St. Eden vineyard Darius Sanai examines the creation of Bond, one of the world's most desirable wines and brainchild of Napa Valley wine royal Bill Harlan, over a tasting with its winemaker Legacy…

Can we put a price tag on nature? Valuing the carbon services of plants and animals is essential to bridging the gap between finance and conservation, says Professor Connel Fullenkamp, the leading…

Attribution science explores the link between climate and extreme weather Flooding in South Africa, wildfires in California, heatwaves in India: each new extreme weather event seems the…

EY's Global Vice Chair on Sustainability, Steve Varley, speaks to LUX's Leaders and Philanthropists Editor, Samantha Welsh, about EY's approach to sustainable investing, the future of…

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Jean-Michel Cousteau and his father, Jacques, onboard their wind ship, Alcyone. © Jean-Michel Cousteau Private Collection Darius Sanai speaks to Jean-Michel Cousteau, the French ocean explorer,…

Traditional net fishing from a boat 80% of the earth's biomass is concentrated in the oceans. But how do we put a value on the deep sea? As the concept of natural capital — putting a price tag on…

Founder of Fondation Thalie, Nathalie Guiot The Brussels-based French founder of Fondation Thalie is from one of France’s biggest retail families. Nathalie Guiot speaks to LUX about the need…

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Jennifer Anderson, Co-Head of Sustainable Investment & ESG at Lazard Asset Management, speaks to LUX Contributing Editor, Samantha Welsh, about the history of her career, the changes in the ESG…

Nature provides services worth over $125 trillion per year globally The planet's species population sizes have decreased by 70% since the 1970s. Yet while scientists have proven that biodiversity…

Beam Suntory has established the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky, which supports a curriculum to educate the next generation of distillers Kim Marotta is…

Heather Clancy and Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact © GreenBiz Group/Louis Bryant III Is there a one size fits all when it comes to corporate climate…

Anita Choudhrie, Founder of Path to Success and Stellar International Art Foundation Anita Choudhrie is at the forefront of building opportunities for women in both the worlds of art and sports.…

Unilever, one of the largest suppliers of consumer goods, has committed itself to sustainable ways of working throughout the whole company. Image by Bernard Hermant Rebecca Marmot is Chief…

Left to right: Naoko and Maya Dalla Valle We taste some of the most admired vintages of Napa Valley, through the decades, with two generations of the owning family of the Dalla Valle estate, Naoko…

Bovet 19 Thirty Hours hand setting Swiss watch brand Bovet is renowned for its artistic and mechanically sophisticated high-end timepieces. On the company’s 200th anniversary, owner and…

X Museum. Image courtesy X Museum and Weiqi Jin Michael Xufu Huang is the co-founder of X Museum, a platform for cultivating talents and supporting young and mid-career artists within a global…

Painting by Christopher Cheung. Displayed at Spectrosynthesis II, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Patrick Sun is pushing forward a movement very close to his heart through his foundation Sunpride,…

Photograph by Isabella Sheherazade Sanai The pandemic has accelerated the rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. However, argues Markus Müller, we must improve global…

Consumers and business owners should take time to educate themsleves about the most effective ways to combat global heating. Pictured: The Alps on the Swiss/Austrian border, where the total winter…

When the pandemic grounded air travel in 2019, it also brought grounding of a different kind: a chance to reflect on the aviation addiction which now constitutes 2 percent of all global carbon…

Dimitri Zenghelis, Chair of the Responsible Wealth Committee at CapGen, is one expert in the concept of a zero-carbon economy. A PPE Oxon alumnus, Zenghelis is a lauded academic, entrepreneur, and…

Dolphin Square, Dolphin House Justin Travlos is Global Head of Responsible Investment at AXA IM Alts. His management of a diverse investment portfolio is governed by one underlying principle: all…

Prince Robert de Luxembourg. Courtesy of Domaine Clarence Dillon. F. Poincet @ OccitMedia Prince Robert de Luxembourg is taking Domaine Clarence Dillon and Château Haut-Brion, one of Bordeaux’s…

James Chen, Chairman, Chen Yet Sen Family Foundation and 'Vision for a Nation’ ‘Moonshot Philanthropist’ James Chen speaks to LUX about the importance of risking capital for a mission that…

Emilie Pastor © Kate Martin. Emilie Pastor is a scion of the Monaco real estate and art collecting dynasty; Sibylle Rochat works with her as art advisor. Here, they speak to Samantha Welsh about…

Portia Antonia Alexis is a leading consumer business analyst, neuroeconomist and mathematician Portia Antonia Alexis is a consumer goods analyst and researcher specialising in the realm of…

Works by Pia Krajewski in the group exhibition ‘Lost and Found in Paradis’, Paris, 2019 The pandemic has changed the art market forever. A new model of purchasing and enjoying art is amazing,…

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Surina Narula, founder and patron of the UK-based Consortium for Street Children Based between London and Delhi, Surina Narula has founded philanthropic endeavours as diverse as Jaipur Literature…

Helga Piaget, Founder of Passion Sea Helga Piaget is the founder of the Monaco-based non-profit organisation Passion Sea, which reaches out to schools around the world with educational and artistic…

Vitalie Taittinger is president of the Taittinger champagne house. Photograph by Luc Valigny Vitalie Taittinger took over her family's champagne house in 2020. As well as controlling the creation…

Bellini’s Pietà at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, which Beretta helped restore The role of philanthropy has never been more urgent, and is reflected in our ongoing online series. Here, Umberta…

Hermès perfumer Christine Nagel. Photograph by Sofia Etmauro Christine Nagel is one of the most admired perfumers in the world, and has worked as the "nose" of Hermès since 2016. Most recently,…

Manfredi Catella, CEO of COIMA and president of the Riccardo Catella Foundation Manfredi Catella is the CEO of COIMA, the real estate company behind Porta Nuova in Milan, one of the most important…

The main cover of our Summer 2021 issue, with a portrait of, and logo takeover by Rashid Johnson Our Editor-in-Chief on the role of media and convergence in sustainability and luxury, from the…

Professor Peter Newell made waves earlier this year with a report describing how the wealthy have a disproportionate impact on climate change - and a particular duty to change their habits. The…

Lady Edwina Grosvenor. Photograph by Roo Kendall at Pencil Agency Lady Edwina Grosvenor is the daughter of Britain's richest landowner, the Duke of Westminster, and a passionate advocate for prison…

Philanthropist and businessman Etienne d'Arenberg Etienne d’Arenberg hails from one of Europe’s oldest families and is treasurer of the Arenberg Foundation, whose mission is the promotion of…

Olivier Krug. Image by Jenny Zarins Olivier Krug, sixth generation director of the Krug champagne house, sits down for a tasting with a musical difference with LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius…

A colourful neon installation by Jason Rhoades in the home of German art dealer David Zwirner Art collector and author Tiqui Atencio is the founder and chair of the Tate Latin America Acquisition…

Lamberto Frescobaldi is the president of Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Lamberto Frescobaldi is the 30th generation (yes, you read that right) head of Florence’s Frescobaldi dynasty which has done…

Durjoy Rahman is an art patron and collector, and the founder of Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation Art collector and patron Durjoy Rahman founded the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation in 2018 to promote…

Jewellery designer and philanthropist Tessa Packard Tessa Packard is the founder of her eponymous fine jewellery brand, and a business mentor for several youth and education-focused charities. As…

Alexandre Mars is the Founder & CEO of non-profit foundation Epic and the Founder of Paris-based VC fund blisce/. Image courtesy of Epic French entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Alexandre…

Alia Al-Senussi is an academic and global arts patron. Photograph by Anton Corbijn Alia Al-Senussi grew up between Egypt, South Dakota, and Minnesota, and is now based in London where she works as…

Juanita Ingram is the founder and chair of the board of trustees of Dress for Success Greater London (DfSGL) Attorney, author and actress Juanita Ingram began working as a volunteer for women's…

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Artworks by Erwin Wurm installed in Cafe de Flore, Paris Art historian Anne-Pierre d’Albis-Ganem is the founder of the Parcours-Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a yearly contemporary art festival in…

Keith Breslauer congratulating a wounded British veteran during The Veteran Games Keith Breslauer is the founder and Managing Director of private equity company Patron Capital, and a trustee and…

Wendy Yu on her trip to Rwanda with Women For Women International charity Fashion entrepreneur Wendy Yu is the founder and CEO of Yu Holdings, an international ambassador for the French…

Katrina Aleksa Ryemill is a co-founder of Association of Women In The Arts Non-profit organisation Association of Women In The Arts was founded with the ambition of providing a networking and…

Caroline Scheufele (left) and actress Julianne Moore at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival wearing Chopard.Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images Chopard’s Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele…

Montegrappa's online configurator allows full customisation of the brand's iconic fountain pens Responding to the ever increasing demand for custom-designed products, Italian luxury brand…

José Soares dos Santos outside the Lisbon Oceanarium Through his Oceano Azul Foundation and game-changing Oceanário de Lisboa, Portuguese business leader and activist José Soares dos Santos is…

Nadya Abela is the founder and CEO of the Nadezda Foundation in the Russia and the UK Philanthropist Nadya Abela established the Nadezda Foundation in her hometown of Tver in Russia in 2015 to…

OceanX’s sub Deep Rover filming for ‘Blue Planet II’ in Cocos Island in the Pacific Ocean, 2015. Image by Ian Kellett. Once the sea casts its spell, it holds you in its net of wonder forever.…

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, located off the coast of California. Image by NOAA/Mark Norder Douglas McCauley directs the Benioff Ocean Initiative, the philanthropic organisation…

The Lisbon Oceanarium, Europe’s largest informational and educational space on the oceans, is operated by a foundation launched by Portugal’s Dos Santos family. Image by Paulo Maxim Claudio de…

Marie-Claire Daveu with Elodie Brunstein of ecological engineers Solicaz in French Guiana. Image by Magneto. The Kering group, owner of Gucci and Bottega Veneta, led the luxury industry by…

Château La Mission Haut-Brion. Courtesy of Domaine Clarence Dillon For the cosmopolitan Prince Robert de Luxembourg, owning one of the world’s most celebrated wine estates, Château Haut-Brion,…

Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar. Image by Marko Delbello Ocepek. Iranian-born designer Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar does it all – interiors, architectural design, weddings. Whether large-scale events or private…

A sushi platter from Zuma's menu When chef Rainer Becker opened the first Zuma restaurant in Knightsbridge in 2002, it set a new benchmark for informal high end dining. Sven Koch joined the…

A dining room interior by SKIN. Image by Andrew Miller Photography Founded by interior designer Lauren Lozano Ziol and graphic designer Michelle Jolas, SKIN is a luxury interior design studio that…

Dr. Li Li is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of MEBO Group Li Li is a woman on a mission. Taking over her husband’s Beijing-based medical company MEBO after his unexpected early passing a…

Giorgio Armani. Courtesy Giorgio Armani The designs of fashion superstar Giorgio Armani have become synonymous with the relaxed yet restrained and sophisticated style that has, over the nearly half…

The Princess Yachts’ X95 flybridge Antony Sheriff has transformed the fortunes of Bernard Arnault’s yachtmaker Princess, creating boats that are stylish, in demand and environmentally…

L’Arbre aux tourmalines (1976) by Jean Vendome © MNHN/F. Farges. The heritage of Parisian jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is being honoured by an exhibition at the Muséum National d’Histoire…

Erdem Moralioglu by Tom Mannion Erdem Moralıoğlu's flagship store is in Mayfair, but the heart of this designer to the stars is in hip east London, where he lives and has his studio. He gives…

Portia Antonia Alexis is a leading consumer business analyst, neuroeconomist and mathematician Portia Antonia Alexis is a neuroeconomist and consumer goods analyst specialising in the luxury and…

Interiors by Jouin Manku at the recently reopened restaurant Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London. Image by Pierre Monetta With 21 Michelin stars to his name, Alain Ducasse is one of the…

Supported by the Lady Bamford Foundation as a centre for craft and sustainable design, Nila House occupies a 1940s residence in Jaipur restored by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. Image…

Plaza Premium Group's newest concept provides a "first-class" experience with fine dining and spa facilities. Pictured here: the relaxation area at Plaza Premium First Hong Kong Headquartered in…

Family-owned Italian brand Smeg transforms kitchen appliances into objets d' art Originally established as an enamelling plant in 1948 by the Bertazzoni family, Smeg is now globally renowned for…

Picasso Towers is a €225m residential development including luxury penthouses and apartments Picasso Towers is Málaga's latest luxury residential development, featuring 213 apartments on the…

People are buying bigger and bigger planes, says Jetcraft's Jahid Fazal-Karim such as the Global 6000 private jet pictured here Jahid Fazal-Karim joined Jetcraft in 2008, and has since transformed…

Inside OMM designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates. Photo by Batuhan Keskiner This September will see the opening of Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM), a major new art museum in Eskişehir, Turkey.…

The KIKU by Savoir Beds features panels of hand-painted gilded silk wallpaper by London-based company Fromental In 1905 The Savoy Hotel decided to create a bespoke bed for its guests, and so began…

The Rocco Forte Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland Since he created it in 1996, Sir Rocco Forte has grown his eponymous luxury hotel group to include multiple properties in key destinations…

The entrance to the Moxy Hotel in Chelsea, NYC President of Lightstone Mitchell Hochberg has put his stamp on New York with multiple real-estate developments, including luxury residences 130…

A display in LEMA's London showroom. Photography by Emma Lambe Founded in 1970, LEMA still remains family-owned and true to its 'Made in Italy' philosophy. The group collaborates with famed…

David Hockney byAndy Warhol, ca. 1972, Polaroid © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Licensed by DACS, London. Courtesy BASTIAN, London Established in 1989 by Celine and…

The Canary Wharf Estate is now one of London's most recognisable views Once an industrial dockyard, Canary Wharf Estate is now home to London's most famous skyline of angular glass towers, but…

The entrance to the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster, London Under the leadership of Alfred Pisani, Corinthia Hotels has grown from a single family-owned banquet hall in Malta to a global luxury…

Richard Mille chooses sports personalities as brand ambassadors, including Ukrainian high jumper Yuliya Levchenko Richard Mille is the name adorning some of the world’s most expensive – and…

View from a penthouse in the Parc Du Cap development by the Caudwell Collection In 2006 British entrepreneur John Caudwell sold his pioneering telecommunications company, the Caudwell Group,…

L'oscar is named after and inspired by writer Oscar Wilde. The hotel sits in the heart of London's historic literary neighbourhood Bloomsbury Jacques Garcia is the master of decadent design. His…

Perched on top of a mountain, the Bürgenstock Hotel boasts unparalleled views of Lake Lucerne Bürgenstock is the most ambitious resort development in European history, a spectacular complex of…

The Buckingham Gate entrance at Northacre's No.1 Palace Street development Luxury real estate developer Northacre was founded in 1977 by German architect Klas Nilsson. Owner of The Lancasters, a…

Spring Place New York: members-only collaborative workspace and social club Co-working spaces are already well integrated into our urban landscapes. Companies like WeWork provide communal offices…

British Polo Day 2017 at Black Bear Polo Club, Henley-on-Thames British Polo Day’s unique approach to an international, invitation only, global polo platform has cemented the brand as one of the…

andBeyond game drive in the Serengeti Joss Kent is a born adventurer. Son of LUX columnist and Abercrombie & Kent CEO Geoffrey Kent, Joss left behind the family legacy to run luxury travel…

Gerhard Vormwald, Thomas mit Messlatte, 1980, Gelatin silver print photography, 30cm x 30cm Courtesy Prince House Gallery photo basel is Switzerland's first and only international art fair…

The UR-105 provides an analogue and digital display of the time URWERK’s unique approach to high horology has established it as one of the most creative and desirable brands in the industry.…

Dr Johnny Hon Johnny Hon, founder of venture capital and investment company Global Group, is on a mission to lower cultural and trade barriers between east and west to encourage commerce, charity…

Kate Upton at the 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes Charity art auctions are taking off around the world, and for the best and worst of reasons, says Simon de Pury, himself the world’s leading philanthropic…

Luxury groups like Gucci owner Kering (Paris headquarters pictured) are adapting to a fresh wave of consumer demand Fashion and luxury brands need to transform they way they work, think and…

Jean-Claude Biver with Hublot friend Usain Bolt The luxury industry needs to adapt to the biggest generational change in retail history. How? By going back to the future, says our columnist…

A prominent member of the charitable Pearly Kings and Queens Society, Doreen Golding as featured in 'Voices East London' by Maryam Eisler Maryam Eisler is a busy woman; co-chair of the Tate’s…

Ulysse Nardin FREAK VISION, launched at this year's SIHH The venerable Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, known for its elaborate and striking timepieces, was purchased by luxury group Kering (owner…

Thomas Keller at pictured at his Napa restaurant, The French Laundry. Image by Deborah Jones Ever since legendary chef Thomas Keller opened his restaurant The French Laundry in California’s Napa…

Three paintings by Russian artist Erik Bulatov in his 2015 show ‘Bot’ at de Pury de Pury in London The time is right for the art auction world to embrace the new digital technologies and take…

Louis Vuitton’s strategy to overcome consumer inertia is to develop products, such as this from their 2017 pre-fall collection, which stand out as one-offs The nature of luxury is evolving fast.…

The Hublot boutique in the IFC Mall, Hong Kong Jean-Claude Biver was celebrated as the saviour of the luxury mechanical watch industry when it was threatened 40 years ago with virtual annihilation…

Bangkok-based designer, Bill Bensley is renowned for his original approach to luxury Bill Bensley is the go-to designer for one-of-a-kind luxury hotels. The Bangkok-based architect has masterminded…

Cliveden House has played host to some of the most famous names in literature This weekend, Cliveden house hotel just outside London will reverberate to the musings and debates generated by the…

Model Will Chalker and his family star in the campaign for Acqua Di Parma's newest fragrance, Colonia Pura As famous for its striking yellow Art Deco packaging as its 'colonias', Acqua di Parma has…

One of the walled gardens at the former Laennec hospital at 40 rue de Sèvres Cour in Paris's 7th arrondissement, a masterpiece of 17th century architecture that underwent a major refurbishment…

Luxury Cotswolds hotel Buckland Manor is part of the Andrew Brownsword hotel collection In an era of parallel entrepreneurs, who start several businesses at once, Andrew Brownsword is a serial…

Wendy Yu flies between London and Hong Kong for her businesses on a regular basis Wendy Yu is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and the founder and CEO of Yu Capital. With investments in China…

Priya Paul, one of India’s most prominent entrepreneurs, is chairperson of the design conscious, luxury five-star boutique hotel group ‘The Park Hotels’. She is heir to the Apeejay Surrendra…

Joe Sitt, President and CEO of Thor Equities Joseph Sitt, President and CEO of Thor Equities, sits atop a luxury property, retail and advisory empire that straddles the western hemisphere. His…

Groupe Floirat's first property, the legendary Hotel Byblos, Saint Tropez Hotel Byblos and its nightclub Les Caves du Roy are French Riviera legends, hosting celebrities, old wealth, young…

Westminster School, London Westminster School in London is probably the best school in the world. From Beijing to Buenos Aires, the global elite crave a place at the institution, dating back to…

The crunchy part of lasagne. Massimo Bottura at Geneva Motor Show 2017 Massimo Bottura has the world at his feet: his three Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, achieved the…

More and more luxury brands are pledging their commitment to protecting our planet by valuing environmental concerns as highly as their customer's expectations. Leading the way in the luxury…

New York interior designer Ryan Korban has designed retail spaces for the biggest names in fashion - most recently the Aquazzura's opulent flagship on Madison Avenue - and counts Nicole Richie and…

Ski season is in full swing, and there’s nothing like nestling around a dining table in your own apartment on the slopes, sipping at your own magnum of Brunello di Montlcino in privacy with your…

Super-collector Anita Zabludowicz founded the Zabludowicz Collection in the early 1990s with her husband, Poju, to support the works of emerging contemporary artists across the globe.With over 5,000…

Florence-born Fawaz Gruosi spent years working with diamond expert Harry Winston in Saudi Arabia, learning the intricacies of the industry from within. In 1993 he launched his own brand, de Grisogono…

Salvatore Ferragamo has been an Italian luxury legend ever since its footwear was adopted by Hollywood sirens in the 1920s. Recently, Ferruccio Ferragamo, son of the eponymous founder and currently…

Joe Macari is one of the most renowned names in the classic car business, his showroom in London a wonderland of racing cars, supercars and hypercars of all eras, plus the occasional dalek. A racing…

The Frieze art fairs in London and New York are the reference points for the brave new world of contemporary art: at once ground-breaking and commercial, edgy and established, and a badge of honour…

The 70m Galatica Super Nova: Heesen's biggest yacht to date The new CEO of Heesen Yachts, Arthur Brouwer has stepped up to the helm at an exciting time for the luxury brand. Following the launch…

In the five years since it opened, The Alpina Gstaad has become an iconic European hotel, featuring award-winning restaurants and spa, spectacular indoor and outdoor pools, a gallery-worthy art…

Francois Paul Journe is the CEO of the eponymous Geneva-based watch company that is the ultimate object of desire for some of the world’s most discerning collectors. For our Luxury Leaders series,…

Adam Brett-Smith is managing director at one of the world’s most prestigious wine merchants, Corney & Barrow. The firm has unique and exclusive relationships with the world’s greatest wine…

Roland Herlory, CEO of luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin continues our Luxury Leaders series. He speaks to LUX about Saint Tropez’s 1970s rock’n’roll lifestyle, the influence of social media…

Michael Wainwright is Managing Director and co-owner of Boodles, the British society jeweller, which has nine stores in London and its heartland of northwest England. Soon after the opening of the…

Guillaume Davin is CEO of Moynat, the uber-luxe leather goods brand established privately by Bernard Arnault as a rival to Hermes. Moynat is not part of Arnault’s LVMH group, and the brand is run…

Javad Marandi, international entrepreneur with investments in the UK and continental Europe, is the first to feature in our new Luxury Leaders series. Here Marandi describes his work in…