I've written on a vast spread of topics over the years. Here are some examples, with links to stories published by the Financial Times


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Green chemistry:

October 22, 2013 Chemicals: Science views waste in role as raw material of the future

It sounds like the perfect solution. Bayer, a venerable German chemicals company, has developed a process for using carbon...By Ross Tieman


Consulting industry in Emerging markets:

November 12, 2012 Emerging markets: Think local for global expansion 

Double-digit growth in demand for consultancy has put emerging markets at the centre of expansion for many western firms in...By Ross Tieman


Sustainable business:

April 23, 2012 L’Oréal’s campaign to help the disadvantaged

Chea Lun is changing the way L’Oréal thinks about sustainable business. “Today, the countries of the south of the planet are...By Ross Tieman



May 18, 2011 Airlines: Flying into area of high pressure

Much of Europe’s aviation industry is caught in a vortex of seemingly-endless restructuring. No matter how much legacy...By Ross Tieman


Financial Industry:

May 9, 2012 Challenger cities: Second tier focuses on specialised approach

Geneva ranks a distant second to Zurich in the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) published in March by Z/Yen Group. Yet...By Ross Tieman


Sustainable development/consumer/marketing:

April 23, 2011 Development: ‘Model must make our products affordable’

Seven policemen in rural Ghana have joined a club that will provide monthly refills of insecticides and cleaning products...By Ross Tieman



Social transformation and technology:

February 16, 2012 Before you give up the day job...

Few people think of Thomas Edison, inventor of the first practical light bulb, as a social engineer. Yet the ability to work...By Ross Tieman



November 26, 2010 Livestock: Meat eaters pose bigger threat than CO2 output

The figures are stark. Livestock produce 18 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than all the aeroplanes...By Ross Tieman


Healthcare/combatting malaria:

April 23, 2009 Spraying: Traditional mainstay may be reinvigorated

Spraying the walls and ceilings of houses with insecticide was a cornerstone of attempts to eradicate malaria during the...By Ross Tieman


Corporate/personal profile

March 17, 2011 France’s Free is wired for telecoms success

Xavier Niel, founder of telecoms group Free...By Ross Tieman