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September 24, 2014

H&M has become the second family business to take out an award for social responsibility in business, after Axel Johnson Group took out the inaugural award last year.

H&M has become the second family business to take out an award for social responsibility in business, after Axel Johnson Group took out the inaugural award last year.

Karl-Johan Persson, the third-gen chief executive at Swedish fashion company H&M, was this week presented the Pontus Schultz award by Princess Victoria of Sweden.

The jury said that Persson won the award for improving wages and working conditions in the textile factories in a number of developing countries.

June 16, 2010

Last week was award season for family businesses in the UK and of the four main winners, it was interesting to note that three came from the alcoholic beverage sector, writes Katie Barker.

Last week was award season for family businesses in the UK and of the four main winners, it was interesting to note that three came from the alcoholic beverage sector, writes Katie Barker.

June 14, 2010

Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd, Fullers, Smith and Turner PLC and Robert Wiseman Dairies were winners of the Family Business Honours programme last week, held by JP Morgan private bank and the Institute for Family Business.

Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd, Fullers, Smith and Turner PLC and Robert Wiseman Dairies were winners of the Family Business Honours programme last week, held by JP Morgan private bank and the Institute for Family Business.
 
The winners were chosen for their business success, commitment to social responsibility and strong family governance, along with their positive records of staff retention and work in innovation.
 

March 5, 2010

Jim Perdue, the third-generation chairman of US poultry company Perdue Inc, has highlighted how family business values have enabled his business to become such a consistent success.

Jim Perdue, the third-generation chairman of US poultry company Perdue Inc, has highlighted how family business values have enabled his business to become such a consistent success.

October 22, 2008

The 13th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award has been won by Roca Corporación Empresarial in recognition of its success in blending family and business interests and their exemplary responsibility to their employees and society.

The 13th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award has been won by Roca Corporación Empresarial in recognition of its success in blending family and business interests and their exemplary responsibility to their employees and society.

Founded by siblings Matías, Matí, Josep and Ángela Roca in 1917, the Group is a world leader in the production and distribution of bathroom products. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, today it has over 22,000 employees worldwide and revenues of about $2.6 billion.

January 1, 2003

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

Joachim Schwass is Professor of Family Business, IMD and Director, the IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Family Business Center.

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

January 1, 2002

The Zegna Group, winners of the IMD Distinguished Family Business Award 2000, have successfully redefined and adapted their textile and menswear business to the changing world—never losing sight of the legacy of its founder

The beginnings of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group as a family business can be traced back to the birth of Angelo Zegna in 1859 in the northwestern part of Italy known as Piedmont. Born the fourth child of a farmer, Angelo first worked as a watchmaker. He later became a weaver, which is not surprising, since wool-making and weaving was the most common industry in this isolated and impoverished mountainous area.

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