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…

Alex Mustard photographed healthy reefs in the Maldives As our oceans warm up, the spectacular coral reefs of the Maldives archipelago are dying. Michael Marshall reports on the new philanthropic…

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…

Octopus is one of the largest owners and managers of renewable energy assets in Europe As the International Energy Agency warns that the worst of the energy crisis may be yet to come, governments…

The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organisations in the world. All images copyright: Carla Sanatana/ TNC Photo Contest 2019, Ethan…

London Technology Club lunch with Alexandre Mars at The Arts Club Konstantin Sidorov founded the London Technology Club to create a space for investors and tech professionals to network and…

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…

Eugenia Koh, Head of impact and sustainable investing at Standard Chartered Eugenia Koh believes that while philanthropic support is essential, capital markets must help to close the funding gap…

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…

Harnessing renewable energy from sources like hydro electric power is essential for investing in the future Jessica Hodges From renewable energy to alternative food products, biotech to…

Utsava Kasera is a next-gen portfolio entrepreneur who has put his faith in his latest investment: a premium Prosecco, aimed at shaking up the drink market in the UK and US. The Indian-born,…

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…

Culture A's hospitality projects include London's new wellness hotel Inhabit, which will open this summer. Image courtesy of Inhabit Hotels Anne T. Rogers is the founder of Amsterdam-based art…

Auctioneer Oliver Barker directing Sotheby's global e-auctions. Courtesy of Sotheby's. As part on an ongoing monthly column for LUX, artnet’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Sophie…

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…

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…

Drone footage of Atlantic Forest in Brazil. Image by FG Trade Can the power of the financial markets be harnessed to address environmental issues such as ocean conservation? LUX talks to Jörg…

Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan with landmark Baiterek tower. Image by cosmopol. Dynamic leadership and entrepreneurial thinking are required to help the global economy recover. We speak…

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…

Ombra Di Pantera is a new producer of Prosseco, and businessman Utsava Kasera's latest investment Utsava Kasera is an entrepreneur and investor with interests in luxury brands, fashion, art and…

Grevillia is a waterfront residence on the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, on the market for €56m Lord Andrew Hay. Image by John Wright Lord Andrew Hay is Global Head of Residential at Knight…

California Tech University (Caltech), where Kevin Xu has endowed the new Neurotechnology Center, due to open next year As a business leader, scientist, activist, media owner and philanthropist,…

Italy retains its place as one of the most desirable second home destinations in the world, says Andrew Hay. This property, Le Bandite is located in Umbria with easy access to Rome Lord Andrew…

Wendy Yu. Portrait by Jonathan Glynn-Smith Wendy Yu – entrepreneur, investor, cultural ambassador, fashion devotee, and frequent flyer between Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and New York – is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The two Maranellos together (Photo: Laetitia Sanai) The Ferrari 550 Maranello and its successor, the similar-but-different 575M Maranello, are becoming two of the most sought-after cars of the…

The 1997 Ferrari F50, of which only 349 were made. Image courtesy of Ferrari S.p.A. Classic cars are, for a new generation of luxury collectors, something of a conundrum. On the one hand, they…

By Darius Sanai Editor in Chief Starting on Friday November 25, around 480 supercars and classics will be up for sale in Milan at the RM Sotheby’s Duemila Route (“two thousand wheels”)…

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…

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…

The investment potential of the best art will just keep on increasing, says Simon de Pury, one of the world’s most renowned auctioneers, as art becomes ever more aligned with high luxury. Simon…

By Darius Sanai Editor in Chief Like art, fine wine and limited-edition watches, classic cars fall into the category of what luxury analysts call “Investments of Passion” – stuff you can…