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November 23, 2017

Family philanthropy drives corporate donations boom; Colgin Cellars joins LVMH; and time flies for impact investing

Family philanthropy drives corporate donations boom

Philanthropy has boomed since the global financial crisis, with a record high of £1.83 billion ($2.4 billion) donated in 2016.

The number of donations of £1 million ($1.3 million) and above was also up by two-thirds over the decade, according to the 10th anniversary Coutts Million Pound Donors Report released this week.

January 17, 2017

Stay invested, stay patient and think long-term are words of advice for family business leaders from Coutts at the launch of its outlook for 2017.

Stay invested, stay patient and think long-term are words of advice for family business leaders from Coutts at the launch of its outlook for 2017.

November 29, 2016

The amount given in philanthropic efforts in the United Kingdom, United States and Middle East has rocketed from $17 billion to $56 billion a year, a new report says.

The amount given in philanthropic efforts in the United Kingdom, United States and Middle East has rocketed from $17 billion to $56 billion a year, a new report says.

The fourth international edition of the Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report, released this week, also found 85% of the value of the 2,197 donations in January to December 2015 were given by individuals and the rest by corporations or foundations.

November 20, 2015

Universities remained the main destinations for multi-million dollar donations in 2014, despite a 8% drop in the total number of charitable gifts overall, according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

Universities remained the main destinations for multi-million dollar donations in 2014, despite a 8% drop in the total number of charitable gifts overall, according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

November 12, 2013

Universities receive the lion's share of one-off donations above $1 million (€744,000), according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

Universities receive the lion's share of one-off donations above $1 million (€744,000), according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

The Million Dollar Donors Report 2013, published by UK-based private bank Coutts, found that of the 2 billion known donations over $1 million in the six areas surveyed, 37% were made to higher education institutions.

The study tracked more than $19 billion-worth of donations from 1,249 donors from across the USA, UK, Russia, China, Hong Kong and the GCC.

July 9, 2013

Next gen education is all the rage these days, and rightly so. But some are breaking away from the classroom-based approach and are testing youngsters, not to mention giving their confidence a boost. 

Hurtling through the icy tundra north of Tromso in Arctic Norway, with a team of six dogs in front of you and an awful lot of nothing all around, is perhaps not the first place you might choose to do a spot of business education.

February 21, 2013

"Should I stay or should I go?" asked The Clash. It’s a question that arises for all next-gens sooner or later, at least when it comes to the people they employ to advise them about investing their money. The evidence suggests that many incline to "go".

"Should I stay or should I go?" asked The Clash. It’s a question that arises for all next-gens sooner or later, at least when it comes to the people they employ to advise them about investing their money. The evidence suggests that many incline to "go".

A recent report published by Campden Wealth and Morgan Stanley found that 62% of the next-generation members in major family businesses are considering changing their bankers in the next two years, compared to just 25% of the older generation in those businesses.

July 26, 2012

The digital natives of Generation Y are starting to work in their families’ businesses. And with their work ethic and understanding of social media, they’re already starting to shake things up.

They were the children born into the final decades of the 20th century. Sometimes branded Generation “me” or Generation “I”, but mostly known as Generation “Y”, they’re supposedly tech-savvy and globally focused, but also arrogant, with short attention spans, and expect to be able to have it “all” when it comes to family and work-life balance.

December 12, 2011

High net worth individuals in the UK, some of them family business members, are the biggest donators of £1 million (€1.17 million) or more to charities in the country, despite an overall decline in giving, according to a report by private bank Coutts.

High net worth individuals in the UK, some of them family business members, are the biggest donators of £1 million (€1.17 million) or more to charities in the country, despite an overall decline in giving, according to a report by private bank Coutts.

Out of a total of 174 million-pound-plus donations made during 2009/2010, 60% of the money came from the very wealthy, said the study entitled The Million Pound Donors Report 2011.

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