Sarah is a specialist writer on business, society and the environment. Topics she covers include green business, clean technology, corporate responsibility, international development, impact investing, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, strategic philanthropy and global healthcare.
A regular Financial Times contributor, Sarah is also a contributing editor and lead writer for the FT’s business and sustainability special reports, including publications such as Investing in Young People; Africa & the Green Economy, World Food; Green Technology; Responsible Business; and Business and the Environment.
Sarah also writes research reports and white papers for the Economist Group’s Economist Intelligence Unit,including publications such as Sustainability Insights: Learning from Business Leaders; Dangerous liaisons: How businesses are learning to work with their new stakeholders; Liveanomics: Urban liveability and economic growth; and Unlocking the benefits of energy efficiency: An executive dilemma.
Before Sarah relocated to New York in 2001 to work as a regular FT and Economist Group contributor, she spent 10 years on staff at the Financial Times in London. As an editor for FT Reports, she produced supplements on management topics, industries and countries. While at the FT, she edited the paper’s Responsible Business and Business in the Community magazines.
Before joining the Financial Times, Sarah worked as a desk editor at Reuters news agency in Hong Kong and on the weekend and business sections of the South China Morning Post. She edited a “Who’s Who of Asian Business” for Asia Inc, a Hong Kong based business magazine. In 1993, from Hanoi, she was part of a small team working on the launch of the Vietnam Economic Times, an English-language business magazine. In 1994, she helped produce a feasibility study for the Financial Times on joint-venture publishing in Vietnam.
Her work has also appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Economist, Salon.com, The Week, OnEarth magazine, American Demographics magazine, The Independent, The Guardian, Prospect, New Statesman, Asia Literary Review, the South China Morning Post, the National Post (Canada), and Business Day (South Africa).
Two of Sarah’s articles—“Commitment is a matter for all seasons” (Financial Times, April 28) and “How to deliver on the promises” (Financial Times, January 7)—were among the ten short-listed articles in the Best Management Article category in the Management Consultancies Association’s 2005 Management Writing Awards.