Taking the strain

In the West a cup of coffee is largely taken for granted. But environmental change poses a real threat to the crop and to the farmers who manage it. Simon Brooke looks at scientific and social moves to protect beans and livelihoods alike

‘Doing good is good for business’

Billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson believes business can solve global problems, such as the spread of HIV, and tells Liz Bestic that it’s time for a major rethink of corporate practice

Working world is sleek and stylish

Acclaimed designer Timothy Jacob Jensen explains why functionalism lies at the heart of the Scandinavian approach to design

Going off-piste for perfect powder

Skiers flock to the French and Swiss Alps every winter in search of slopes and white powder. But insiders are increasingly heading to the space and calm of Scandinavia for a more all-round ski experience, writes Martin Bewick

Into the magic circle

The Arctic Circle is often portrayed as barren and inhospitable. But for less far-flung explorers, it offers both natural wonders and, increasingly, touristic delights, as Katja Pantzar reports