Reporter – Moral Money (London)

Moral Money, the FT’s award-winning platform on sustainability in business and finance, is seeking a new reporter to cover this controversial, fast-moving space, with a focus on Europe and Africa.

You will cover environmental, social and governance issues for Moral Money and the wider Financial Times. Since its creation in 2019, Moral Money has won two SABEW awards, produced strong commercial results and carved out a powerful franchise for the FT in this fast-growing sector. You will be one of the lead writers for the agenda-setting newsletter, contribute to our video content and co-host the international series of Moral Money conferences, as well as writing news and analysis for other sections of the FT.

This is an opportunity to dig deep into some of the most compelling, high-stakes stories in the global economy. You will explore how businesses and investors are scrambling to respond to the accelerating energy transition – and to the rising demands of regulators, customers and society as a whole. You will put a spotlight on murky corners of international supply chains – and on innovative companies that promise to drive progress towards a cleaner, fairer economy. You’ll track government and multilateral efforts to support and finance sustainable development, and the opportunities that this is creating for private sector investment. And you’ll ensure the FT leads the pack in its coverage of the tumultuous sustainable finance market, from green bonds to ESG ratings.

Sustainability has moved to the centre of the business conversation: from banks to tech giants to clothing producers, companies are competing to promote themselves as leaders on environmental and social issues. A key part of your role will be to cut through PR spin and ensure we hold companies to account. You’ll need to be able to parse the fine details of corporate sustainability claims, and clearly explain for readers the debates surrounding alleged corporate “greenwashing”, and controversial asset classes such as carbon offsets.

Moral Money is keenly followed by leading figures in the sustainable business and finance space – as well as by others with less expertise. It is therefore essential that your coverage should deliver the highest standards of analysis, expressed with flair in clear, accessible and jargon-free writing.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Writing for the Moral Money newsletter
  • Writing news and analysis for other sections of the FT
  • Collaborating with FT reporters and liaising closely with teams covering environmental issues and finance in particular
  • Co-hosting Moral Money conferences and contributing to our video series
  • Working with the Moral Money team on growing the reach and impact of the newsletter and other Moral Money products

Key Skills 

  • A keen interest in business and finance, ideally combined with knowledge of global financial markets
  • Linking commerce and financial flows to wider societal and political themes, as well as environmental science
  • Ability to write with both flair and precision
  • Excellent multi-tasker, able to prioritise effectively
  • Exemplary attention to detail
  • Creative thinker
  • Experience collaborating with reporters

Please submit your application by end of day, Wednesday 25th October.

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What’s in it for you? Our Benefits 

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Further Information 

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