LOOKING out at an audience of hundreds, the woman who facilitated the historic Paris Agreement on climate change delivered an ultimatum: "Decide today whether you are going to be part of the...

THE business of investing in startups is complex. Sure, venture capitalists would tell you to bet on disruptive companies with high growth potential and outstanding founders.

SEATED in a conference room of the company he now chairs, Chan Ka-keung remarks breezily about his new role at Hong Kong's largest independent online lender, WeLab: "The job is the easiest (I've...

BARONESS Valerie Amos, 65, has worn many hats in a varied career. The former United Nations under-secretary-general's latest posting has, since 2015, been as director of the University of London's...

TO the uninitiated, distance running may not seem like a team sport. But in the university context, say, the seemingly solitary pursuit can be fuelled by camaraderie, says Michael O'Connor, co-...

THE next time you switch on a Netflix or Amazon Prime video and marvel at the picture and sound quality, tip your hat to these pioneer video streaming services that have redefined what watching TV...

MARTIN Gilbert, vice-chairman of Standard Life Aberdeen, says he was abysmal as a portfolio manager. But few could fault his dealmaking prowess.

MAKING a business out of environmental protection and humanitarian aid sounds counter-intuitive. Aren't such causes costly, resource-intensive endeavours, while business is all about efficiency...

FROM the Tiananmen Square protests to today's unfolding Brexit process, outgoing British High Commissioner Scott Wightman's career has borne witness to historic moments - something he had broadly...

FIVE months in, and 2019 has already been an eventful year for the aviation industry.