Covid-19 vaccine to market. Hannah Kuchler, the FT’s US pharma and biotech correspondent, reports on Moderna’s race to find an immunisation for the no...

Reckoning with a colonial past

Nov 26 • 26:08

As protests following the killing of George Floyd in the US reverberated around the world this summer, Belgium, like many other countries, experienced its own reckoning: with a brutal colonial past, with the systemic racism that inhibits its black citizens today and with the question of what exactly it owes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which it exploited for 75 yea...

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