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  • Tragedy led Dame Margaret Barbour into the family business – she joined the weatherproof garment company one month after the sudden death of her husband in 1968. In the five decades since, she has turned it into an international fashion label

  • Setting out to do good with your career is no longer just the realm of the charitable sector. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with social entrepreneurs from business-owning families trying to tackle the world’s ills one by one – and making financial returns while they’re at it

  • Seven decades ago the Nuqul family was fleeing Palestine by foot; today they head up one of Jordan’s largest family businesses. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke with its second-generation chairman about how his family business has weathered the region’s geopolitical risk and the importance of good corporate governance

  • A volunteer trip to Uganda gave Cameron Saul the inspiration to mix business and giving back. Jessica Tasman-Jones spoke to the scion of luxury fashion brand Mulberry about creating sustainable leather goods company Bottletop

  • Percy Barnevik made his name heading up one of the largest family-controlled businesses in Europe, but in his retirement it is microenterprises where he has focused his attention. Jessica Tasman-Jones caught up with the former executive to find out how his foundation, Hand in Hand International, is addressing poverty one job at a time

  • A longtime employee of Michigan family office EDP Management Company has agreed to plead guilty to swindling its matriarch out of $16 million through money laundering and wire fraud.

  • Just one sixth of women on Forbes’ annual billionaires list are self made compared to the two thirds of individuals who are self made across the entire list – which this year totals 1,810 individuals with a combined net worth of $6.48 trillion.

  • The story of the unlikely grassroots movement that saved a beloved business

  • US wealth manager Abbot Downing has established a new business strategy to better focus on single family office clients, with its president stating that more investment entities are transitioning into family offices in the face of increasing regulation.

  • Impact investing is at a stage where family offices can get involved without having to chart unknown territory, according to a new appointment at Trusted Family, who previously worked for LGT Venture Philanthropy.

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